Resistance & Propulsion
The overall aim of the programme is to understand, predict and develop a design methodology, leading to an improved powering performance of ships. This performance has initially been focussed on the design condition (one speed and loading), but more and more are we aiming to optimize the powering performance for a spectrum of operating conditions. Powering performance in this respect not only refers to fuel efficiency but also to comfort (propeller induced vibrations and noise), wear (cavitation erosion) and radiated noise (with regard to e.g. hindrance to the environment or ship signatures).


Typically, the work under Resistance and Propulsion aims at a well-considered balance between fuel efficiency and acceptable noise and comfort levels. This balance translates in finding the optimum compromise between the two aspects as both aspects typically require opposing decisions in the design.


The programme consist of the following sub programmes:

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