Speed-power performance prediction
General information
In the early stages of ship design, an initial speed-power prediction can be made by MARIN to verify whether the hull design is good enough to enable the ship to attain its contract speed at a specified draught, trim and power. Such a prediction is made on the basis of a large database that MARIN owns, which contains the results of many model tests as well as full scale ship sea trial results, either measured by MARIN, or by a third party and supplied to MARIN.

Services & Activities
The Resistance and Propulsion experts have a vast expertise in the field of speed-power predictions for ships. The available data not only concern conventional single and twin screw displacement ships, but also semi-planing and planing craft, ships propelled by pods and /or azimuthing thrusters and waterjet propelled craft.

Facilities & Tools
The following tools are used to make speed power predictions:

Software Sales
Some software tools are available for commercial use outside MARIN. A complete overview of these software tools for sale can be found under Software Sales.

MARIN has provided this service for many different ships for a large group of clients. The list below gives a review of ship types:

  • Container vessels
  • Cruise liners
  • Ferries
  • Luxury motor and sailing yachts
  • Hopper dredgers
  • Working vessels
  • Naval vessels, including submarines
Most recent speed/power performance related papers presented by MARIN
(complete overview of papers can be found under Publications)

Most recent speed/power performance related articles written for MARIN Report
(complete overview of articles can be found under Publications)

For more information on how MARIN can help your organisation with the issue of speed power predictions, please contact the knowledge group powering and resistance at powering@marin.nl

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