On the power savings by an auxiliary kite propulsion

AuthorsNaaijen, P., Koster, V. and Dallinga, R.P.
Conference/JournalInternational Shipbuilding Progress
DateDec 1, 2006

A performance study of auxiliary wind propulsion for commercial ships by means of a traction kite is presented. Results of a case study are presented showing the relative fuel saving as a function of wind speed and wind direction relative to the sailing direction.

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sustainable propulsionresistance and propulsionpropulsion