The aim of this project is to establish reliable methods for evaluation of frictional resistance of hull coatings as well as different stages of fouling through experimental work. Antifouling coatings are primarily used to deter the fouling on ship hulls. In general, the assumption regarding the hull roughness, which is mostly represented by coating types and conditions, materially influences the power required to drive the ship and it’s fuel consumption and hence the operational cost, GHG emissions. Therefore, continual development of coatings and different coating application practices require continuous updated estimates of roughness and skin friction data.
The project is closed: 14/08/2019