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Paper Title: Study of Airflow Around Ship with Rigid Sail Array and Potential Array Propulsive Power 



G M Atkinson, Eco Marine Power, Japan and University of Tasmania, Australia


An array of rigid sails installed on a large powered ship could provide a viable means to reduce fuel oil consumption (FOC) and emissions by using the power of the wind as a source of supplementary propulsion. This paper describes the study of airflow around a concept ship design fitted with 14 segment rigid sails (SRS) using a virtual wind tunnel software application and also investigates the propulsive force that a fixed sail array could provide using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis.



Transactions RINA, Vol 161, Part A2, International Journal Maritime Engineering, Apr - Jun 2019 

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DOI No: 10.3940/rina.ijme.2019.a2.520

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