Paper: Hydrodynamic Studies on a Zero Emission Battery-Driven Fast-Ferry

This paper presents extensive experimental and numerical CFD studies focusing on the optimisation of the hull form and propulsion of a novel, battery-driven, fast shortsea catamaran. Numerical results of the achieved speed-power performance and of the very high propulsive efficiency of close to 80% were verified by model experiments at the Hamburgische Schiffbau Versuchsanstalt (HSVA), proving the feasibility of the concept.

Authors: Yan Xing-Kaeding, Apostolos Papanikolaou, Aphrodite Kanellopoulou, George Dafermos and George Zaraphonitis