Development of Intelligent Forms of Large Ships for Energy Efficient Transportation
Prof. Osman Turan and Kurt Mizzi, in the Department of Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering (NAOME) are using ARCHIE-WeSt to investigate and optimise the hull-propeller interaction of a bulk carrier with the aim of improving its energy efficiency.
When it comes to ship hydrodynamics, one can improve the energy efficiency of a vessel by either optimising the hull form and/or installing Energy Saving Devices (ESD) in order to enhance the hull-propeller interaction performance. This project involves various case studies that are carried out to predict the performance of different design variants using high fidelity CFD software. These include the simulation of different hull-stern designs as well as the installation of various ESD combinations. Such a process is carried out by integrating advanced numerical software (StarCCM +) to solve the physics with a parametric modeller (CAESES) that is capable of generating smart design variations. Such a framework requires extensive numerical power thus making the High Performance Computer (HPC) supplied by the University, Archie-WEST, crucial for the study.
For more information about the project, contact Prof. Osman Turan (firstname.lastname@example.org), professor at the Department of Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering or Kurt Mizzi (email@example.com), who is currently carrying out a PhD course at the University of Strathclyde.
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