News archive 2014
December 2, 2014 - MARIN courses in Wageningen, Spring 2015
Traditionally MARIN will organise the course 'Hydrodynamics of floating offshore structures' and ‘Hydrodynamics of Floating Offshore Structures’ in Wageningen, Spring 2015. For both courses a few places are left.

December 1, 2014 - MARIN wishes you a challenging & inspiring 2015
Read the MARIN e-card to look back with us at 2014. We hope to meet you again in 2015 for another challenging & inspiring year!

November 28, 2014 - MARIN Report magazine, subscribe or read online
MARIN Report is our corporate magazine. Issued several times a year MARIN Report gives an overview of recent projects and new research. Order your free subscription or read MARIN Report online.

November 28, 2014 - Wageningen TT-Series JIP
The Wageningen TT-series JIP is focussing on up-to-date knowledge and design guidance on tunnel thrusters. This new initiative is interesting for equipment designers and manufacturers, ship designers and ship yards, ship owners...

November 21, 2014 - LEGO® wind and waves at MARIN
Plenty of LEGO® trains and planes have been made in the world but MARIN decided to make some LEGO® wind and waves instead! Gerrit-Jan van der Ziel, a MARIN strain gage application engineer in daily life, used more than 2500...

November 21, 2014 - DP thrusters - Understanding dynamic loads and preventing mechanical damages
In order to give insight in the failures with respect to the external loads on the drives of thrusters, MARIN has been studying the hydrodynamic loads on mechanical azimuthing thrusters in the past decades. In this paper...

November 10, 2014 - Record number of visitors at open day
Last Saturday November 8 a record number of 5500 visitors were introduced to the world of model testing and hydrodynamics during the MARIN open day. Throughout the day interactive demonstrations were given at the testing...

October 31, 2014 - CRS meets in Wageningen, December 1-5
From December 1-5 the CRS (Cooperative Research Ships) will meet again in Wageningen, for orking Group meetings, Steering Group Meetings and the Annual General Meeting.

October 30, 2014 - MARIN present at 23rd HISWA Symposium, November 17 & 18, Amsterdam
MARIN will be presenting a paper on "Early design estimation of resistance and seakeeping properties based on systematic model experiments" at the 23rd edition of the International HISWA Symposium. MARIN is also co-sponsor...

October 24, 2014 - Differences in workload of both skippers and pilots due to changes in environmental bank lights
The effect of changes in environmental bank lights (puddle lights) on both inland skippers and pilots is studied in a manoeuvring simulator using physiological workload measurements. Event analysis is based on a combination...

October 24, 2014 - Potential of Chaotic Iterative Solvers for CFD
In this paper, a brief summary of earlier results is given, which identified the linear-equation system solver as one of the least-scalable parts of the code. Based on these results, a chaotic iterative solver, which is a...

October 17, 2014 - On the Use of Hybrid Turbulence Models
This paper describes the research which is done to assess the numerical requirements, computational cost and prediction capabilities of two Hybrid formulations - Scale Adaptive Simulation (SAS) and Delayed Detached Eddy...

October 3, 2014 - MARIN at Shiptec China, October 21-24, Dalian
For the first time MARIN is present at Shiptec China. Meet us at stand 1J01-2 to discuss the latest technologies we offer the shipbuilding industry.

October 3, 2014 - MARIN at SNAME, October 22-24, Houston
There is a chance to meet us again at the SNAME Maritime Technology Conference & Exhibition in Houston. Be welcome at stand 302 where we can discuss the latest developments in maritime research.

September 18, 2014 - Unique maritime co-operation around MARIN’s new fast CFD facility
Today MARIN (Maritime Research Institute Netherlands) has announced the formal investment of 2 million Euros in a large and fast Bull computer cluster (4000 computational cores). This supercomputer complements MARIN’s extensive...

September 7, 2014 - Software Seminar, October 2, Wageningen
We are pleased to invite you to the fifth MARIN Software Seminar on October 02 in Wageningen. This seminar brings developers and users together to share experiences and define future requirements. <br>If you have used MARIN’s...

September 7, 2014 - Numerical uncertainty estimation in maritime CFD applications
In this paper the results of a numerical uncertainty estimation procedure are presented for a variety of industrial CFD applications with a finite volume RaNS solver. The numerical uncertainty estimation is indispensable...

September 6, 2014 - MARIN at Monaco Yacht Show, September 24-27
Come and meet us again at the Monaco Yacht Show. Visit us at QS63 to discuss the latest research we have carried out for the yachting industry. <br><br><br><br>

September 4, 2014 - MARIN at SMM, Hamburg, September 9-12
Traditionally, MARIN is present at the SMM (Shipbuilding, Machinery & Marine Technology International) trade fair and this year is no exception. Please come along in Hal B2 to stand 320 to discuss the latest technologies...

September 2, 2014 - Development of a Scaled-Down Floating Wind Turbine for Offshore Basin Testing
In the last years MARIN has been involved in an increasing number of projects for the offshore wind industry. New techniques in model testing and numerical simulations have been developed in this field. In this paper the...

