TRIPOD: The development of a novel propulsion concept

Mariano Pérez Sobrino, Antonio Sánchez-Caja, Ramón Quereda, Jaime Masip, Maarten Nijland, Tomi Veikonheimo, Kimmo Kokkila, Juan González-Adalid, Aitor Uriarte

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The work presented in this report has been developed inside the EU funding project "TRIple Energy Saving by Use of CRP, CLT and PODded Propulsion (TRIPOD)" (FP7-Grant# 265809). This report is of public nature and contents all the project results that can be released to the technical community showing the most relevant findings and developments that can be of general interest in the development of a novel propulsion concept formed by the combination of three technologies: podded propulsors, CRP configuration and endplate CLT propellers. The technical content and the design phases of the project are described. Relevant developments in Hydrodynamics of CRP-POD system, in CFD applications to propellers working in CRP configurations and in the energy savings achieved are presented. Last but not least an economical analysis has been performed as part of the validation of the new propulsion concept developed in the project.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)80-95
JournalIngeniería naval
Issue number919
Publication statusPublished - 2013
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • Contrarotating propeller (CRP)
  • CLT propeller
  • Pod propulsion
  • CFD
  • model test
  • Tip Loaded
  • economic analysis
  • saving energy


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