ABC of the Manoeuvre - The Propellers

1 hour and 30 minutes
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ABC of the Manoeuvre - The Propellers

1 hour and 30 minutes
Avg. rating 4.3

When facing a manoeuvring test, it is not uncommon that the first topic you come across is precisely the evolutionary effects of the propellers. To better understand this aspect, it is necessary to briefly mention the different characteristics between fix-pitch and variable-pitch propellers and then - with some examples - fix this information with the reasoning developed to haul a ship to the quay. But that's not enough, because there are many other aspects to consider.

Do you know the acting forces in the swinging or the Paddle-wheel effect of the propellers? Why Coanda effect occur? The Azipods and their use in manoeuvring?

In addition to these topics, we will also talk about Pivot Point, Cavitation, the various propulsion systems, etc. Upon completing this course, the candidate will understand the characteristics of the types of propulsion and their use in manoeuvring. The learning outcomes of the course will include:
1. Propeller pitch,
2..Turning effects of the propeller,
3. Cavitation,
4. Practical manoeuvre,
5. Pivot point,
6. Bow thruster,
7. Turning with a twin-propeller,
8. Types of propellers,
9. Let's take off the rudder!
10. Manoeuvring an azimuth,
11. ACD Azimuth Controlled Device,
12. Manoeuvring the azipods - ACD,
13. Pressure of the wake, and
14. Practical consideration.

Topics in this Course

Navigation Risk Management Ship Handling and Manoeuvring

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  2. Language: English
  3. Length: 1 hour and 30 minutes
  4. Intended for: Captains, officers and students.
  5. Reference: Based on parts of ABB Marine & ports - - Kort propulsion - Voith Schneider - Wartsila - Hovercraft Europe - IMO MSC.137 76 standards for ship manoeuvrability.
  6. Last Updated: November 06, 2023

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