For MARIN Academy we are looking for a student for the following MSc internship/assignment:
Ship propulsion Performance Analysis Method for Ships in Service
Fuel consumption and exhaust gases of ships in service can be reduced significantly by e.g. trim optimization, autopilot settings, weather routing, hull cleaning and propeller polishing. For this purpose a reliable analysis of the speed-power performance is required. Such analysis is common for speed-power trials (www.staimo.org) but the application for vessels in service is complex due to variations in draughts, waterdepth, course, wind, wave and current.
Recently a new analysis method for speed trials has been published which looks promising for this purpose. The objective of this study is to verify the new method using existing trial data. Subsequently the possibilities to apply the method for the analysis of the speed-power performance of ships in service shall be explored.
The internship is for the duration of approximately 9 months. The start date of the internship period can be determined in consultation with the supervisors.
- Master student in Naval Architecture, or other applied science.
- Interest in hydrodynamics.
Department and supervisor
During the internship you will be connected with the department R&D of MARIN.
The supervisors for this internship are Prof. T. van Terwisga who is working as Team Leader Resistance and Propulsion at the Research & Development Department and H. van den Boom who is working as Senior Project Manager at Performance at Sea Department.