In the project “Offshore Support Vessels with Voith Schneider Propellers” basic investigations were performed for the propulsion of OSV’s with VSP’s . The focus was again on the interaction between VSP and hull. Simultaneously, the current methods of evaluation have been reviewed.
For model testing, VSP models are provided by the Voith company. For normal power and speed prediction, the thrust measurement on VSP’s is not absolutely necessary. However, the additional amount of preparation and testing time lends itself to optimisation questions.
Context Related References / Research Projects
 Heinke, H.-J.: Model tests with Voith Schneider Propellers at high thrust coefficients, Hydrodynamic Symposium – Voith Schneider Propulsion, Heidenheim, März 2006
 Heinke, H.-J.: High-Speed Camera Observations of the Cavitation at a Voith Schneider Propeller, 2nd Symposium Voith Schneider Technology, Heidenheim, June 2008
 Jürgens, D.; Grabert, R.: New Hydrodynamic Aspects of Double Ended Ferries with Voith-Schneider Propeller, 2nd International Conference on Double Ended Ferries, Alesund, Norway, 2003
 Grabert, R.: New Insight into the Hydrodynamics of Double-Ended Ferries with Voith Schneider Propellers, 3rd Hydrodynamic Symposium on Voith Schneider Propulsion, Constance, 16 – 18 June 2010
 Grabert, R.: Analysis of the Interaction VSP – Hull of Modern OSV, 4th Hydrodynamic Symposium on Voith Schneider Propulsion, Heidenheim, 12 – 14 June 2012
 Heinke, C.: Investigations of OSV with VSP Propulsors at SVA Potsdam, 5th Hydrodynamic Symposium on Voith Schneider Propulsion , Heidenheim, 30.9. – 2.10. 2014