August 20, 2014 - Bas Buchner speaker at Lowpex conference at SMM Hamburg
Bas Buchner speaker at Lowpex conference at SMM Hamburg On September 9th the Lowpex in Shipping Conference at the SMM will focus on the integral lowering operating costs in shipping. Today's market requires a comprehensive...

July 29, 2014 - MARIN Report 112: Hydro-structural
<br>"Hydro-structural” is the theme of this MARIN Report. On the face of it, hydro and structural are coupled to each other with a single hyphen. But behind this simple hyphen there is a world of problems and research...

July 18, 2014 - Applied Hydrodynamics of Floating Offshore Structures course, Oct 8 - 10, Houston
MARIN is again organising the three-day course 'Applied Hydrodynamics of Floating Offshore Structures', October 8-10, Houston, USA. This course gives an overview of the latest developments, such as extreme metocean conditions,...

July 18, 2014 - Analysis of U-Type Anti-Roll Tanks using URANS Sensitivity and Validation
The present paper focuses on the sensitivity and validation of the anti-roll performances of passive U-type ART using CFD. The roll motion of ships operating in a seaway is often limiting operations. These limits could be due...

July 15, 2014 - Seakeeping tests for Vripack motor yacht design
Vripack recently published a video which focusses on model tests conducted for their design at MARIN. It shows the yacht in some very demanding head seas. We wish the team at Vripack good luck with their new design!

July 4, 2014 - 33rd FPSO JIP Week, October 13-17, Busan, Korea
Following the successful FPSO JIP Week & Forum hosted by SBM in Monaco last March, the 33rd edition is scheduled for October 13-17, Busan, Korea. The FPSO Research Forum will take place on Wednesday October 15.

July 4, 2014 - IMO manoeuvring sea trials
Manoeuvrability of ships is essential for safe navigation and operation of all ships. Requirements and regulations as to the manoeuvre capacity have been issued by International Maritime Organization (IMO). Since final...

June 26, 2014 - International recognition for Dutch offshore expertise
At the international OMAE conference in San Francisco in early June, Dutch Offshore expertise was singled out for particular praise. Director Bas Buchner of MARIN was presented with the OMAE Conference Industry Achievement...

June 13, 2014 - New North Sea route structure successfully implemented
For centuries, sea life and ships were the only users of the sea but then the offshore industry started to explore and more recently, renewable energy systems like wind turbines have claimed extra space. Rijkwaterstaat...

June 12, 2014 - Code verification of ReFRESCO with a statistically periodic manufactured solution
This paper presents a Code Verification study performed with the unsteady ensemble-averaged Navier-Stokes (URANS) solver ReFRESCO using the Method of Manufactured Solutions.

June 9, 2014 - Specialist course for EEDI Verifiers, October 27-31
This course will help make participants fully conversant with ship propulsion theory, design practice, resistance and propulsion model tests, extrapolation procedures and coefficients, as well as the conduct and analysis...

May 16, 2014 - New grid generation tools
In 2012, MARIN started a comprehensive project to create new geometry tools for propellers and ship hulls. New tools were developed as Rhinoceros plug-ins for propeller CFD and model production. Recently, the focus has shifted...

May 9, 2014 - aNySIM, a versatile hydrodynamics engineering tool
During the past 10 years, MARIN has successfully developed and used the time domain simulation program aNySIM. It has grown into a highly generic toolbox that is used to simulate critical aspects of a wide range of operations....

May 9, 2014 - 'TOP' optimisation of your ship's performance
To expand MARIN’s services, a Trim Optimisation Program (TOP) has been developed. TOP helps customers minimise the fuel consumption of their ship by providing advice on the best trim at a given displacement.

April 24, 2014 - SALTO JIP launches on Safe Arctic Logistics, Transport & Operations
Recently the SALTO JIP kicked off with 15+ participants, including oil companies, offshore contractors, consultants, warranty surveyors and Class. They all share an interest in Arctic operations and in a responsible approach...

April 24, 2014 - MARIN at INEC 2014, May 20-22, Amsterdam
There is a chance to meet us at the International Naval Engineering (INEC) exhibition in Amsterdam or during the conference where MARIN will be presenting a paper in the Green Ship Session.

April 14, 2014 - MARIN at Maritime Industry, May 13-15, Gorinchem
MARIN will be present at the Maritime Industry event held in Gorinchem, the Netherlands. Visit us to discuss the broad range of services we offer the inland shipping industry.

April 4, 2014 - MARIN at OTC 2014, May 5-8, Houston
MARIN will again attend OTC in Houston. Meet us at the Dutch Pavilion at Stand No. 2427 or during the technical sessions where we will be presenting a paper on FLNG.

April 4, 2014 - Hydro-Testing Forum, April 14-16, Wageningen
The HydroTesting Alliance is the European Network of Excellence to facilitate the continuation of world leadership of the European Hydrodynamic testing facilities. The Hydro-Testing Forum will take place on April 14-16, 2014...

