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Conventionally the stopping of a ship is achieved by direct reversal of propeller rotation and thus thrust.  Operating in this mode the propeller is neither hydro-dynamically efficient nor operating in an optimal thrust loading condition.  However, the introduction of azimuthing pod drives raises other possibilities for both slowing the ship and performing a crash stop.  This paper reviews the various modes which can be employed to stop a pod driven ship and through numerical simulation evaluates there relative merits and effectiveness.

 

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