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EU-CargoXpress: wind propulsion concept
Year:2012
Research Areas
  • Naval engineering
Information
Abstract
The EU-CargoXpress project suggests the usage of sustainable energies to reduce the fuel consumption. The updated concept consists of hoisting the superstructure and using it as a sail together with the conventional propulsion. This paper presents the study of the sail performance by means of a computational analysis and wind tunnel tests. Moreover, a research of the energy saving in different operational areas has been conducted. It is concluded that there is a significant energy saving by using the superstructure as a sail which leads to a reduction of fossil fuel consumption and consequently, a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
International
Si
Congress
Transport Research Arena 2012
960
Place
Atenas (Grecia)
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
0000000000000
Start Date
23/04/2012
End Date
26/04/2012
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Actas del congreso
Participants
  • Autor: Patricia Izaguirre Alza (UPM)
  • Autor: Luis Perez Rojas (UPM)
  • Autor: Francisco Lazaro Perez Arribas (UPM)
  • Autor: Alberto Torres Benayas
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
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