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HDV Flettner Rotors Project Commissioning Basis

Citation ETI HDV Flettner Rotors Project Commissioning Basis, ETI, 2014.
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Author(s) ETI
Project partner(s) ETI
Publisher ETI
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Abstract The HDV Marine phase 1 project(lead by Rolls-Royce) identified wind assisted propulsion as an area that has significant potential to reduce fuel usein shipping. The phase 1 study considered three potential wind assisted technologies:
  • Flettner Rotors
  • Wing sails
  • Soft-sails
This led to Flettner Rotors being identified as the technology with the greatest potential for fuel consumption reduction.

This project uses Flettner Rotor data gathered from the M/V Estraden, to validate models built by UCL and BMT Defence Services Ltd. The validated models will be used to predict performance of Flettner Rotors on a tanker
Associated Project(s) ETI-HD1050: Flettner Rotor Sails
Associated Dataset(s) No associated datasets
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