Van der Velden® 3-rudder system

Research results from DST Duisburg about the Van der Velden® 3-rudder system

28 November 2018

Recent study of research institute Development Centre for Ship Technology and Transport Systems - DST Duisburg indicates that the Van der Velden® 3-rudder system (design 70) still is the most superior system in the inland shipping market on both stability and manoeuvrability. The DST report indicates the 3-rudder system would increase efficiency with 5 % compared to any current 2-rudder system. In January 2018, Damen Marine components completed the study with DST Duisburg in which various rudder profiles and the positions in relation to the propeller were compared.

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