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Ahmad Sedaghat1, Mohammad Ali Badri2, Mohsen Saghafian3, Iman Samani4, An Innovative Wind Propulsion System for Naval Ships, The 15th Marine Industries Conference (MIC2013) 29-31 October 2013 – Kish Island.

Ahmad Sedaghat1, Mohammad Ali Badri2, Mohsen Saghafian3, Iman Samani4, An Innovative Wind Propulsion System for Naval Ships, The 15th Marine Industries Conference (MIC2013) 29-31 October 2013 – Kish Island.

 

An Innovative Wind Propulsion System for Naval Ships
 
Ahmad Sedaghat1, Mohammad Ali Badri2, Mohsen Saghafian3, Iman Samani4
 
1Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan 84156-83111, Iran; sedaghat@cc.iut.ac.ir
2Assistant Professor, Research Institute for Subsea Science & Technology, Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan 84156-8311, Iran, malbdr@cc.iut.ac.ir
3Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan 84156-83111, Iran; saghafian@cc.iut.ac.ir
4BSc Student, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan 84156-83111, Iran; imansamani2020@yahoo.com
 
Abstract
 
The Magnus effect was successfully employed by Flettner in his ship operating with two large propelling cylinders. The spinning cylinders produced propulsive force from the wind on seas which is clean and free source of energy. The rise of fossil fuel costs and extinction of fossil fuel resources have caused a renew interest in Flettner type propulsion. This is becoming a hot topic in naval engineering. Many other applications of producing high lift values from spinning symmetrical cylinders have failed due to rapid increase of frictional torques and also high values of drag force. In this paper, the new application of aerofoil Magnus, wind driven propulsion system is introduced which can be effectively used for any size ships. To show validity of the concept, the NACA0020 aerofoil section with circulating skin is computationally investigated at air speed of 4 m/s correspond to the Reynolds number of 8.2104. The viscous fluid flow solutions were obtained at variety of treadmill speed of the aerofoil skin and different incident angles. The results confirm that high lift to drag ratios may be obtained using treadmill motion.
 
Keywords: Magnus effect, Propulsion, Treadmill motion, NACA0020 aerofoil, CFD.
 
 
Conference Papers
Month/Season: 
October
Year: 
2013