Marine

We have experience in design and optimization of systems and components within the marine driveline field.

  • Thruster and gearbox design
  • Efficiency optimization, using advanced fluid mechanic simulations
  • Lubrication system design
 

Thruster development process

Background

  • A market leading ship propulsion system supplier wanted to develop a process for fast-to-market development of thrusters

Result

  • Process and methods for developing a thruster in 6 month from order to drawing release
  • Fast-to-market. Low development cost
  • Predefined thruster concepts for different segments,  parameterized CAD and simulation models for quick development time

Multi function gearbox

Background

  • As part of their total market offer, a major ship gearbox supplier wanted to extend their range of marine gearboxes.

Result

  • Vicura worked in close cooperation with the customer to explore new multi-functional concepts
  •  The proposed concept offered increased application flexibility, reduced manufacturing effort and improved quality at reduced product cost

 

Thruster efficiency optimization

Background

  • In their current range of thrusters, the manufacturer had identified unsatisfactory efficiency losses.

Result

  • By CFD analysis, Vicura could demonstrate that the oil level in the thruster could be lowered significantly
  • The efficiency, lubrication and cooling benefits were verified both virtually and in real life