Study of the use of kites (one curved wing with inflatable structure or open celled) as a means of propulsion for fishing vessels

Projet en cours

Projet affilié à:
Porteur du projet K-EPSILON
Partenaires industriels Jean&Frasca
Partenaires recherche CRIHAN, IRENAV
Budget 1 700 K€
Cofinanceur publics Partial funding for the feasibility study of 460 k € by the Directorate of Marine Fisheries and aquaculture through the Call for Projects "Reducing diesel dependence in fishing vessels ".
Année de labellisation 2009
Année de cofinancement 2010

The goal of the project is to develop aeroelasticity simulation tools for modelling a moving sail to quantify the propulsive force it generates and quantify the gains in lowering fuel consumption it is able to provide to fishing boats.