Projects prove that air cavities reduce ship resistance
Author Evert-Jan Foeth
Title Projects prove that air cavities reduce ship resistance
Conference/Journal MARIN Report
Month August
Year 2011
Number 103
Pages 16

Intro
It is now proven that air lubrication leads to a reduction in power and consequently, leads to fuel savings thanks to the Joint Industry Projects PELS and SMOOTH. The projects have shown that air lubrication makes it possible to reduce power by 15% for an inland ship travelling at normal operational speeds.


September 2, 2011
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