News Archive 2016
December 23, 2016 - Modelling natural transition on hydrofoils for application in underwater gliders
The study will be focusing on modelling the flow around 3D infinite foils and underwater glider swept hydrofoils to analyse transition to turbulence as well as the nature of the separation bubble. Development of a better...

December 23, 2016 - MARIN Report 119: highlighting naval research projects
<br>This MARIN Report is all about naval research. We interview Captain Hugo Ammerlaan, Commanding Officer of the Dutch Submarine fleet of the Royal Netherlands Navy, about the Walrus Class submarine and beyond. And we give...

December 23, 2016 - Comparison of uRANS and BEM-BEM for propeller pressure pulse prediction
This work is a deeper investigation of the wetted and cavitating flow around the INSEAN E779A propeller in a cavitation tunnel as studied within the CRS SHARCS working group.

December 16, 2016 - Towards cavitation modelling accounting for transition effects
In this paper, we present a preliminary investigation into how application of a transition model influences the flow prediction for a cavitating marine propeller (without modifying the cavitation model), as well as identifying...

December 15, 2016 - BlueWeek 2017: Spring and Autumn session
In 2017 MARIN will organise the traditional BlueWeek in two sessions. In April, the event will be held in Den Helder, the Netherlands. In October, you are welcome to join us in Rostock, Germany.

December 9, 2016 - Energy saving by using asymmetric aftbodies for merchant ships – design methodology, numerical simulation and validation
The methodology and procedures are discussed on designing merchant ships to achieve fully-integrated and optimized hull-propulsion systems by using asymmetric aftbodies. CFD, model testing and sea trials results are given....

December 9, 2016 - CoVadem: Binnenvaartschepen worden ‘high tech’ dataverzamelaars
Het project Co2Vadem+ gaat van start. Binnenvaartschepen verzamelen tijdens de vaart real-time data, met als uiteindelijk doel een efficiënter gebruik van schepen en dus minder CO2-uitstoot.

December 2, 2016 - Bollard Pull JIP 31 participants
ALP recently joined the Bollard Pull Joint Industry Project, the JIP now counts 31 participants. The project has been running for a year. Model testing has already been done in MARIN's Offshore Basin, full-scale trials will...

December 2, 2016 - Participants welcome to join Moonpool-2 JIP!
Moonpool-2 aims to investigate the water oscillations occurring in the moonpool during transit and operations in waves. The objectives are to understand the dynamics of wave flows and loading in moonpools during transit and...

December 2, 2016 - Validation of CFD for a deterministic breaking wave impact on a semi submersible
To have sufficient confidence in the accuracy of CFD simulations in the challenging field of extreme wave impacts, it is essential that a proper verification and validation study of CFD tools is performed. In this paper, the...

November 25, 2016 - Symposium Maritime Design Forum, 1 december 2016
Het Maritime Design Forum, in samenwerking met Netherlands Maritime Technology en TU Delft, organiseert op donderdag 1 december een symposium over het gebruik van ‘Big Data’ voor het ontwerpen van schepen en systemen. Ook MARIN...

November 19, 2016 - ’Hydrodynamics’ course comes to Shanghai, March 29-31
MARIN will host the course 'Hydrodynamics in Ship Design' for the first time in Shanghai, March 29 -31, 2017. The course gives an overview of the latest developments and experiences in hydrodynamic research.

November 18, 2016 - 24th HISWA Symposium on Yacht design and Construction great success
The HISWA Symposium on Yacht Design and Construction was again succesful with more than 150 participants and a great variety of subjects. See here for a short impression.

November 11, 2016 - Vessel Operator Forum, November 16 & 17
On November 16 & 17 the Vessel Operator Forum (VOF) will be hosted by MTU Friedrichshafen GmbH in Friedrichshafen, Germany. The Forum is a platform for ship owners, operators, designers, yards, suppliers, R&D institutes...

November 11, 2016 - Operational performance of wind assisted ships
Within the 'Wind Hybrid Coaster' project MARIN was asked to predict the performance of the Wind Hybrid Coaster in a realistic operational scenario. For this purpose MARIN conducted hydrodynamic model tests, powering predictions...

November 8, 2016 - Winnaars Speurspel open dag
De open dag was met 7300 bezoekers een groot succes. Door de jonge bezoekers is er fanatiek gespeurd: meer dan 1500 kinderen hebben het Speurspel ingeleverd. Kijk hier om alle vragen met de juiste antwoorden nog eens terug...

