Hull optimisation for propulsion system performance
Research Project, 2016 – 2018

The project aims to develop hull shape optimisation procedures with the objective to reduce the required Power. This in turn relies on three sub-objectives:

  • Improved understanding of propulsion system interaction effects to efficiently identify key parameters for the optimisation;
  • Development of suitable optimisation algorithm set-ups for commercial design time scales;
  • Identification of analysis tool necessary to capture correct level of flow physics to yield reliable optimisation results.


Rickard Bensow (contact)

Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences (M2), Marine Technology


Stichting Maritiem Research Instituut Nederland

Wageningen, Netherlands


Stichting Maritiem Research Instituut Nederland

Project ID: HP/RR/16-001
Funding Chalmers participation during 2016–2018

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