In designing wind-powered vessels, we need to understand how the wind behaves 200 meters above the surface. Therefore, the design team have installed advanced laser measurement, so called LIDAR, on an oceangoing ship.
This summer, three naval architecture students from KTH was given the task to explore alternative wing designs for wind-powered vessels. “A dream job” says Filip Wängelin, who will continue to work in the project.
The Swedish Transport Administration (Trafikverket) have invested about 27 million Swedish crowns for the development of the concept wind-powered car carrier, also known as wPCC. Chief Strategist Rein Jüriado tell us why they did that.