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Volume 180, 20209th International Conference on Thermal Equipments, Renewable Energy and Rural Development (TE-RE-RD 2020)
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|Published online||24 July 2020|
Influence of Flettner balloon, used as wind energy capturing system, on container ship stability
Constanta Maritime University, Doctoral School of Mechanical Engineering, str. Mircea cel Batran, No. 104, ZC 900663, Constanta, Romania
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This article presents the influence on the stability of a container ship, by connecting a Flettner balloon, as wind energy capturing system. Flettner balloon is a generator of electric power, filled with helium that rotates around a horizontal axis and sends the electricity using a cable. It rotates around a horizontal axis in response to the wind, effectively generating clean, renewable electricity at a lower cost than all competing systems. These article major points determined by the authors are: calculation of the forces which influence the balloon, calculation the influence of the balloon on the ship transverse and longitudinal stability, calculation of the ship new displacement, new draft, new GM and period of rolling. As a conclusion of the article, the reader will discover that the transverse stability of the ship will insignificant decreased with a small value of 0.01 and the longitudinal stability will be improved by 0.7532. The article demonstrates that a Flettner balloon, installed on a container ship, is a possible concept of capturing wind energy.
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