Station keeping / low speed manoeuvring analysis
Support in selection and sizing of propulsor configuration in order to fulfill a certain station keeping / low speed maneuvering criteria.
Examples are requests where conventional shaft line versus azimuth thruster configurations
are compared and how many tunnel thrusters and how much power is required if the vessel
shall have a certain station keeping/low speed capability in given environmental conditions.
This can be analyzed by combining wind, current and wave forces with thrust and power data of Kongsberg’s propellers, rudders and thrusters. Thrust losses and interaction
effects can be considered as well.