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Viability study of sailing propulsion combined with a conventional system
Year:2011
Research Areas
  • Naval engineering
Information
Abstract
For many years now, sails have been used as a propulsion system. At present, they are restricted to recreational/sport crafts since the appearance of the first steam vessels in the beginning of the 19th century. But in the last years, due to the increase of fuel price and the pollution of the environment, it is being studied the possibility to introduce again the sail as a propulsive method combined with other conventional systems. In this paper, it is studied the viability of using a sail as a propellant with other conventional systems of propulsion. First, a state of the art of the existing technologies is included. After considering the concept of apparent wind, the range of use of this complementary propulsion is presented. The calculation methodology, the numerical simulations and the wind inputs from a specific route are also included.
International
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Congress
XXII Congreso Panamericano de Ingeniería Naval, Transporte Marítimo e Ingeniería Portuaria
960
Place
Buenos Aires (Argentina)
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
0000000000
Start Date
27/09/2011
End Date
30/09/2011
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Actas del XXII Congreso Panamericano de Ingeniería Naval, Transporte Marítimo e Ingeniería Portuaria
Participants
  • Autor: Patricia Izaguirre Alza (UPM)
  • Autor: Luis Perez Rojas (UPM)
  • Autor: Francisco Lazaro Perez Arribas (UPM)
  • Autor: Alberto Torres Benayas (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: CEHINAV (Canal de Ensayos Hidrodinámicos de la E.T.S.I. Navales)
  • Departamento: Ciencias Aplicadas a la Ingeniería Naval
  • Departamento: Arquitectura y Construcción Navales
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