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Advanced hydrodynamics for improved transport efficiency

Advanced hydrodynamics for improved transport efficiency

This project develops novel ship hull-forms with advanced hydrodynamic characteristic.

Project leader

Professor Longbin Tao

Dates

April 2012 to March 2013

Project staff

Dr Alan Murphy

Sponsors

EPSRC

Partners

Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

Description

Objectives
  1. The project will develop novel ship hull-forms with advanced hydrodynamic characteristic. This is to reduce resistance and maximise efficiency of selected vessel types. It investigates the reduction in fuel usage from global shipping under realistic conditions. It does this through simulating ship operations.
  2. The project investigates the mechanisms of freak wave generation. It also studies the impact of extreme waves on energy infrastructure. The project develops methodology and techniques used for laboratory experiments.

The lab experiments are on:

    • Freak wave generation
    • Interaction of extreme waves with offshore structures