Author: anschau

(10/2019 – 09/2022)

The project serves the safe and environmentally friendly operation of (semi) planing crafts. The issue of safety is determined by the sporadic occurrence of unstable behaviour: the so-called porpoising (pitching or trimming motion) and corkscrewing behaviour with rolling motions. These phenomena significantly impair the safety of people and the ship and, last but not least, pose a threat to the mission objectives also due to time delays and additional fuel consumption. Continue reading “AUTOPLAN
(10/2019 – 09/2022)”

(09/2019 – 08/2022)

The aim of the R&D project is to develop technologies that enables electrically powered watercraft to operate autonomous on inland waterways. The requirements concern both real-time trajectory planning in the highly confined space of rivers, canals and locks, and the most precise possible traversal of this trajectory under influences such as flow, shoals, wind and oncoming traffic, which are particularly challenging on inland waterways. Continue reading “A-SWARM
(09/2019 – 08/2022)”

(07/2019 – 10/2021)

In the project, the experimental and computational methods for predicting the characteristic values of azimuthing drive systems where further developed and improved. The focus was better consideration of the gap effects between the propeller hub and gondola as well as the shaft and end plate in the test evaluation, verification of the suitability of quasi-stationary measurements and the analysis of the scale effects on the measurement results. Continue reading “MESA
(07/2019 – 10/2021)”