Author: PRO_MGR

RINA/IMarEST Technical Presentation: Harnessing Energy from Oceans

On the 19th of May 2022, Prof. Atilla Incecik gave a RINA/IMarEST presentation describing primary energy consumption by fuel types, where the locations of global deep-water oil and gas reserves were illustrated, discussing different types of oil and gas exploration and production platforms and their design principles. Held within the Faculty of Engineering at the…
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H2020 VENTuRE Twinning Project National Networking and Brokerage Event

A national networking and brokerage event was organised in Malta on 18 May 2022, as part of the ongoing H2020 Twinning project VENTuRE (a Virtual and physical ExperimentNtal Towing centre for the design of energy Efficient sea faring vessels). The project has the primary aim to increase scientific excellence, research, and innovation capacities and profiles of the…
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VENTuRE: UM partner industrial visit with Naval Architectural Services Ltd. and Universita` degli Studi di Genova

A partner industry visit was organised on the 25th of February as part of the ongoing H2020 project VENTuRE (Project No.  856887). This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme. The visit served as an opportunity for academics, researchers, and students from the University of Malta (UM) and from…
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VENTuRE project: CAVEAT (CAVitation Experimentation Acquisition Technology)

The cavitation phenomenon, also known as cold boiling, occurs at distinct high-velocity, high-pressure marine conditions that results vapour bubbles along structural surfaces. The vapour bubbles lead to erosion and hence induce significant damage to ship propellers and rudders. The VENTuRE project is proud to provide knowledge-exchange support for the MarSA-funded CAVEAT (CAVitation Experimentation Acquisition Technology)…
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VENTuRE journal paper: A Numerical Analysis of Dynamic Slosh Dampening Utilising Perforated Partitions in Partially-Filled Rectangular Tanks – Journal of Marine Science and Engineering

Check out our latest VENTuRE journal publication. ABSTRACT: Conventional liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargo vessels are imposed with tank-fill limitations as precautions to prevent structural damage and stability-loss due to high-impact sloshing, enforcing cargo volume-fills to be lower than 10% or higher than 70% of the tank height. The restrictions, however, limit commercial operations, specifically…
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VENTuRE journal paper: Parametric investigation and optimal selection of the hybrid turbocharger system for a large marine four-stroke dual-fuel engine – Applied Thermal Engineering

Check out our latest VENTuRE journal publication. ABSTRACT: Hybrid turbochargers can become an attractive solution for new built and retrofitted ship power plants, as their use can result in increasing the plant efficiency and reducing emissions. This study aims at computationally investigating the hybrid turbocharger effects on a large marine dual-fuel four-stroke engine performance and…
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VENTuRE goes Live – Press Release

Check out our live interview on Maltese national television.

VENTuRE Public Engagement: Interview on TVAM

Watch Prof. Tonio Sant (UM), Dr. Kurt Mizzi (NAS), and Dr. Mitchell Borg (UM) discussing the VENTuRE project in their live interview on TVAM at Television Malta.

VENTuRE journal paper: Nonlinear URANS model for evaluating course keeping and turning capabilities of a vessel with propulsion system failure in waves – International Journal of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering

Check out our newest journal publication! ABSTRACT: The loss of ship propulsion has been reported to be the most frequent cause of accidents at sea over the last few years. The loss of propulsive power has a notable effect on the behaviour of a ship during ship manoeuvring, and hence the manoeuvrability of ships suffering from propulsion…
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University of Malta visits l’Universita` degli Studi di Genova

A visit to the L’Universita` degli Studi di Genova was organised last September as part of the ongoing H2020 project VENTuRE.  The visit served as an opportunity for academics, researchers, and students from the University of Malta (UM) to familiarise with towing tank and cavitation tunnel facilities managed by the Dipartimento di Ingegneria Navale, Elettrica,…
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