Ship design illustrated using a 72-foot-yacht as
out from under the main hull (fl) could also be used for
solar cells. The dotted circles mark the vertical axes
around which the three floats and the wind wheel turbine
are able to pivot. The scale shown below the drawing
corresponds to a version designed as a 72-foot yacht.
The floats are able to turn about their horizontal axes. This serves three purposes during rough seas:
1. Reduces the drag, 2. Generates energy, 3. Improves stability.
The ability of the floats to turn around the
axes serves two
purposes: 1. Greater manoeuvrability and reduced
drag when making turns, 2. Enhanced stability on rough
The broad, shallow shape of the main hull serves four purposes: 1. Reduced sensitivity to sidewinds and headwinds, 2. Less danger of capsizing, particularly when there is wind pressure on the wind turbine, 3. Large surface for solar cells, 4. Large surface for collecting rainwater.
The drawing above shows a vertical longitudinal section of the main hull and the front float (S), with the bridge (B) at left and the sun deck (SD) at right in the main hull. WRM designates the lower part of the wind turbine mast which is able to pivot on roller or cone bearings (click here for more detail).
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