Lookup NU author(s): Edward Sciberras,
Dr Bashar Zahawi,
Dr Dave Atkinson
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC 4.0).
Auxiliary drives can provide an alternative propulsion system for marine vessels giving the potential to achieve improved environmental performance during low-speed sailing. In this work, two case vessels were considered for analysis, a Roll-On–Roll-Off ship and a harbour tug boat. Actual sailing operational profiles were used as the basis for energy considerations to assess the potential for lower emissions. An energy-centric simulation model was built to estimate the emission of various pollutants, considering different machinery set-ups. Results have shown that savings are possible, especially for vessels which run on residual fuels, where auxiliary drives provide a way of exploiting the advantages of cleaner sources for manoeuvring instances.
Author(s): Sciberras EA, Zahawi B, Atkinson DJ, Juandó A
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part M: Journal of Engineering for the Maritime Environment
Print publication date: 01/02/2015
Online publication date: 19/07/2013
Acceptance date: 06/06/2013
Date deposited: 26/06/2015
ISSN (print): 1475-0902
ISSN (electronic): 2041-3084
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd.
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