CoPropel Represented at Naval and Maritime Events
The CoPropel project was represented at two events in Istanbul between 11 and 14 October 2023.
Project partner, Nick Markov from the Bulgarian Ship Hydrodynamics Centre (BSHC) attended both the International Naval Architecture and Maritime Symposium and the Expomaritt Exposhipping Istanbul Maritime Expo in Istanbul.
Nick was able to discuss the project with key players from the maritime industry during the two events, introducing the activities being performed as part of the CoPropel project.
The project team have been working to demonstrate and validate the potential for composite propeller use in the maritime sector. Manufactured with resin transfer moulding (RTM) using smart tooling and monitoring, the propeller shapes are optimised to minimise fuel consumption and reduce underwater radiated noise.
The propeller blades incorporate a structural health monitoring (SHM) system to monitor the blade condition during operation. In addition, the project team are preparing relevant certification procedures and validating both model and full-scale sea conditions.
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COPROPEL has received funding from Horizon Europe under grant agreement 101056911.