November 4, 2016 - MARIN at I/ITSEC2016 in Orlando, November 28-December 2
There is a chance to meet us at the I/ITSEC2016 in Orlando, Florida, November 28 - December 2. MARIN will be present together with CM Labs, stand 2270.

November 3, 2016 - Open dag: 'MARIN bruiste, het spatte er vanaf'
Bijna 7.500 bezoekers ontvingen we afgelopen zaterdag op onze open dag, overweldigend! Zoals een bezoeker verwoordde: 'Het hele MARIN bruiste, het spatte er vanaf'. Heb je de open dag gemist of wil je nog eens terugkijken?...

October 25, 2016 - Workshop Optimaliseren is ook innoveren, 15 november en 26 januari
Door een veelheid aan initiatieven en platforms is het lastig voor de Binnenvaart om een eenduidig beeld te vormen over toepasbare innovaties. In deze gratis workshop bespreken we de mogelijkheden van scheepsoptimalisatie...

October 14, 2016 - New SCREENIN' JIP open for participation
SCREENIN’ is a joint industry project aiming at improved methods to gather statistical data on wave-related extreme events on offshore structures, such as wave-in-deck loads and slamming. The SCREENIN' JIP is now open for...

October 7, 2016 - In 2017 opnieuw gratis testtijd voor maritieme MKB’ers
In 2017 biedt MARIN opnieuw gratis tanktijd aan maritieme MKB’ers voor het testen van innovatieve ideeën. Het aanbod is bedoeld voor MKB’ers die een nieuw maritiem concept willen onderzoeken: om te kijken of het werkt, om het...

September 23, 2016 - On the design of anti-roll tanks
This paper summarizes how the complex performance of anti-roll tanks can be understood and what the consequences of this understanding are for the use of frequency domain methods to predict the motion response of a stabilized...

September 10, 2016 - A study on simplified loading models for vertical wave-in-deck loading
Wave-in-deck model tests were carried out with vertical load measurements, pressure measurements and a two camera high -speed video setup. In this paper the results of the simplified loading model in comparison with the model...

September 9, 2016 - MARIN at Monaco Yacht Show, September 28-October 1
Come and meet us again at the Monaco Yacht Show. Visit us at stand Dars Sud QS69 to discuss the research we are carrying out for the yachting industry. <br><br><br><br>

September 9, 2016 - HOLISHIP receives 'Blessing' from EU–Commission
HOLISHIP has been awarded an 11.4 M€ grant to develop the next generation ship design system for the European maritime industry. HOLISHIP sets out to address urgent problems of today’s ship design and operation, focusing...

September 2, 2016 - Numerical simulation of cavitation on a horizontal axis tidal turbine
Modeling shallow-water waves in a basin with a finite length and width introduces challenges related to low-frequency (LF) waves. In this paper the observed basin mode frequencies during tests are compared to the theoretical...

August 31, 2016 - Official opening Milford Haven simulators
The UK Port of Milford Haven has opened a state of the art marine navigation simulator suite. Built using MARIN’s latest software, DOLPHIN, the suite offers superb adaptability and can recreate an extensive range of scenarios...

August 30, 2016 - MARIN at SMM, Hamburg, September 6-9
Traditionally MARIN is present at the SMM International trade fair for Shipbuilding, machinery and marine technology in Hamburg. Meet us at stand 320, Hall B2 to discuss the latest technologies we offer the shipbuilding...

August 26, 2016 - Subsidy granted for offshore project with Ampyx Power, ECN and Mocean
With ‘PowerPlanes’, autonomous tethered aircraft, Ampyx Power is developing a cheap, sustainable and effective alternative to traditional wind turbines. Together with ECN, Mocean and MARIN, Ampyx Power will explore the offshore...

August 26, 2016 - MARIN assisted The Ocean Cleanup by testing its pioneering barrier
The Dutch foundation The Ocean Cleanup is developing a barrier to concentrate and extract plastic debris from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. MARIN assisted by conducting model tests in its Offshore Basin for a 360 m barrier...

August 26, 2016 - How to deal with basin modes when generating irregular waves on shallow water
Modeling shallow-water waves in a basin with a finite length and width introduces challenges related to low-frequency (LF) waves. In this paper the observed basin mode frequencies during tests are compared to the theoretical...

August 18, 2016 - Maritime Week 2016, October 29-November 5
The Maritime Week is a yearly event highlighting the entire Dutch maritime industry, organised by Maritime by Holland. During the Maritime Week all activities are targeted at youth, politics, the general public and of course...

