JIPS

Joint Industry Project

TRUST

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The TRUST JIP (Thrust Hydrodynamics JIP) aims at increasing the insight in the physical phenomena, quantifying thruster interaction effects and investigating possibilities for improvement.

PROJECT APPROACH AND SCOPE OF WORK

In the TRUST JIP model test data, CFD calculation results and full scale measurements will be combined to provide the methods and tools for the hydrodynamic optimisation of a DP vessel's thruster configuration during the design. One of the deliverables is the DP capability and operational analysis tool "TRUST", which combines traditional DP capability plots with the evaluation of other operational criteria, such as motions and accelerations. Finally, guidelines will be developed on how to use model tests and CFD calculations in the analysis of thruster interaction effects and the optimisation of thruster configurations on DP vessels.