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Hydrodynamic Optimization Testing of Ballast-Free Ship Design

The current phase of this research project focuses on the further   hydrodynamic investigation of the Ballast-Free Ship concept; both   experimental and numerical. The experimental investigation was   performed by utilizing the Seaway-size bulk carrier model that was   designed and built as part of the initial phase of this project;   also sponsored by the GLMRI. The resistance and propulsion tests   were performed in the towing tank of the University of Michigan   Marine Hydrodynamic Laboratory in January 2  7. The numerical   investigation was performed utilizing commercial CFD software,   namely FLUENT.     (AIS); (aquatic invasive species); (ANS); (aquatic nuisance   species); (ballast water); (ballast tank); (ballast tanks); (ballast   ship); (ballast ships); (ballast-free); (ballast free); (ballast-  free ship); (ballast free ship)

Status
In progress
Type
Project
Start Date
End Date
Researchers
Michael ParsonsPrincipal Investigator
Associated with 2 projects
Agencies

Funding 4 projects for a total of $144,000.00
Scope of Study
Laboratory Investigation
Scale of Phenomena
Biochemical
Physical/Chemical
Impact of Pollutants
Exotic Species
State Province
Michigan
Control And Mitigation
Integrated Control Strategy
Socio-economic Consideration and Analysis
Shipping and Navigation

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