A test in the towing tank can tell you something about how your vessel or offshore structure will behave in waves and current regarding the propulsive power, seakeeping performance, manoeuvring capabilities or dynamic positioning.
Critical situations at sea require good manoeuvring qualities, it is therefore of paramount importance that every vessel has optimum manoeuvring capabilities.
Onboard decision support system
A module-based solution for monitoring your vessel while under way.
Subsea structures are required to be overtrawlable if they are not marked with a buoy or vessel. An overtrawlability test will indicate the critical areas.
Many ships will have to cope with harsh weather influencing safety and comfort onboard the vessel. Passenger ships require good seakeeping characteristics to ensure the passengers’ comfort and avoid seasick passengers.
Still water tank tests and numerical calculations.
Still water tank test
A model-scale still water tank test is made to predict propulsive performance of a full-scale vessel.
Vortex Induced Vibrations or Motions
Vortex Induced Vibrations or Motions (VIV/VIM) are important issues for the oil & gas industry. Model tests play a significant role in the evaluation of VIV/VIM.
Digital twins – a step on the road to making shipping more green
Study of performance data and machine learning is going to improve training of captains.
New maritime simulator centre in Singapore
The Maritime Ship Simulator at PSA Marine is officially opened.
New simulator functionalities for offshore crane operations
New SomFlex4 software is useful for planning, testing and verification of offshore crane operations.
Enhancing the manoeuvering performance of ships.
Let CFD do the trim optimisation for you!
Trim optimisation is one of the easiest and cheapest methods for ship performance optimisation.
Correlations in performance indicators
Imagine the following scenario: You wish to try a new performance improvement setup on a ship in actual operation.
Ensuring efficient and safe traffic at the Baltic Sea
The EfficienSea2 project strives to make way for a more efficient, safe and sustainable traffic at the Baltic Sea with a new e-navigation platform. Our human factors experts have helped optimise the platform by analysing it from the users’ perspective through a usability test.
Determination of power demand using RANS CFD
With RANS CFD we are able to provide accurate predictions of self-propulsion characteristics such as thrust, torque and propeller efficiency.
Modern hull form optimisation leads to energy efficiency
CFD analysis is a fast and efficient tool to predict the performance of vessels before they are built and to optimise existing vessels. For Karstensens Skibsværft, this analysis is central in the design phase of new, energy-efficient vessels.