The centre supports the marine part of Rolls-Royce with research and development on the use of computational tools to support the hydrodynamic design of their propulsion systems and marine vessels. Research is conducted both within basic science to advance the understanding of the physics controlling the design and within applied science in developing the computational toolbox for the designer. Improved designs are characterised by increased efficiency, and thereby less emissions, reduced noise levels on board or on shore, reduced production costs, and increased life span.
Rolls-Royce currently supports 28 UTCs, University Technology Centres, across the world of which two are active in the marine sector, at Chalmers and at NTNU, Norway. Each UTC addresses a key technology; and collectively they tackle a wide range of engineering disciplines – from combustion and aerodynamics to noise and manufacturing technology. The UTCs form a core in the Rolls-Royce strategy of developing long-term relationships with selected universities and provides the company with close contact with world-class academic institutions, and gives access to a wealth of talent and creativity.
Start of project:2002
End of projekt: not set