MARIN engineers in cooperation with Eindhoven University of Technology have made a giant leap forward in the innovation of podded propulsor models. A new approach using a dedicated electric motor inside the pod, instead of a mechanical right angle drive was the result. This innovation greatly improves the accuracy and flexibility of model tests with pods. In addition, it facilitates the correct modelling of innovative, slender pod shapes. Report looks at this latest innovation from MARIN.
Martijn van Rijsbergen