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Author Abramowicz-Gerigk, Teresa
Affiliation Gdynia Maritime University, Department of Ship Operation 81-87 Morska St., 81-225 Gdynia, Poland
Author Burciu, Zbigniew
Affiliation Gdynia Maritime University, Department of Ship Operation 81-87 Morska St., 81-225 Gdynia, Poland
Author Jachowski, Jacek
Affiliation Gdynia Maritime University, Department of Ship Operation 81-87 Morska St., 81-225 Gdynia, Poland
E-mail j.jachowski@wn.umg.edu.pl
ISSN printed 1733-8670
URI https://repository.scientific-journals.eu/handle/123456789/2588
Abstract Low controllability under strong winds presents a problem for the operation of inland vessels, which can be improved using passive bow rudders and transverse thrusters. Bow thrusters can sufficiently improve the manoeuvrability at low speeds, but an unsolved problem is course maintaining and yaw checking of a vessel at medium and high speeds. This paper proposes the use of a bow steering system in which the bow rotors generate a Magnus force. The first physical test model of the system showed promising results and that much more research must be performed before this system can be used in industrial applications. The paper presents the results of a numerical study on the flow field generated by bow rotors. The first stage of a ship’s turn using the bow rotors was used to determine the dependence of the expected steering force on the inflow velocity and rotational speed of the rotors. The influence of the flow generated by the bow steering system on river banks and quay walls during manoeuvres was also discussed.
Pages 9-17
Publisher Scientific Journals Maritime University of Szczecin, Zeszyty Naukowe Akademia Morska w Szczecinie
Keywords Magnus effect
Keywords bow rotor steering system
Keywords river barge
Keywords flow field
Keywords CFD
Title Parametric study on the flow field generated by river barge bow steering systems
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ISSN on-line 2392-0378
Language English
Funding No data
Figures 15
Tables 3
DOI 10.17402/366
Published 2019-12-27
Accepted 2019-11-22
Recieved 2019-10-02

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