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The effect of a foul release coating on propeller performance

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With the imminent ban on the application of coatings of TBT self-polishing co-polymers in January 2003 and their eventual prohibition in 2008 a great deal of research is being conducted into the performance of the possible alternatives. As part of the ongoing work investigating the hydrodynamic performance of foul release systems, being carried out at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, a study into the possible benefits of their use on propellers has been conducted. The benefits that this method of propeller protection offers are potential fuel savings from increased propulsive efficiency as well as lower maintenance costs and a cleaner environment. Initially a literature review exploring the effect of propeller surface conditions on ship performance and previous work on propeller coatings for merchant ships was conducted. Theoretical calculations on the possible gains were then explored for a merchant ship propeller type using a propeller lifting surface analysis program. These showed that the significant losses in efficiency caused by blade roughening can be avoided by the application of a foul release coating with a surface finish equivalent to a new or well polished propeller.
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marine coatings, foul release, drag, cavitation inception, frictional resistance, ship performance, roughness, propeller

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Atlar, M, EJ Glover, Maxim Candries, RJ Mutton, and CD Anderson. 2002. “The Effect of a Foul Release Coating on Propeller Performance.” In Marine Science and Technology for Environmental Sustainability, Proceedings. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: University of Newcastle upon Tyne.
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Atlar, M., Glover, E., Candries, M., Mutton, R., & Anderson, C. (2002). The effect of a foul release coating on propeller performance. Marine Science and Technology for Environmental Sustainability, Proceedings. Presented at the International conference on Marine Science and Technology for Environmental Sustainability (ENSUS 2002), Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: University of Newcastle upon Tyne.
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Atlar M, Glover E, Candries M, Mutton R, Anderson C. The effect of a foul release coating on propeller performance. Marine Science and Technology for Environmental Sustainability, Proceedings. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: University of Newcastle upon Tyne; 2002.
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Atlar, M, EJ Glover, Maxim Candries, et al. “The Effect of a Foul Release Coating on Propeller Performance.” Marine Science and Technology for Environmental Sustainability, Proceedings. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: University of Newcastle upon Tyne, 2002. Print.
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  abstract     = {With the imminent ban on the application of coatings of  TBT self-polishing co-polymers in January 2003 and their 
eventual prohibition in 2008 a great deal of research is being conducted into the performance of the possible alternatives.  
As part of the ongoing work investigating the hydrodynamic performance of foul release systems, being carried out at the 
University of Newcastle upon Tyne, a study into the possible benefits of their use on propellers has been conducted.  The 
benefits that this method of propeller protection offers are potential fuel savings from increased propulsive efficiency as 
well as lower maintenance costs and a cleaner environment.  Initially a literature review exploring the effect of propeller 
surface conditions on ship performance and previous work on  propeller coatings for merchant ships was conducted.  
Theoretical calculations on the possible gains were then explored for a merchant ship propeller type using a propeller 
lifting surface analysis program.  These showed that the significant losses in efficiency caused by blade roughening can 
be avoided by the application of a foul release coating with a surface finish equivalent to a new or well polished propeller.},
  author       = {Atlar, M and Glover, EJ and Candries, Maxim and Mutton, RJ and Anderson, CD},
  booktitle    = {Marine Science and Technology for Environmental Sustainability, Proceedings},
  keyword      = {marine coatings,foul release,drag,cavitation inception,frictional resistance,ship performance,roughness,propeller},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Newcastle upon Tyne, UK},
  pages        = {8},
  publisher    = {University of Newcastle upon Tyne},
  title        = {The effect of a foul release coating on propeller performance},
  url          = {http://www.boat-bottom-paint.com/press/propeller\_study.pdf},
  year         = {2002},
}