Show all publications

Merits of flapping roll stabilizer fins

AuthorsDallinga, R.P., Rapuc, S.
Conference/JournalHISWA Amsterdam Boat Show, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Date5 mrt. 2014

Since their introduction in the late 1990s, the use of fin stabilizers in the stabilization of rolling ships at zero forward speed has become quite common. This stabilization is generally achieved with more or less conventional low-aspect ratio fins with increased actuator power to realize a “kicking” motion. The limitations of this compromise and a wealth of literature on “flapping flight” led MARIN in 2008 to explore the merits of a flapping fin alternative by means of a set of experiments. The present work describes, after a general introduction, the results of these tests and a comparison with the conventional solution. In addition the results of very recent experiments with a commercial application of the principle are discussed.


Contact person photo


You will need an account to view this content

To view this content you will need a login account. If you already have an account you can sign in below. If you want an account then you can create one.