Propulsion performance optimization of “neighbour duct” by CFD
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As one of measures against CO2 reduction regulation by EEDI, energy-saving device (ESD) has been widely used. As one of ESD, the authors developed "Neighbour Duct" which was a vertical-long-oval stern duct. Neighbour Duct generates thrust by harnessing flow along both sides of stern. By CFD, the geometric parameter of Neighbour Duct was optimized, and the principle of thrust generation was made clear. In order to verify the result of CFD, a series of model test was carried out at National Maritime Research Institute (NMRI), the thrust deduction factors of both CFD and model test results were good agreement. As Estimation of performance of actual ship based on the model test, BHP was reduced 4.4% by Neighbour Duct. In addition, 1-w only decreased by 1%. Therefore it was found that CO2 reduction effect would be obtained by Neibour Duct without changing the propeller or propeller design.
CitationKatayama, K. [et al.]. Propulsion performance optimization of «neighbour duct» by CFD. A: MARINE VII. "MARINE VII : proceedings of the VII International Conference on Computational Methods in Marine Engineering". CIMNE, 2017, p. 529-537. ISBN 978-84-946909-8-3.
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