First ever investigation into VSP-induced hull-pressure fluctuations

AuthorsRien de Meij
Conference/JournalMARIN Report 109
DateAug 30, 2013
Reading time3 minutes

For the first time an investigation into Voith Schneider Propulsor-induced hull-pressure fluctuations has been carried out. This investigation was part of a New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) study to retrofit the Molinari Class Ferries, which operate to the worldrenowned Staten Island, with Voith Schneider Propulsion (VSP). One of the objectives was to investigate the modification in terms of energy efficiency.

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sustainable propulsionnoise and vibrationresistance and propulsionmarine systemspoweringdefencepassengers and yachtingtransport and shippingcavitation