Study of the use of kites (one curved wing with inflatable structure or open celled) as a means of propulsion for fishing vessels

Projet en cours

Project affiliated to:
Project leader K-EPSILON
Industrials partners Jean&Frasca
Research partners CRIHAN, IRENAV
Budget 1 700 K€
Cofinanceur publics Partial funding for the feasibility study of 460 k € by the Directorate of Marine Fisheries and aquaculture through the Call for Projects "Reducing diesel dependence in fishing vessels ".
Year of labeling 2009
Year of co-financing 2010

The goal of the project is to develop aeroelasticity simulation tools for modelling a moving sail to quantify the propulsive force it generates and quantify the gains in lowering fuel consumption it is able to provide to fishing boats.