Images of Research: Adapting to advance

Marine engineering as nature intended

Category: Shared visions

A Canada goose paddles across a lake followed by her goslings

Have you ever wondered why ducklings follow their mothers in a line? Studying this phenomenon, our research discovered they are riding the slipstream created by their mother and avoiding the drag waves, enabling them to keep pace. We are now exploring how these principals could be potentially applied to design modern freight carrying vessels, e.g. a water-train, to transport more cargoes with less fuel.

Entrant: Zhiming Yuan , Naval Architecture, Ocean And Marine Engineering

Copyright: Dominic Spohr


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