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Technological Advances
in Podded Propulsion


1st International Conference
14th - 16th April 2004


Organised by

School of Marine Science & Technology

University of Newcastle 


as part of

 FP5 - FASTPOD Project










Now Available!



T-POD Conference proceedings are now available to order through the University of Newcastle. The proceedings are soft bound, A4 (547 pages); postage is included in the price


Conference Proceedings (inc. postage)        85.00

Conference Proceedings (inc. postage)        120.00

Conference Proceedings (inc. postage)        $150.00


Order forms are available through the following link

Proceedings order form


 The last decade has been witnessing a growing uptake of integrated electric driven pod propulsion units. Since their commercial introduction in the early 1990s their range of application, capacity and type of unit has increased tremendously. In recognition of this the European Commission has supported a number of large collaborative research and development projects  in relation to pod technologies. Further in this last meeting, the International Towing Tank Conference (ITTC) established a specialist committee on Azimuthing Pod Propulsion, to review, over the next three years the procedures for testing and extrapolation.
In spite of the above activities there has been no focused international event to discuss the past present and future of pod propulsion. It is therefore timely to gather together pod manufacturers, shipyards, operators, designers, test facilities, classification societies, regulatory authorities researchers and other interested parties to discuss and disseminate advances in pod propulsion technology.
T-POD will provide a platform for this discussion and will serve to disseminate the activities within the Fifth Framework Projects sponsored by the EC Framework Programme (FP5).



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