Comparison between Full-scale Measurements and Theoretical Fuel Consumption Model in a Real Arctic Ship Navigation
Paper in proceedings, 2019

Due to the global warming and the continuous decline of Arctic sea ice, maritime transport in the Arctic region has been increased dramatically. While operating in the Arctic area, ships face regular environment loads and ice loads synchronously, the consideration of ice resistance is essential for the fuel consumption estimation in the ice-covered water voyage. In this paper, a theoretical fuel consumption model is proposed based on empirical method for ship sailing through the Arctic route. The results are compared with the full-scale measurements in a real Arctic ship navigation, and discussed with regards to uncertainties and the prediction capacity of the fuel consumption model. The encountered sea states and ice thickness are constructed by hindcast reanalysis data and climate model projections.

Arctic shipping

Northeast Passage

fuel consumption.

sea ice conditions

full-scale measurements

Author

Xiao Lang

Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Marine Technology

Chi Zhang

Lars Jonasson

Chalmers, Space, Earth and Environment, Microwave and Optical Remote Sensing

Wengang Mao

Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Marine Technology

Leif Eriksson

Chalmers, Space, Earth and Environment, Microwave and Optical Remote Sensing

Di Zhang

Proceedings of the International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference

10986189 (ISSN) 15551792 (eISSN)

The 29th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference
Hawaii, USA,

Explore innovative solutions for arctic shipping

The Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education (STINT), 2017-05-01 -- 2020-06-30.

Subject Categories

Mechanical Engineering

Marine Engineering

Probability Theory and Statistics

Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Innovation and entrepreneurship

Areas of Advance

Transport

Energy

Roots

Basic sciences

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Created

7/29/2019