Honorary Scholarship 2016

This year the Honorary Award winner was not one, but four students. The Foundation’s Board agreed that all four students’ projects were exceptionally good and all deserved the Honorary Award, as it was not fair to choose one over the other. Therefore, it was decided, that both projects should be honored.

The four recipients of the DanishSociety for Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Foundation Honorary Scholarship 2016 are :

In the first award winning Bachelor project, Michael Jacobsen and Kristian Hartmann Bruhn, Ship Officer Students at SIMAC, worked with energy optimization on board MV Sea Challenger, a Jack-up vessel specially designed for installing offshore wind turbines. They had access to performance data from MV Sea Challenger though Blue INNO+ project WP 6 performance and monitoring. They found that MV Sea Challenger during Jack up periods produce more power than the vessel could consume due to size of the generators. This discrepancy led them to think of alternatives. Inspired by the Electrical driven Ferry project on Aeroe they decided to investigate whether retrofitting of batteries could be a solution during jack up periods. The work was awarded with the grade 12.

In the second award winning Master thesis, Henrik Mikkelsen and Mads L. Steffensen, students at DTU Mechanical Engineering, defined on their own initiative an ambitious project with the goal of testing the accuracy of full scale CFD simulations for the prediction of the performance of ship design. Their studies were performed abroad at DNV-GL in Oslo, Norway, and through this contact also attended sea trials in Japan. Their CFD simulations were performed meticulously and involved large scale parallel simulations of self-propulsion of the ship in both model and full scale. The propeller was modelled in full detail allowing it to rotate relative to the ship hull. They carefully validated every aspect of the physical model and the results clearly demonstrate that the CFD simulations of the actual ship (full scale) are in better agreement with the sea trials than the current state-of-the-art results obtained using towing tank experiments. Hence, their work has the potential of changing the design procedure of ships, and therefore present a significant contribution to the maritime sector. The thesis received the highest grade, 12.