Biofouling solutions that can improve energy consumption of vessels
Research Project , 2017 – 2019

The aim of this project is to establish reliable methods for evaluation of frictional resistance of hull coatings as well as different stages of fouling through experimental work. Antifouling coatings are primarily used to deter the fouling on ship hulls. In general, the assumption regarding the hull roughness, which is mostly represented by coating types and conditions, materially influences the power required to drive the ship and it’s fuel consumption and hence the operational cost, GHG emissions. Therefore, continual development of coatings and different coating application practices require continuous updated estimates of roughness and skin friction data.

Participants

Irma Yeginbayeva (contact)

Doktor vid Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Maritime Studies, Maritime Environment and Energy Systems

Valery Chernoray

Forskningsingenjör vid Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Fluid Dynamics

Lena Granhag

Docent vid Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Maritime Studies, Maritime Environment and Energy Systems

Funding

Chalmers

Funding Chalmers participation during 2017–2019

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Transport

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Latest update

2018-11-30