August 18, 2016 - Final call: Software Seminar in Houston, October 4
This year MARIN returns to Houston on October 4th for another Software Seminar, which will bring developers and users together to discuss the latest issues, to share experiences and to define future requirements.

August 18, 2016 - BlueWeek 2016 gave winds of change and an ocean of opportunities
Following the success of Blue Week 2015 that was hosted by Deltares in Delft, MARIN’s headquarters in Wageningen welcomed the conference back this year. Read about some of the many highlights.

August 3, 2016 - Vice Admiral De Waard makes virtual test voyage on MARIN’s FSSS
Bouncing over the waves at a speed of 43 knots (80 km/h), the director of the Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) Arie Jan de Waard, together with MARIN director Bas Buchner, makes the first test voyage on the moving ‘Fast...

July 29, 2016 - Vice Admiraal De Waard maakt virtuele proefvaart op MARIN’s FSSS (Dutch only)
Stuiterend over de golven met een snelheid van 43 knopen (80 km/u), maakte de directeur van de Defensie Materieel Organisatie (DMO) Arie Jan de Waard samen met MARIN directeur Bas Buchner de eerste proeftocht op de bewegende...

July 26, 2016 - Van VTS naar VP&C, 15 september 2016
Dertig jaar geleden werd bij MARIN de eerste VTS Simulator geopend. Sindsdien is er veel veranderd. Is de huidige situatie een eindstadium of kan het nog efficiënter en veiliger? Wordt de rol van VTS veel groter, en wat is de...

July 22, 2016 - Joint Industry Project LifeLine kicks off
The LifeLine JIP seeks to develop a dry mooring line failure alarm system for offshore production based on position measurements only, and which takes the effect of environmental conditions into account. Participants...

July 22, 2016 - MARIN Report 118: Renewable energy and sustainable ships
<br>This MARIN Report is about the future of renewable energy and sustainable ships. We interview Mr Peter Robert of Damen and he outlines the importance of the Offshore Basin tests for the new Damen Service Offshore...

July 22, 2016 - New CFD course, Wageningen, November 14-17
MARIN will host a new CFD course for Maritime Applications at its Wageningen headquarters, November 14 - 17. Register now.

July 15, 2016 - Fast-time domain evaluation of Anti-Roll Tank and ship coupling using non-linear retardation functions
Anti-Roll Tanks (ART) have been used for more than a century to damp the roll motion of ships. These devices exist in various configurations, passively and actively controlled. All versions rely on resonant water motions...

July 15, 2016 - MARIN nominated finalist for Wind Propulsion Innovations Awards 2016
The International Windship Association (IWSA) has announced the shortlist, selected by shipping industry experts, for the inaugural Wind Propulsion Innovation Awards 2016. MARIN is nominated for the Wind Propulsion Research...

June 24, 2016 - Lifetime assessment for deepwater moorings
Mooring integrity is an important concern in the offshore industry. Mooring leg failures can have significant consequences, such as temporary shutdowns and require unplanned, thus expensive, repairs. The challenges raised...

June 17, 2016 - A computational study of the flow around the KVLCC2 model hull at straight ahead conditions and at drift
The flow around the KVLCC2 model tanker hull at 0 deg, 12 deg and 30 deg drift is investigated using classical Reynolds Averaged Navier–Stokes (RANS) models from two different proprietary codes, hybrid RANS-LES models from one...

June 10, 2016 - Calculation of hydrodynamic interaction forces on a ship entering a lock using CFD
Estimation of hydrodynamic interaction forces experienced by a ship entering a lock plays an important role in the initial design phase of the lock. This paper shows that with careful setup of the computations, reliable...

June 10, 2016 - MARIN at MAST Europe 2016, June 21-23
MARIN will be present at the MAST exhibition and conference in the Amsterdam RAI, June 21-23. Visit us at stand 42 within the Holland Square or meet us at the conferecen where we will be presenting two papers.

June 9, 2016 - New multiphase test facility under construction
A unique multiphase test facility is being established by the Sloshing of Liquefied Natural Gas (SLING) research project to examine slohing impacts in LNG tanks. The test facility will be located at MARIN and due to open late...

May 27, 2016 - MARIN at Winddays 2016, June 15 & 16, Rotterdam
MARIN will be present at the Winddagen congres and exhibition. Visit us at booth 8 to discuss current Joint Industry Projects and research on Offshore Wind.

