Master Thesis at SSPA
If you are enrolled at a Swedish technical university and would like to carry out your Master Thesis project at SSPA, please send us an application before 15 November, using the provided form. Note that you will not be an employee during the thesis work.
CFD investigation of wind powered ships under extreme condition
Wind powered ships could be a feasible way to reduce the fossil fuel emission from shipping. In an ongoing research project, Wallenius Marine in cooperation with SSPA, KTH and Chalmers, a wind powered car carrier concept is being developed. The sails of this concept are planned to be very large rigid wings. Under normal operation, the flow over the wings will be attached. In some extreme situations, however, the wings may have such large angle of attack that the flow is partly or completely de-attached (stalled). A situation like that can potentially lead to large unsteady forces which may be harmful to the ship in terms of structural integrity and risk of capsizing.
In this project, the task is to investigate these types of conditions using CFD. As the flow is largely separated, unsteady scale-resolving simulations needs to be performed, using a DES-type simulation methodology. Simulations will be performed in OpenFOAM. The goal is to study the most severe conditions and describe the dynamic forces acing on the rig, identifying the most hazardous behaviour for the ship.
We expect two master students supervised by both Chalmers M2 Division of Marine Technology and SSPA. The project is open to students in MSc programmes related to either Naval Architecture or Fluid dynamics. Preferably, the project would start mid January 2020 and run to June, but this can be adjusted if needed.
For more information or for submitting your application please email firstname.lastname@example.org