SSPA participates in several international research collaborations with the aim of improving experimental methods. To better understand the accuracy and reliability of underwater radiated noise (URN) measurements, a test programme to compare results among several institutes was organized within the CoP Noise (Community-of-Practice “Noise”) by the Hydro Testing Forum, where SSPA is a partner. The well-known journal Ocean Engineering has published a new paper in the October issue.
Currently, much research is focused on the possibility to use wind propulsion to reduce the green-house gas emissions from shipping. Two master thesis projects in this field are jointly supervised by both Chalmers University of Technology and SSPA. “Investigation on a harvesting propeller for wind propelled vessels” and “CFD investigation of wind powered ships under extreme condition”.