KTH have tested the seven meter Oceanbird model with one wing on deck, in open water. Their focus was on the wing structure and keeping the rest as simple as possible, preparing for the big test in November.
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.