Feasibility study on thrust produced by stabilizing fins in waves

J.E. Matusiak, P.P. Rautaheimo

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The topic of the paper is to answer the question whether wave energy can be utilized to propel a ship. In particular, whether a smart control of stabilizing fins may, in some conditions, produce a thrust easing the action of the propulsion system without losing its stabilizing function.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 27th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE 2017
PublisherThe International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers (ISOPE)
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781880653975
Publication statusPublished - 2017
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference - San Francisco, United States
Duration: 25 Jun 201730 Jun 2017
Conference number: 27


ConferenceInternational Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference
Abbreviated titleISOPE
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco


  • Propulsion
  • Stabilizing fins
  • Wave energy utilization


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