project . 2018 - 2022 . On going

AIRCOAT

Air Induced friction Reducing ship COATing
Open Access mandate for Publications European Commission
  • Funder: European CommissionProject code: 764553 Call for proposal: H2020-MG-2017-Two-Stages
  • Funded under: H2020 | IA Overall Budget: 5,901,540 EURFunder Contribution: 5,299,100 EUR
  • Status: On going
  • Start Date
    01 May 2018
    End Date
    30 Apr 2022
  • Detailed project information (CORDIS)
  • Open Access mandate
    Research Data: No
Description
The overall goal of AIRCOAT is to make European waterborne transport more energy efficient and less polluting by developing a disruptive hull coating that reduces the frictional resistance of ships. The AIRCOAT project will enhance a passive air lubrication technology that utilises the biomimetic Salvinia effect. This effect enables trapping air through combination of a hydrophobic micro-structured surface with hydrophilic pins. The project will technologically implement this effect on a self-adhesive foil system. Applying a ship with such an AIRCOAT foil will produce a thin permanent air layer, which reduces the overall frictional resistance while acting as a p...
Description
The overall goal of AIRCOAT is to make European waterborne transport more energy efficient and less polluting by developing a disruptive hull coating that reduces the frictional resistance of ships. The AIRCOAT project will enhance a passive air lubrication technology that utilises the biomimetic Salvinia effect. This effect enables trapping air through combination of a hydrophobic micro-structured surface with hydrophilic pins. The project will technologically implement this effect on a self-adhesive foil system. Applying a ship with such an AIRCOAT foil will produce a thin permanent air layer, which reduces the overall frictional resistance while acting as a p...
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