Wind-assisted propulsion for shipping: status and perspectives
Paper in proceedings, 2017

The major objective of this paper is to summarize the status of wind-assisted propulsion for shipping, especially focus on the relevant literature published during the last ten years. According to its research directions within wind-assisted technologies, the status summary is divided into four sections. Firstly, the drivers of utilizing wind propulsion technologies and the operating principles of four popular wind propulsion technologies are introduced. Next the deployment status and technical considerations of current wind-assisted propulsion for shipping are illustrated. Then the barriers to uptake and development of wind propulsion technologies are discussed. Finally, some perspectives regarding the future developments and use of wind-assisted propulsion technologies for shipping activities are presented. The possible actions that are helpful to overcome the barriers in developing and utilizing wind-assisted propulsion technologies are proposed and analyzed.

wind-assisted propulsion

shipping

Renewable energy application

Author

Ruihua Lu

Chalmers, Shipping and Marine Technology, Marine Technology

Jonas Ringsberg

Chalmers, Shipping and Marine Technology, Marine Technology

Wengang Mao

Chalmers, Shipping and Marine Technology, Marine Technology

Proceedings of The 2nd International Conference on Ships and Offshore Structures (ICSOS 2017)

561-571-571 ICSOS2017-037

The 2nd International Conference on Ships and Offshore Structures (ICSOS 2017)
Shenzhen, China,

Chalmers Area of Advance Transport – funding 2018

Chalmers, 2018-01-01 -- 2018-12-31.

Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Innovation and entrepreneurship

Areas of Advance

Transport

Energy

Roots

Basic sciences

Subject Categories

Vehicle Engineering

Energy Systems

Fluid Mechanics and Acoustics

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10/11/2018