News archive 2015
December 17, 2015 - BlueWeek 2016 – Making smart use of the environment at sea
Natural propulsion and marine renewable energy need all our passion and skills to help them keep developing. BlueWeek is the dedicated event where the industry and academics can meet and discuss the latest R&D initiatives...

December 17, 2015 - Vliegende boten bij strijd om snelste zeiljacht
Op vrijdag 15 januari zullen studenten van de Technische Universiteit Delft en Rotterdam Mainport University (RMU) met elkaar de jaarlijkse strijd aan gaan. Op deze dag zal worden uitgemaakt wie het snelst varende zeilschip...

December 17, 2015 - MARIN wishes you a challenging & inspiring 2016
Play the MARIN e-card to look back with us at 2015. We hope to meet you again in 2016 for another challenging & inspiring year! During the holidays MARIN offices will be closed from December 25 until January 4.

December 7, 2015 - Discover, watch and share the MARIN Youtube Channel
Watch and share the most recent movies on model testing and CFD, see MARIN from the sky and take a look at the special kids movies for school projects.

December 4, 2015 - Experiments and computations for KCS added resistance for variable heading
Experiments, CFD and PF studies are performed for the KCS containership advancing at Froude number 0.26 in calm water and regular waves.

November 20, 2015 - Integrated design of asymmetric aftbody and propeller to maximize energy efficiency
To achieve high efficiency and low emissions, recently Energy Saving Devices (ESDs) have been re-studied and installed to many ships, both new buildings and also retrofits. Due to the fact that most ESDs are fitted in the wake...

November 19, 2015 - STW grants research programme SLING in the STW Perspective call
Through the STW Perspective programme, the unique public-private cooperation SLING has been established between five top ranking research groups, the international LNG industry, the Dutch shipping and shipbuilding industry,...

November 7, 2015 - Bank effects for KVLCC2
A study is presented on ship-bank interaction effects in which viscous-flow solvers are used to predict the hydrodynamic forces and moments on the ship. The paper will show that with careful setup of the computations,...

November 6, 2015 - MARIN at Marintec China, Shanghai, December 1-4
Visit us at stand N1F51-15 in the ‘Maritime by Holland’ Pavilion of Netherlands Maritime Technology at the Marintec China 2015 Conference & Exhibition. MARIN will be present together with its Chinese partner, Shanghai Ship and...

November 6, 2015 - SNAME Certificate of Appreciation
SNAME's Executive Director Eric Seither presented the Certificate of Appreciation to Frans Quadvlieg of MARIN for being a consistently loyal member of the SNAME exhibition and conference.

October 30, 2015 - 3D testing for OCEAN CLEANUP
MARIN together with The Ocean Cleanup and its partner engineers will conduct dozens of tests on the behavior of the flexible barrier under varying current and wave conditions. This way the properties of the array can be tested...

October 30, 2015 - FEADSHIP new member MARIN Stakeholders Association
Yacht builder FEADSHIP has become a member of the MARIN Stakeholders Association (MSA). Directors Otwin Günther (De Voogt) and Bas Buchner (MARIN) signed the contracts in the presence of MARIN Supervisory Board chairman...

October 30, 2015 - MARIN at Europort Rotterdam, November 3-6
MARIN cannot be missed at this dutch event. We welcome you at stand 1209 within the Holland Pavilions (Hall 1) of Netherlands Maritime Technology.

October 16, 2015 - Validation of Quasi-steady Model Propulsion Tests
During a measurement run of a quasi-steady model propulsion test, the loading (RPM) of the propeller(s) is gradually changed at a constant carriage and model speed. By this method it is possible to efficiently capture loading...

October 16, 2015 - 15/10/16 FEADSHIP nieuw lid MARIN Stakeholders Association
Haarlem/Wageningen, 16 oktober 2015 Vanaf deze week is jachtbouwer FEADSHIP lid van de MARIN Stakeholders Association (MSA). In het kantoor van De Voogt Naval Architects in Haarlem tekenden directeuren Otwin Günther (De Voogt)...

October 9, 2015 - In 2016 opnieuw gratis testtijd voor maritieme MKB’ers
In 2014 en 2015 bood MARIN gratis tanktijd aan maritieme MKB’ers voor het testen van innovatieve ideeën. Vanwege het succes volgt er in 2016 een derde ronde. Het aanbod is bedoeld voor MKB’ers die een nieuw maritiem concept...

October 9, 2015 - MARIN behoort tot de Beste Werkgevers van Nederland
MARIN behoort tot de Beste Werkgevers van 2015. Dit hebben Effectory en Intermediair op dinsdagmiddag 6 oktober 2015 bekendgemaakt in Theater Amsterdam. MARIN behaalde een Beste Werkgevers Score van 7,9. Hiermee eindigt MARIN...

October 1, 2015 - Yacht team presents ambitious collaboration projects for the superyacht industry
Superyachts are not just getting bigger, they are getting more complex every day. To get a grip on ever more complex design and build questions, MARIN bands together with designers and builders by presenting four new Joint...

September 22, 2015 - Binnenvaart 5 keer beter! Een betere performance voor uw nieuwe schip binnen handbereik
Met het initiatief ‘Binnenvaart 5 keer beter!’ nodigt MARIN ondernemers uit om hun nieuwe ontwerp te laten optimaliseren. Vijf ondernemers krijgen de kans hun nieuw te bouwen schip vooraf door te rekenen en te optimaliseren....

