Drag resistances of newly applied antifouling coatings and welding seams on ship hull surface have been investigated using a pilot-scale rotary setup. Both conventional biocide-based antifouling (AF) coatings and silicone-based fouling release (FR) coatings have been studied and compared in their newly applied conditions. The effects of water absorption of newly applied antifouling coatings on frictional resistance were measured. A flexible rotor with artificial welding seams on its periphery has been designed and constructed to estimate the influence of welding seams on drag resistance. Both the density of welding seams (number per 5 m ship side) and the height of welding seams had a significant effect on drag resistance.
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|
|Event||13th Coatings Science International Conference 2017 - Hotels van Oranje, Noordwijk, Netherlands|
Duration: 26 Jun 2017 → 30 Jun 2017
|Conference||13th Coatings Science International Conference 2017|
|Location||Hotels van Oranje|
|Period||26/06/2017 → 30/06/2017|
Wang, X., Olsen, S. M., Andres, E., Olsen, K. N., & Kiil, S. (2017). Drag resistance measurements for newly applied antifouling coatings and welding seams on ship hull surface. Abstract from 13th Coatings Science International Conference 2017, Noordwijk, Netherlands.