Advantages of twin rudder system with asymmetric wing section aside a propeller: the new hull form with twin rudders utilizing duct effects

Noriyuki Sasaki, Mehmet Atlar, Sadotomo Kuribayashi

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Abstract

This study presents a new twin rudder system with asymmetric wing section, aside a propeller, as a new category energy saving device (ESD) for ships. The energy saving principle of the new ESD, which is called "Gate rudder", is described and its applicability on a large bulk carrier is explored using experimental and numerical methods. The study makes emphasis on the cost-effectiveness of the proposed ESD and presents a potential energy saving up to 7–8 % with the new device as well as
an attractive return investment in 0.37–0.9 year. These estimations are based on the conventional powering methods, whereas the accuracy of the ESD design method is confirmed by model test measurements.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)297-308
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Marine Science and Technology
Volume21
Issue number2
Early online date29 Dec 2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2016

Keywords

  • twin rudder
  • gate rudder
  • duct effect
  • ESD
  • maneuverability
  • energy saving devices
  • bulk carrier
  • cost-effectiveness
  • conventional powering methods

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