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AIRCOAT SIGNED

Air Induced friction Reducing ship COATing

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Project "AIRCOAT" data sheet

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Coordinator
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V. 

Organization address
address: HANSASTRASSE 27C
city: MUNCHEN
postcode: 80686
website: www.fraunhofer.de

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 Coordinator Country Germany [DE]
 Total cost 5˙901˙541 €
 EC max contribution 5˙299˙097 € (90%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.3.4. (SOCIETAL CHALLENGES - Smart, Green And Integrated Transport)
 Code Call H2020-MG-2017-Two-Stages
 Funding Scheme IA
 Starting year 2018
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2018-05-01   to  2021-04-30

 Partnership

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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V. DE (MUNCHEN) coordinator 1˙138˙625.00
2    KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE DE (KARLSRUHE) participant 1˙004˙166.00
3    HAMBURGISCHE SCHIFFBAU-VERSUCHSANSTALT GMBH DE (HAMBURG) participant 655˙225.00
4    HOCHSCHULE BREMEN DE (Bremen) participant 648˙568.00
5    AVERY DENNISON MATERIALS BELGIUM BE (SOIGNIES) participant 552˙986.00
6    DANAOS SHIPPING COMPANY LIMITED CY (LIMASSOL) participant 334˙075.00
7    PPG COATINGS EUROPE BV NL (AMSTERDAM) participant 307˙302.00
8    REVOLVE WATER BE (BRUXELLES) participant 281˙531.00
9    AQUABIOTECH LIMITED MT (MOSTA) participant 211˙338.00
10    ILMATIETEEN LAITOS FI (HELSINKI) participant 165˙278.00

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 Project objective

The overall goal of AIRCOAT is to make European waterborne transport more energy efficient and less polluting by developing a disruptive hull coating that reduces the frictional resistance of ships. The AIRCOAT project will enhance a passive air lubrication technology that utilises the biomimetic Salvinia effect. This effect enables trapping air through combination of a hydrophobic micro-structured surface with hydrophilic pins. The project will technologically implement this effect on a self-adhesive foil system. Applying a ship with such an AIRCOAT foil will produce a thin permanent air layer, which reduces the overall frictional resistance while acting as a physical barrier between water and hull surface. Besides substantially reducing main engine fuel oil consumption and hence exhaust gas emission, the air barrier further inhibits the attachment of fouling, the release of biocide substances (of underlying coatings) to the water and mitigates the radiation of ship noise. As a refit technology, it is immediately applicable to the whole fleet, is independent of the fuel type and can be combined with other efficiency improving technologies. Consequently, the technology creates both an economical and an environmental benefit. The interdisciplinary AIRCOAT consortium will develop small-scale prototypes to optimise the surface characteristics of this new technology supported by experimental and numerical methods. AIRCOAT will further produce large-scale pilots to demonstrate the efficiency and industrial feasibility in operational environments (laboratory, research ships and container ship). Finally, the project will perform a full-scale validation process to boost the technology towards market readiness. The AIRCOAT project will demonstrate the high potential of this game-changing technology to revolutionise the maritime coating sector and to become a ground-breaking future energy efficiency and emission reduction technology.

 Deliverables

List of deliverables.
Visual Identity and Website Documents, reports 2020-03-24 10:51:04
Plan for the Exploitation and Dissemina-tion of Results (PEDR) Documents, reports 2020-03-24 10:51:03
AIRCOAT concept specifications Documents, reports 2020-03-24 10:51:03
S1 test report Documents, reports 2020-03-24 10:51:06
Project Handbook Documents, reports 2020-03-24 10:51:07

Take a look to the deliverables list in detail:  detailed list of AIRCOAT deliverables.

 Publications

year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2019 René Schade
Fabrication and characterization of air under water in contact with oil
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2019-12-17
2019 Aline Weicht
Investigation of the potential of bio-inspired, 3D printed surface structures for resistance reduction
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2019-12-17
2019 Ingo Medebach
Diffusive self-renewal of an air layer under water
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2019-12-17
2019 Moritz Fischer
Production of microstructured, air-holding surfaces and influence of collective effects on the stability of the air conditioning
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2019-12-17
2019 Jonathan Blade
Numerical investigation of the stability of the phase interface of an air-holding surface according to the Salvinia effect
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2019-12-17
2019 Caroline Fengler
Wetting and dewetting behavior of air-retaining microstructured surfaces under water
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2019-12-17
2019 Lennart Stücker
Development of a sensor system to monitor air retaining surfaces under water
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2019-12-17
2019 Philipp Dorwarth
Biofouling of Air-Retaining Microstructured Surface in Water
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2019-12-17
2019 Oliver Oettinger
Investigation of the influence of oil on the water surface on air-holding layers
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2019-12-17
2019 Miriam Henn
Characterization of selected siloxanes for the manufaturing of submarine air-retaining surfaces
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2019-12-17
2019 Simon Fetsch
Influence of the curvature of the phase interface of an air-holding surface modeled on Salvina molesta on the flow resistance
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2019-12-17

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