Model Test Procedure for Escort Tugs at the Institute for Marine Dynamics: Voith-Schneider Propellers

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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleTechnical Report
Subjectescort tug; test procedure
AbstractThis report describes the development of a test methodology for escort tugs using vertical axis propellers, typified by those produced by Voith Hydro Schiffstechnik. The objective of this project was to develop a model test method at IMD to predict the performance of escort tugs fitted with vertical axis propellers. The measured forces and moments were used to predict the steering and braking performance of the tug over its operating speed range. The predicted forces can be included in IMD's maneuvering simulations, to give performance of the tug-tanker-towrope system.
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PublisherNational Research Council Canada. Institute for Marine Dynamics
PlaceSt. John's, NL
AffiliationNRC Institute for Ocean Technology; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedNo
NRC number6198
NPARC number8895787
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Record created2009-04-22
Record modified2016-10-03
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