May 27, 2016 - MARIN R&D Seminar, 8 juni 2016
Jaarlijks presenteert MARIN de resultaten van haar onderzoek aan de Nederlandse maritieme industrie en het maritieme MKB. Tijdens dit R&D seminar wordt ook de behoefte aan toekomstig onderzoek besproken. U bent van harte welkom...

May 25, 2016 - Nieuwe website TO2-federatie live
De TO2-federatie en haar leden zijn vanaf nu ook gezamenlijk online te vinden via www.to2-federatie.nl. De organisaties voor toegepast onderzoek werken al sinds 2010 samen in de TO2-federatie (Deltares, ECN, Marin, NLR, TNO en...

May 20, 2016 - Joint Industry Project LifeLine kicked-off
Within the LifeLine JIP a dry mooring line monitoring system will be developed based on position measurements only, without subsea equipment. Monitoring of position onboard of turret moored FPSO’s have already been performed...

May 11, 2016 - Join the BlueWeek 2016 - free registration
From May 23-26 MARIN is organising again the BlueWeek. Join this event and ensure your free registration through www.blueforum.org. BlueWeek is an independent, dedicated and free event where the industry, academics...

May 10, 2016 - STAIMO 2.3.0 has been released
STAIMO 2.3.0 is now available from www.staimo.org. The most important update can be found in the application of the criteria regarding relative wave/swell direction. More details on the updates can be found in the release...

May 10, 2016 - ‘Hydrodynamics of Floating Offshore Structures’ course in Singapore and Houston
MARIN is again organising the three-day course 'Applied Hydrodynamics of Floating Offshore Structures', both in Singapore (September 21-23) and Houston (October 4-7). A few places are left!

May 10, 2016 - Participants welcome to join Moonpool-2 JIP!
Moonpool-2 aims to investigate the water oscillations occurring in the moonpool during transit and operations in waves. The objectives are to understand the dynamics of wave flows and loading in moonpools during transit and...

May 3, 2016 - Wageningen TT-Series JIP still open for participation
The Wageningen TT-series Joint Industry Project is focussing on the development of a modern systematic series of tunnel thruster propellers. The designs are aimed at reducing noise and vibration excitation.

April 23, 2016 - MARIN Report 117: Maintenance and life time extensions
In this issue of Report we focus on maintenance and life time extensions. Read or download MARIN Report 117, subscribe to receive your own personal copy or download the MARIN Report App.

April 22, 2016 - Development overview of a Launch and Recovery system standardization
A generic launch and recovery system appears to be an obvious solution to obtain large flexibility , enabling simultaneous reduction in operational and platform costs. In order to achieve such a goal the need for development...

April 19, 2016 - Port of Milford Haven choose MARIN simulator
MARIN is proud to announce that it has been awarded a contract to deliver the first UK-based, DOLPHIN simulator to the Port of Milford Haven.

April 18, 2016 - MARIN presenteert plannen ‘Seven Oceans Simulator centrum’ (Dutch only)
Deze week presenteerde MARIN plannen voor de vernieuwing van haar simulatorcentrum. Om een wereldwijd topinstituut te blijven op het vlak van schonere, slimmere en veiligere schepen, wil MARIN het nieuwe ‘Seven Oceans Simulator...

April 8, 2016 - Fast Displacement Ships
The FDS project (1979-1989) consisted of a large series of model experiments on frigate-type hull forms in calm water and in head seas. The main hull forms parameters, L/B, B/T and block coefficient have been systematically...

April 6, 2016 - CoCoS Joint Industry Project kick-off in Q2
The objective of the CoCoS JIP is to build and deliver a reliable database of wind, wave and current load coefficients for modern day, generic ship designs. The database will be documented in a detailed way including the...

April 1, 2016 - Software Seminar in Houston, October 4
After successful software seminars in the Netherlands, Houston and Singapore, MARIN returns to Houston for the second time on October 4. This seminar brings together developers and users to discuss the latest developments,...

April 1, 2016 - GBS Joint Industry Project open for participants
To keep pace with the growth of offshore wind development, the industry needs better tools to work in higher sea states but that are still able to carry out safe operations. The objective of the GBS JIP is to improve...

April 1, 2016 - MARIN at Intermodal South America, April 5-7, São Paulo, Brasil
MARIN will again be present at the Intermodal South America exhibition, together with our Brazilian partner Oceanica. Meet us in stand C290 to discuss the latest developments within shipping & trade.

