WINDSTRUC - wind-assisted propulsion for commercial vessels
Research Project , 2020 – 2023

WINDSTRUC is a three-year project where calculation models are developed and compared with measurements on aphysical model. The project will employ and doctoral student. Design companies, equipment suppliers and shipowners will contribute with resources and financing. The project comprises three main parts: (1) Design and manufacture of a telescopic sail rig that was developed and patented within the Effship project; (2) Development of tools for dimensioning and optimization of sail structures for ships based on Fluid-Structure-Interactions. Sail structures, as well as large wind turbines, require simultaneous analysis of both structure and fluid structural since the deformation due to the surrounding flow is so large that the flow is affected by the deformation and thus creates a coupled problem; (3) Analysis and evaluation with ShipCLEAN models. Model for the telescopic rig is implemented in the ShipClean model and its performance is evaluated and compared with other sailing concepts.

Participants

Carl-Erik Janson (contact)

Professor at Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Marine Technology

Jonas Ringsberg

Full Professor at Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Marine Technology

Fabian Thies

Post doc at Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Marine Technology

Collaborations

ScandiNAOS AB

Göteborg, Sweden

Stena Shipping AB

Gothenburg, Sweden

Funding

Swedish Energy Agency

Funding Chalmers participation during 2020–2023

Stena Shipping AB

Funding Chalmers participation during 2020–2023

ScandiNAOS AB

Funding Chalmers participation during 2020–2023

Related Areas of Advance and Infrastructure

Sustainable development

Driving Forces

Transport

Areas of Advance

Energy

Areas of Advance

Basic sciences

Roots

Innovation and entrepreneurship

Driving Forces

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Latest update

2020-12-20