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Study Finding of PBCF Accepted by Experts

The PBCF effectiveness has been documented in many papers from international academies, and reports on actual ship measurements by shipbuilders and operators.

Technical Paper reported by the developers.
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  • 1JSNA, Vol.165(1989)
    A Research and Development of PBCF : 2nd Report:Study on Propeller Slipstream and Actual Ship Performance
  • 2The West-Japan Society of Naval Architects No.81(1990)
    Calc.of the Performance and Flow Field of a Prop.with PBCFin Unif.Flow
  • 3The West-Japan Society of Naval Architects No.80(1990)
    A Simplified Method to Predict Marine Prop.Performance Incl.the Effect of Boss
  • 4SHIPBUILDING TECHNOLOGY INTERNATIONAL '91
    Propeller boss cap fin enhances efficiency
  • 5The West-Japan Society of Naval Architects No.81(1991)
    Calc.of the Performance and Flow Field of a Prop.with Boss Cap Fins
  • 6J. Kansai Soc. N.A.,Japan,No.216(1991)
    Reduction of Propeller Cavitations Noise by PBCF
  • 7Journal of the MESJ Vol.27, No.9(1992)
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    Effect and Application of PBCF
  • 8J. Kansai Soc. N.A.,Japan,No.217(1992)
    A Study of Correlation between Propeller Pitch Distribution and Improvement of Propeller Efficiency by PBCF
  • 9Journal of JASNAOE (4) 89-90, May 2007
    Fuel Saving Effect of "Propeller Boss Cap Fins" evaluated from Actual Vessel Data
  • 10International Symposium Ship Design and Construction, Sep. 2009
    Effect and Application of PBCF(Propeller Boss Cap Fins)
  • 11IPS'10, April 2010More details
    Energy Saving Technology of PBCF and its Evolution
  • 12Bulletin of JASNAOE 31 July, 2010More details
    Birth of PBCF and the Evolution
  • 13SMP'11, Hamburg, Germany, June 2011More details
    Model and Full Scale Evaluation of a 'PBCF' Device Fitted on an Aframax Tanker
  • 14Journal of Marine Science and Technology, May 2012
    Model and Full scale CFD analysis of PBCF
  • 15SMP'13, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
    Model and Full scale CFD analysis of PBCF
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Technical Paper reported by the third parties.
  • 1Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering Vol.28,1989
    -Novel energy-saving device to enhance propeller efficiency
  • 2SCIENTIFIC INFORMATION BULLETIN VOL.15 NO.2 1990
    JAPANESE ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY FOR NOVEL SHIP PROPULSION CONCEPTS
  • 3Marin Report No.47 ,1992
    Propeller boss cap fins
  • 4SAMSUNG HEAVY INDUSTRIES, 1993
    A STUDY OF PBCF APPLICATION
  • 5SNAME Transactions. Vol.106,1998
    Model Tests and CFD in Hull Form Optimization
  • 6Final Report and Recommendations to the 22nd ITTC,1999
    The Specialist Committee on Unconventional Propulsors
  • 7ATTC 22nd. (St.John's Canada)
    PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT OF PROPELLER BOSS CAP FIN TYPE DEVICE
  • 821st. JSPC
    On the Effectiveness of a Propeller with Fins
  • 9JASNAOE autumn meeting (7E), 9-12, Nov. 2008More details
    Numerical Analysis of Flow around PBCF on a Propeller by Finite Volume Method
  • 10JASNAOE spring meeting (8), 313-314 2009More details
    Study on Restraint Mechanism to Generation of Hub Vortex by PBCF
  • 11Journal of JASNAOE (10) 37-47, Dec. 2009More details
    Study on clarification of hydrodynamic mechanisms of PBCF by CFD
  • 12SMP'13, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
    An Integrative Design Method of Propeller and PBCF
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