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Project Energy-saving air-Lubricated Ships (PELS)

AuthorsThill, C.H., Toxopeus, S.L. and Walree, F. van
Conference/JournalISSDR 2nd International Symposium on Seawater Drag Reduction, Busan, Korea
DateMay 1, 2005

For the majority of current ships sailing, the dominant part of the resistance is due to friction with the surrounding water. Addressing this part of a ship's resistance means to improve ship's performance on top of what is achievable by 'traditional' optimisations, such as shape optimisation and minimising the radiated waves.


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