PODs in Service JIP features 'unique' grouping of interests
AuthorsHenk van den Boom or Henk Valkhof
Conference/JournalMARIN Report 71
Date1 Sep 2000
Reading time3 minutes
New azimuthing electric drives have proven to be highly efficient, with vessel lay-out and reduction of noise and vibration; now a new Joint Industry Project will look closely at safety and reliability of podded propulsors, assessing hydrostructural loads on pod and vessel hulls under operational and extreme conditions.Measurement of propeller blade strains, shaft loads and underwater noise will also be studied.