Prediction of the Powering Performance of Sail-Assisted Ships

Stefan Kyulevcheliev, Deyan Krastev
2021 Engineering Sciences  
The paper deals with the performance of conventional commercial ships with wind-assisted propulsion. Mathematical model of the powering performance of a ship with wind-assisted propulsion is formulated and discussed. An algorithm implementing the mathematical model is developed. Case study with a specific ship in real wind conditions is carried out that proves the feasibility of wind-assisted propulsion in terms of fuel oil consumption. The fuel savings in the specific case study amounted to
more » ... tudy amounted to 11% for a round trip Varna-Poti-Varna.
doi:10.7546/engsci.lviii.21.02.05 fatcat:bn4ammzsdrhpvnvr6kfk3hv3bu