March 17, 2016 - Performance measurements of European inland ships
In the EU project MoveIT, it is opted to improve the energy efficiency of inland vessels by improving the performance of these vessels. In order to do so, a large scope of on-board measurements has been done to better estimate...

March 17, 2016 - MARIN op de carrièrebeurs MOCE 2016, 20 april
Bezoek MARIN op de MOCE 2016, de carrièrebeurs voor de maritieme en offshore sector. Je vindt ons in de Mercurius Hall, stand M219. We informeren je graag over onze vacatures!

March 14, 2016 - First Launch and Recovery Forum, April 6 & 7
In the Launch and Recovery Forum, navies as well as commercial operators, contractors, yards, research institutes and safety authorities share their experiences in Launch and Recovery at sea. Various subjects are presented,...

March 4, 2016 - Havenbedrijf Rotterdam nieuw lid MARIN Stakeholders Association
Deze week ondertekenden in Rotterdam COO Ronald Paul van het Havenbedrijf en MARIN directeur Bas Buchner een contract waardoor het Havenbedrijf lid wordt van de MARIN Stakeholders Association (MSA).

February 22, 2016 - MARIN at OTC 2016, May 2-5, Houston
Meet us again at the OTC Dutch Pavilion at Stand 2427 and find out all about our offshore services. You are welcome to join us for a drink on Tuesday, May 3 at 16.00 hrs. Or come to the technical sessions where we will be...

February 9, 2016 - Few places left for Spring courses
In March MARIN will organise the course 'Hydrodynamics of floating offshore structures' in Wageningen. This course still has a few places left!

February 5, 2016 - Accurate calculation models for manoeuvring simulations
Wave impacts on ships have been studied for many years, but have not yet resulted in practical prediction methods. Such methods are required to study fatigue loads on the structure. Additionally, extreme loads can be affected...

February 5, 2016 - Viscous free-surface power predictions for self-propulsion using a hybrid RANS-BEM coupling procedure
This paper presents computational results of the flow around the Japanese Bulk Carrier (JBC). All requested cases of the Tokyo Workshop 2015 were completed. The overall agreement with the experiments for all cases is judged...

January 25, 2016 - Open Day / Open Dag MARIN, October 29
On Saturday October 29 from 09.30 until 17.00 hrs MARIN is ready to introduce you to the world of model tests and geometry in shipping industry. Throughout the day interactive demonstrations will be given in all testing...

January 22, 2016 - CRS projects examine the impact of waves
Wave impacts on ships have been studied for many years, but have not yet resulted in practical prediction methods. Such methods are required to study fatigue loads on the structure. Additionally, extreme loads can be affected...

January 22, 2016 - Computational study on power reduction by pre-duct for bulk carrier
This paper presents computational results of the flow around the Japanese Bulk Carrier (JBC). All requested cases of the Tokyo Workshop 2015 were completed. The overall agreement with the experiments for all cases is judged...

January 22, 2016 - Spring courses open for registration
In March MARIN will organise the course 'Hydrodynamics of floating offshore structures' in Wageningen. This course is open for registration!

January 18, 2016 - 'IMOCA 60' inspireert MARIN’s Ontwerp- en Zeilwedstrijd (Dutch only)
Team 10 ‘Out of the Box’ van Rotterdam Mainport University, ontwierp en bouwde de snelste modelzeilboot van Nederland. Het team won op 15 januari de zeilrace van 13 strijdende studententeams van Technische Universiteit...

January 15, 2016 - MARIN Report available on App store & Google play
Download MARIN Report and read it on your phone or tablet. The app version combines the technical articles and news items with videos, image galleries and scientific papers.

January 15, 2016 - MARIN Report 116: simulation and simulators
This issue of Report is all about simulation and simulators and the important bridge between engineering and operation. Read or download MARIN Report 116, subscribe to receive your own personal copy or download the MARIN Report...

January 8, 2016 - Long-term partnership with Dutch Rijkswaterstaat
MARIN and the Rijkswaterstaat (RWS), which is part of the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, have entered into a long-term partnership. RWS is responsible for the design, construction, management and...

January 8, 2016 - IWSA nominated for the ‘Initiative of the Year’ at the Ship Efficiency Awards 2015
IWSA, the International Windship Association was nominated as finalist for the 'Initiative of the Year' at the Ship Efficiency Wards 2015. IWSA facilitates and promotes wind propulsion for commercial shipping worldwide...

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