Special Issue "Marine Propellers and Ship Propulsion"
A special issue of Journal of Marine Science and Engineering (ISSN 2077-1312).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 April 2020).
Interests: fluid mechanics; ocean engineering; computational fluid dynamics; naval engineering; CFD simulation propeller and propulsion
Marine propellers are one of the main components of a ship propulsion plant. Their performance, primarily in terms of efficiency, is a key point for a proper propulsion system design. New stringent requirements for ship operability (including, for instance, response to off-design conditions or dynamic positioning), and even stricter limits regarding environmental and comfort issues (e.g., radiated noise, induced pressure pulses, and resulting hull vibrations) pose new goals and serious constraints to their design and their matching with the whole propulsion system. In the context of this competitive scenario, even more accurate design and analysis tools are necessary. In light of this, computational fluid dynamics (CFD) methods have significantly grown in capability for both industrial applications and research activities, but they are still far from surpassing medium-fidelity codes (e.g., BEM) and model-scale experiments for reliable, efficient, and industrial time-constrained design processes.
The aim of this Special Issue of Marine Science and Engineering is devoted to collecting and sharing experiences coming from both research and technical activities, as well as from numerical and experimental investigations in the field of propellers and propulsion. New or improved design approaches of all types of marine propulsors, studies on new types of propellers and propulsion systems, the analysis of hydrodynamic and structural interactions between devices, marine hydroacoustics, as well as propulsor dynamics and innovative energy saving devices, indifferently dealt with any numerical and experimental approach, are welcome and will be considered for this Special Issue.
Dr. Diego Villa
Dr. Stefano Gaggero
Dr. Giorgio Tani
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- propulsion systems
- computational fluid dynamics (CFD)
- experimental fluid dynamics (EFD)
- propulsion side effects
- propeller optimization
- propulsion in off-design conditions
- unconventional propulsion systems