In the framework of the Move IT! project, demonstrators are being developed that will help inland shipping companies make the right choices by investing in retrofitting. Such investments will enhance the exploitation of their vessels while reducing their carbon footprint.
Because Move IT believes in the slogan “seeing is believing”, visual demonstrations will accompany the description of each demonstrator below.
We are showing here how a set of simple rudder configuration has a significant influence on the fuel consumption of a ship.
A closer look at your rudder system might save you money! We want to demonstrate that fuel consumption of inland vessels can easily be improved by changing rudder configurations that can help potential users of inland waterways, shipping companies and ship owners significantly reduce fuel costs.
Instead of using complicated diagrams and scientific formulas, an animated video of calm-water model tests will explain the effect of rudder configurations on the fuel consumption in a simplified way.
We are showing here on a push boat with barges what the effects of the removal of flanking rudders on vessel performance can be.
We want to demonstrate to shipping companies and ship owners what the effects of removing flanking rudders can be and how lateral thrusters in the bow of the push boat can be an interesting alternative to compensate the loss of backward steering capability caused by removing the flanking rudders.
A video will explain the various effects of the removal of flanking rudders during a simulated short voyage.
We are showing here on a motor vessel the different effects that ship lengthening can have and how it can affect the total resistance or the manoeuvrability of the vessel .
For this purpose, two alternatives of the lengthened ship will be used: the constant load alternative with reduced draught or the constant draught alternative with an increased load.
Take the same cargo at less draught and become less affected by shallow water periods. We want to demonstrate to shipping companies and ship owners what the effects of ship lengthening actually look like in real life.
A video will illustrate how constant loads or constant draught can affect a voyage.
We are showing here on the vessel HERSO 1 the effects of various retro-fitting options concerning maneuvering and the advantages that that represents for ship owners, boat masters and naval architects.
We want to demonstrate the effect of lengthening, some available rudder configurations and the pump propeller for vessel maneuvering.
Free running and turning tests will be performed and illustrated in a 2D maneuvering simulation.
MoVe IT! is a collaborative project that develops a suite of options for the cost-effective modernisation of inland ships. Focusing on the existing fleet, 23 European project members work together on 10 work packages in order to improve inland waterway freight transportation to the standards of tomorrow.
The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Union Seventh Framework Programme.