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Palfinger August 2022

Propellers - Research, Design, Construction & Application

27 - 28 March 2019, London, UK    

Sponsored By:IMG 8600

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Especially during the last decade, the economic circumstances have made the energy/fuel savings a decisive competitive factor and environmental concerns have become one of the most important issues the maritime industry is facing nowadays.

Those challenges are being tackled through research and development in the design and construction of propellers in all applications, making a significant contribution to increasing efficiency and reducing emissions.

Influenced by IMO regulation on energy efficiency design index (EEDI), the demand of energy saving devices (ESDs) is expected to keep growing. Its design requires a deep knowledge of the flow behaviour in the aft area of the vessel and highly advanced CFD simulations are required in order to properly characterise the hydrodynamic efficiency due to the propeller/hull interaction.

Conference Programme

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Papers to be presented include:

  • KEYNOTE: Current Trends in Marine Propulsion by John Carlton, City, University of London, UK
  • The Importance of a Non-Deterministic Design Optimization for Predicting Real-Life Propeller Performances by Kevin Vidal, Benoit Mallol, Charles Hirsh, NUMECA International S.A, Belgium, Leo Poppelier, SipMarine, the Netherlands
  • Full Scale Analysis of Propeller Noise & Vibration with OpenFOAM by Endicott M. Fay, Cotty Fay Marine Design, USA
  • RIM Driven Propellers: Optimization Based Design Approach Using RANS Calculations by Stefano Gaggero, University of Genoa, Italy 
  • Propellers Geometry Modeling Through B-Splines Surfaces by Rodrigo Perez, Francisco Perez-Arribas, Marine Engineering School of the Technical University of Madrid, Spain
  • Numerical Estimation about Performance of CPP and Podded Propulsor on many Off-Design Conditions using RANS Approach by Kohei Himei, Nakashima Propeller Co. Ltd, Japan
  • A Simple Electromechanical Controllable Pitch Propeller  by Jordan McBain, Dogged Mechatronics LLC, USA
  • Usage of Digital Tools for Optimum Propeller Designs by Norbert Bulten, Wartsila Marine Solutions, the Netherlands

Registration and Payment

Registration Fee (Inc VAT)  By 28/02/2019     After 28/02/2019
RINA members         £670+VAT = £804          £770+VAT = £924
Non-members        £770+VAT = £924      £870+VAT = £1044
Concessions (retired/students, etc)        £340+VAT = £408            £340+VAT = £408
Principal Author        £145+VAT = £174      £145+VAT = £174
Additional Author         £670+VAT = £804      £670+VAT = £804

Register by 28th February 2019 and save money - Early Bird Registration fees (Inc VAT)

The registration fee includes printed conference papers, lunch, refreshments, drinks reception, a USB of the papers and presentations after the conference, and VAT. The USB will be posted to the delegates about 10-12 weeks after the conference.

Additional copies of the conference papers or USB will also be available for sale (members £120 and non-members £140) after the event. If you would like to order a copy, contact the Bookshop Assistant on +44 (0)20 7235 4622 or via e-mail at 

Registration and Payment methods

1: Register and pay online using a secure link

2: Register and to be sent invoice for payment via bank transfer or cheque

Payments must be made in sterling by Eurocheque, cheque drawn on a bank with a UK branch address or sterling bank transfer. Please note that RINA requires payment before the conference date.


Under UK Customs and Excise regulations delegates from all countries are required to pay VAT on any conference or course taking place in the UK. Delegates from outside the UK may be entitled to reclaim this cost.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received in writing two weeks before the event takes place will be subject to an administration charge of £200. Cancellations received after this time cannot be accepted and are subject to the full event fee. Delegates may be substituted; however this must be sent in writing and confirmed with the Conference Co-ordinator. In the event of cancellation of the programme for any reason, our liability is limited to the return of the registration fee.

8-9 Northumberland StreetConference Venue

The Propellers - Research, Design, Construction & Application conference will be held at the Institution's Headquarters.

Delegates may take advantage of the Institution's membership to stay at Club Quarters, less than one minute's walk from Headquarters 

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Attendance at the RINA conferences and courses qualifies as Continuing Professional Development. Delegates to the conference will receive a CPD Certificate

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