Dan McGreer - Aker Yards Marine
Recently, AYM investigated the effect of the propeller rotation direction on the
Dynamic Positioning (DP) characteristics of a supply vessel.
While general rules of thumb exist to guide designers on the effect
of propeller rotation direction, the forces generated while in DP
mode will vary depending on the hull form, the location of the
skeg, and stern thruster location relative to the propellers.
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