March 31, 2014 - International Conference on European Inland Waterway Navigation, September 10-12, Budapest, Hungary
MARIN, as member of the International Organising Committee, invites you to participate in the International Conference on European Inland Waterway Navigation, 2014 held between 10-12 September, 2014 in Budapest, Hungary....

March 21, 2014 - Hydrodynamic software suites make design concept evaluation more efficient
To support designers and engineers in evaluating design concepts more efficiently, MARIN has developed the hydrodynamic suites QSHIP and QPROP.

March 20, 2014 - 20 March 2014: 1000th download visit for STAIMO analysis of speed/power trials
The STAIMO freeware for the analysis speed/power trials has found its way to ship owners, operators, ship yards and trial experts worldwide. Since it’s release on January 31, the download page on www.staimo.org saw more than...

March 14, 2014 - MARIN at Intermodal South America, April 1-3, São Paulo, Brasil
MARIN will be present at the Intermodal South America exhibition, together with our Brazilian partner Oceanica. Meet us in stand C425 to discuss the latest developments within shipping & trade.

March 14, 2014 - STREAMLINE project successfully completed
MARIN together with European partners have just completed the STREAMLINE project (Strategic research for innovative marine propulsion concepts) with success. Read here about the results.

March 7, 2014 - 32nd FPSO JIP Week, March 24-28, Monaco
The 32nd semi-annual FPSO JIP Week & Forum will be hosted by SBM in Monaco. The JIP Week is scheduled from March 24-28. The FPSO Research Forum will take place on Wednesday March 26. This years theme is 'Mooring Integrity'....

March 7, 2014 - A procedure for the estimation of the numerical uncertainty of CFD calculations based on grid refinement studies
This paper offers a procedure for the estimation of the numerical uncertainty of any integral or local flow quantity as a result of a fluid flow computation.

February 28, 2014 - Manufactured solutions for steady-flow Reynolds-averaged Navier–Stokes solvers
This paper presents manufactured solutions (MS’s) for code verification of incompressible flow solvers based on the Reynolds-averaged Navier–Stokes (RANS) equations.

February 27, 2014 - MARIN at Asia Pacific Maritime 2014, March 19-21
For the first time MARIN will be present at Asia Pacific Maritime in Singapore. Meet us at stand H26/J26 within the ‘Maritime by Holland’ Pavilion of HME (Hall E) to discuss the latest technologies we offer the shipping...

February 26, 2014 - Six maritime enterprises test their innovative concepts at MARIN for free
Today president Bas Buchner offered a symbolic cheque to the six enterprises that have been selected to test their innovative concepts at MARIN for free. Last September MARIN launched a new initiative and invited maritime...

February 14, 2014 - BRABO awards MARIN major upgrade contract
The Antwerp-based pilot organisation BRABO has granted a major upgrade contract for its Full Mission Simulator to MARIN. This award is especially important because it is the first time MARIN’s simulation technology DOLPHIN...

February 14, 2014 - A procedure for the estimation of the numerical uncertainty of CFD calculations based on grid refinement studies
This paper offers a procedure for the estimation of the numerical uncertainty of any integral or local flow quantity as a result of a fluid flow computation; the procedure requires solutions on systematically refined grids.

February 3, 2014 - Bram van Ojik, GroenLinks, impressed by solar project MARIN
Last Friday January 31, Bram van Ojik, leader in the House of Representatives for GreenLeft (GroenLinks), visited MARIN. MARIN has installed 1260 solar panels on the roof of one of its large water basins. Bram van Ojik was...

January 30, 2014 - Freeware for speed/power trial analysis released - IMO approved method for EEDI
The new STAIMO software for speed/power trial analysis will be released on January 31, for use by the worldwide maritime industry free of charge. It is the result of the implementation of the new ITTC Guidelines for speed/power...

January 17, 2014 - MARIN BlueWeek, March 17-19
Following the success encountered in applied R&D forums and Joint Industry Projects, MARIN is starting a new JIP week: the BlueWeek. In this week, all running projects and initiatives focussing on renewable energy and...

January 17, 2014 - MARIN Report 110: Concept Development
Economic recovery starts with innovation. And innovation starts with new ideas and new concepts. The same holds for innovation in the maritime world: real innovations are directly coupled to the operational problems people...

January 15, 2014 - Few places left for MARIN courses
This spring MARIN will again organise the courses Offshore Hydrodynamics (March 31-April 4) and Ship Hydrodynamics I (April 7-11). Both courses will be held at MARIN’s headquarters in Wageningen, the Netherlands. Still a few...

January 10, 2014 - MARIN presents unique propeller to Royal Netherlands Navy
January 8, MARIN presented the unique replica of an historical ‘Mangin’ propeller to the Royal Netherlands Navy. The present was part of the celebration of 525 years of innovation in the Navy in the Netherlands. President...

Disclaimer | print