Wind assisted propulsion of merchant vessels

Increased fuel costs and focus on reducing emissions have increased the interest in harnessing the power of the wind to propel commercial ships. The project aims to demonstrate the potential of wind assisted propulsion together with companies within the field and apply the state-of-the-art tools for ship (and wind) routing to maximize the benefit from wind power.

Participants

Jonas Ringsberg (contact)

Professor vid Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Marine Technology

Ruihua Lu

Doktor vid Shipping and Marine Technology

Wengang Mao

Docent vid Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Marine Technology

Bengt J Ramne

Professor of the Practice vid Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Marine Technology

Fabian Tillig

Doktorand vid Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Marine Technology

Collaborations

Lighthouse - maritime competence centre

Gothenburg, Sweden

Funding

VINNOVA

Funding Chalmers participation during 2017–2019

Related Areas of Advance and Infrastructure

Sustainable development

Driving Forces

Transport

Areas of Advance

Energy

Areas of Advance

Basic sciences

Roots

Materials Science

Areas of Advance

More information

Latest update

2017-03-06