The exhaust emissions from ships are not only discussed in terms of GHG (greenhouse gas) reductions. The operators of offshore supply vessels (OSV) are concerned about their technical employees who work primarily on deck and are exposed to the exhaust. In addition to these health matters, yacht and cruise ship operators want to avoid that passengers be disrupted by the smell of exhaust gases.
There are a lot of different energy saving devices (ESD) on the market, e.g. pre-swirl fins, ducts (Schneekluth, Mewis), and post-swirl devices (costa bulbs, rudder fins and hub fins). The suppliers promise efficiency rates, which lie within achieved rates of former projects and the spread is often relatively high, e.g. savings of “2 up to 6%”. For ship owners it is difficult to decide, which device is the best solution for their particular ship design.
About ten years ago the proper ventilation of perishable goods was an issue for some ship owners and operators. Many reefer cargo hold ventilation systems were designed with a weak performance and the cooling units of containers failed during transport due to intake temperatures above the cooling units maximum design temperature. This problem has been solved for many container ships due to the design of ventilation systems according to new regulations, which take into account conservative fresh air volume rates.
Using a RANSE code with a coupled 6-DOF solver, we provide numerical analyses of loads acting on floating structures.
If you need a reliable nominal wake field for the design of your propeller, we provide CFD wake field analysis in model and/or full-scale.