Rickard Bensow

Full Professor at Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Division of Marine Technology

Rickard’s research deals with understanding what forms the key hydrodynamic features of a good design, e.g. for ship hull and propulsion system. The goal is to reduce fuel consumption and environmental impact, including noise and vibrations, lower production costs, and improved life span. This also involves developing computational methods to make this possible.
He is involved in the education of future naval architects and engineers in marine technology within the Mobility engineering master's programme through courses in ship hydrodynamics, ship propulsion and CFD. He also supervises BSc and MSc projects.
Professor Bensow is a lecturer in the following courses given in the Mobility engineering master's programme​ at Chalmers,
For current proposals for MSc projects go to the page Master Thesis Projects​.
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​The research group has a well evolved cooperation with Kongsberg Maritime related to marine propulsion systems, and supports Kongsberg with tool development for simulation and design, as well as expert knowledge in cavitation, energy systems, scale effects, among others. The UTC was initiated by Rolls-Royce in 2002 and was transferred to Kongsberg in connection with the purchase of Rolls-Royce Commercial Marine in 2019; Prof Bensow has been the director of the UTC since 2010. The centre encompasses several PhD and post-doc projects with funding directly from Kongsberg as well as in cooperation with external funding parties.

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