EU-CargoXpress: wind propulsion concept

Izaguirre Alza, Patricia and Pérez Rojas, Luis and Torres Benayas, Alberto and Pérez Arribas, Francisco Lázaro (2012). EU-CargoXpress: wind propulsion concept. "Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences", v. 48 ; pp. 1314-1323. ISSN 1877-0428.


Title: EU-CargoXpress: wind propulsion concept
  • Izaguirre Alza, Patricia
  • Pérez Rojas, Luis
  • Torres Benayas, Alberto
  • Pérez Arribas, Francisco Lázaro
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
Date: 2012
ISSN: 1877-0428
Volume: 48
Freetext Keywords: Sail; aerodynamics; computational fluid dynamics; wind tunnel; fuel consumption
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Navales (UPM)
Department: Arquitectura y Construcción Navales [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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The EU-CargoXpress project suggests the usage of sustainable energies to reduce the fuel consumption. The updated concept consists of hoisting the superstructure and using it as a sail together with the conventional propulsion. This paper presents the study of the sail performance by means of a computational analysis and wind tunnel tests. Moreover, a research of the energy saving in different operational areas has been conducted. It is concluded that there is a significant energy saving by using the superstructure as a sail which leads to a reduction of fossil fuel consumption and consequently, a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

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Item ID: 15501
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DOI: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.06.1107
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Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 26 Oct 2013 08:01
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2016 15:35
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