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Towards large-scale FPV

MARIN Report 132

Sep 30, 2021

Floating Photovoltaics (FPV) is a rapidly growing market. The first commercial FPV plant, which was around 170 kWp, was realised in 2008 on an ...
renewablesoffshore
Magazine

Wind-powered shipping increasingly popular

MARIN Report 132

Sep 30, 2021

The uptake of wind propulsion as a solution to reduce fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions is accelerating. Compared to future alternative ...
transport and shippingoffshore wind
Magazine

"The main challenge is to further decrease electricity costs while increasing total capacity"

MARIN Report 132

Sep 30, 2021

MARIN believes it is our responsibility to contribute to the development of offshore renewable energy from waves, tides and wind. Back in 2010, we ...
renewablesoffshoreoffshore energy
Magazine

Beaching tests for amphibious landing craft

MARIN Report 132

Sep 30, 2021

Sailing through the surf zone near a beach during an amphibious landing can be a dangerous operation, particularly because sailing with a landing ...
defence
Magazine

"For yachting issues we join forces to understand the physics and mechanism of the problem"

MARIN Report 132

Sep 30, 2021

The glossy yachting magazines are full of images and stories about newbuilds of unprecedented shapes and sizes: there have never been so many yachts ...
passengers and yachting
Magazine

Examining the importance of hydrodynamic interaction

MARIN Report 132

Sep 30, 2021

When a ship enters a lock or passes under a narrow bridge, the hydrodynamic effect is obvious, but hydrodynamic interaction also plays a role in ...
infrastructurecfd
Magazine

Improving the safety of passenger ships with the MARIN Ferry

MARIN Report 132

Sep 30, 2021

In 2018 MARIN participated in the investigation directed by the Sewol Investigation Commission on the sinking of the Korean ferry M/V Sewol. The ...
passengers and yachtingresearch
Magazine

"The energy transition is the biggest challenge for the passenger vessel sector"

MARIN Report 132

Sep 30, 2021

Within the passenger market the most important research topics for MARIN are safety, comfort, and fuel/emission reduction. Almost all large cruise ...
passengers and yachtingsafety
Magazine

WiSP 2: Wind-assisted ship propulsion

MARIN Report 132

Sep 30, 2021

In recent years, there has been a resurgence of research on wind-assisted ship propulsion. After a very successful first WiSP JIP, the follow-up ...
marine systemswind propulsion
Magazine

"The integration of marine systems at the ship concept stage will be key"

MARIN Report 132

Sep 30, 2021

Marine Systems represent a vast family of products and solutions, which are pretty difficult to characterise in just a few words. While a hull or a ...
marine systems
Paper

And…Action! Setting the Scene for Accurate Visual CFD Comparisons Using Ray Tracing

Journal of Marine Science and Engineering

Sep 28, 2021

Increased graphical capabilities of contemporary computer hardware make ray tracing possible for a much wider range of applications. In science, and ...
cfdcfd/simulation/desk studies
Magazine

"The ever-growing size of vessels is one of themost important developments"

MARIN Report 132

Sep 28, 2021

The Infrastructure market covers a wide and diverse range in many ways: from projects studying the capacity of inland waterways and the design and ...
infrastructure
Paper

Pendulation control for dynamical positioning capable ship; considerations on actuator usage

IFAC-PapersOnLine

Sep 22, 2021

Ship-mounted cranes are used in the offshore industry for, among others, placement of wind turbine components. The pendulation of the load can be ...
measurements and controlfuel efficiencyenergy savingdynamic positioning
Paper

Screening wave conditions for the occurrence of green water events on sailing ships

Ocean Engineering

Aug 15, 2021

Design loads for extreme wave events on ships, such as slamming and green water, are hard to define. These events depend on details in the incoming ...
wavesextreme conditionscfd
Paper

Assessment of the Manoeuvrability Characteristics of a Twin Shaft Naval Vessel Using an Open-Source CFD Code

Journal of Marine Science and Engineering

Jun 16, 2021

The purpose of this study is to assess the quality of the manoeuvre prediction of a twinshaft naval vessel by means of a time-domain simulator based ...
manoeuvring and nautical studiescfdmanoeuvringcfd/simulation/desk studies