Vindskip ship concept uses the hull as a sail
Now here is a conceptual vessel for the seven seas that would make any Captain proud – and the Vindskip, as it is known, was designed by Norwegian design firm Lade AS. This new concept vessel might actually see sailing to return in vogue where oceanic travel is concerned. The conceptual vessel, the Vindskip, happens to be one large cargo ship that can speed across the surface of the sea all the while being largely powered by wind instead of a nuclear motor or some other kind of fuel. Vindskip is translated directly to Windship, and it does not use sails in the traditional manner, but rather, will feature a special hull design that will function as a massive airfoil. This kind of airfoil, theoretically speaking, would be able to harness the wind which will strike the ship’s sides, while using its force to pull the ship in advance. According to Lade AS, the design is efficient because of principle that is not different from that of aerodynamic lift, and by making full use of existing weather data,
With its Vindskip (or Windship), the Norwegian designers at Lade AS have come up with an intriguing concept for a partly wind-powered "hybrid" merchant ship. .. Continue Reading Vindskip ship ...
Wed 18 Sep 13 from Gizmag
Norwegian firm Lade AS designed the ship with a giant airfoil that harnesses a force akin to lift and believes its design could eventually be used for large cruise ships.
Fri 20 Sep 13 from Daily Mail
Now here is a conceptual vessel for the seven seas that would make any Captain proud – and the Vindskip, as it is known, was designed by Norwegian design firm Lade AS. This new concept ...
Thu 19 Sep 13 from Ubergizmo
Sailing just might be the key to the future of efficient ocean travel.
Wed 18 Sep 13 from Dvice
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