Green maritime technology research group

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fuel efficiency
marine hydrodynamics
The main motivation behind the activities of the research group is the implementation of the principles and strategies declared by regulatory and policy-making bodies (such as IMO, HELCOM, the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region and international agreements on sustainable development) regarding various marine vehicles,especially focusing on high speed crafts. For this purpose, the main research studies of the research group are divided into four fields: Safety: The main focus is on how the ships’/boats’ motions could be reduced. We are also considering the performance of crews and onboard systems under the effects of ships’/boats’motions. Currently we are working on safety improvement of planning hulls by a combination of an active control trim tab and shock mitigation seats.Emission Reduction: This field focuses on fuel-efficient hull forms, and optimization and zero-emission propulsion systems. The ongoing project, supported by the Interreg Baltic Sea Region programme, focuses on green cruising of small craft where we are working on new hull forms, electric propulsion systems and digital marine control systems to reduce the fuel consumption of high-speed small craft. Smartization: The focus is on a variety of research problems including smart ship design,unmanned high-speed craft and Digitalized Computational Fluid Dynamics (DCFD) by implementing artificial intelligence, machine learning and genetic algorithm. Hydrodynamics of Marine Vehicles: Marine hydrodynamics is a part of all the above-mentioned research activities. We are working on resistance and propulsion, seakeeping and manoeuvring characteristics of different marine vehicles by considering safety, fuel efficiency and smartization goals. The latest focus is on seakeeping and manoeuvring of stepped hulls.A large variety of mathematical, numerical and experimental methods are being developed in the research group. Additionally, to address the existing knowledge gap, we are planning to start a series of experimental tests in the towing tank on the behavior of boats and ships in irregular waves to study the effects of seakeeping on fuel efficiency.
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