September 19, 2015 - ‘Hydrodynamics of Floating Offshore Structures’ course, October 14-16, Houston
MARIN is again organising the three-day course 'Applied Hydrodynamics of Floating Offshore Structures', October 14-16, Houston, USA. A few places are left!

September 18, 2015 - MARIN at Shipping-Technics-Logistics, September 29-30, Kalkar
MARIN will be present at Shipping-Technics-Logistics, September 29 and 30 at the Kalkar Messe. Visit us at stand 550 to meet our Inlandshipping team and to discuss how we can optimise your ship.

September 11, 2015 - Numerical computation increasingly used to assess submarine designs.
MARIN assists clients in improving the hydrodynamic performance of submarines. Numerical computations are increasingly used to assess submarine designs.

September 11, 2015 - On the numerical requirements of RANS and hybrid turbulence models
The evaluation of different mathematical models for the prediction of turbulent flows depends on the ability to reduce the numerical error to negligible levels, i.e. to values clearly below the modelling error. In this work...

September 1, 2015 - Feadship study of design and construction of stern and side doors
As stern and side doors become ever larger and stay open for longer periods, it was obvious to Feadship that a new approach was required to their design and construction. They decided to embark on an in-depth study of the issue...

August 28, 2015 - MARIN at Monaco Yacht Show, September 23-26
Come and meet us after the summer 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>

August 28, 2015 - Classifying ship encounters to monitor traffic safety on the North Sea from AIS data
In 2013 the route structure on the North Sea, was rearranged to improve safety and efficiency.This paper discusses the methods to classify ship encounters, and the results of the comparison of the route structures.

August 27, 2015 - On the calculation of the flow around 2-D square cylinder with rounded corners
This paper presents the calculation of the flow around a square cylinder with rounded-corners assuming two-dimensional and incompressible flow.

August 18, 2015 - From fresh Breathe to hot Savannah
MARIN plays a challenging role in the launch of Savannah, the world’s first hybrid superyacht – ‘a yacht full of premiers’.

August 18, 2015 - Demonstratie valbootproeven tijdens SAIL Amsterdam
Tijdens SAIL Amsterdam zal er op ‘de Groene Oceaan’ een demonstratie plaatsvinden van valbootproeven (freefall lifeboats). Zowel MARIN als TNO doen onderzoek naar de veiligheid van freefall lifeboats. Het evenementengebied...

July 29, 2015 - Coöperatief zonne-energieproject op dak MARIN
Vandaag ondertekenden MARIN en Coöperatie Wageningen op Zon de overeenkomst tot realisatie van een collectief zonne-energiesysteem op het grote dak van de diepwatertank van het Maritiem Research Instituut Nederland (MARIN)....

July 21, 2015 - Classifying ship encounters to monitor traffic safety on the North Sea from AIS data
In studies for the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, MARIN has developed methods to classify ship encounters on the North Sea from AIS data. This paper discusses the methods to classify encounters,...

July 21, 2015 - On the calculation of the flow around 2-D square cylinder with rounded corners
This paper presents the calculation of the flow around a square cylinder with rounded-corners assuming two-dimensional and incompressible flow. The selected mathematical model is the Reynolds-Averaged (ensemble averaged)...

July 21, 2015 - MARIN Report 115: a close look at CFD
In this issue of MARIN Report we take a close look at CFD. In this field huge steps have made and it is clear that CFD will be a major tool for the future design of ships and offshore structures. MARIN has been investing...

July 21, 2015 - ‘Hydrodynamics of Floating Offshore Structures’ course in Singapore and Houston
This year MARIN will hold the course ‘Hydrodynamics of Floating Offshore Structures’ in both Singapore and Houston. It gives an overview of the latest research developments concerning extreme metocean conditions, wave impacts,...

July 16, 2015 - Tracking stress and workload in the maritime world
MARIN, together with the Technical University of Berlin and k+s projects are to co-operate on a new project. The first step is a pilot study of the stress/workload during training in a shiphandling simulator. Further studies...

July 4, 2015 - Software Seminar, Singapore, September 1
We are pleased to invite you again to our free Software Seminar. This year it will be held in Singapore on September 1st. This seminar brings developers and users together to share experiences and define future requirements....

June 26, 2015 - Dutch WASUB team breaks world record at International Submarine Race 2015
With a final clocked speed of 7.42 knots (13.74 km/h), the WASUB V team broke the world record at the International Submarine Races 2015. MARIN as sponsor assisted with the propeller design, fin design and the manoeuvring...

June 19, 2015 - The effect of sheet cavitation on the blade spindle torque of a controllable pitch propeller
This paper investigates the variations of the spindle torque as function of advance ratios and pitch settings. Emphasis is put on the effect of sheet cavitation on the blade spindle torque. Primary CFD calculations have been...

June 19, 2015 - Invitation to join new Bollard Pull JIP
Although tugs have been around for a long time, a proper standard for conduct, measurement and analysis of a bollard pull is not available. shipping companies, ship yards, suppliers and classification societies are invited...

June 8, 2015 - BreaKin: joint research initiative addressing wave impact loading on offshore structures
CFD simulations are able to predict propeller performance at both model and full scale and therefore provide an attractive alternative for predicting scale effects.In this study a Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS) method...

June 8, 2015 - Viscous flow simulations of propellers in different Reynolds number regimes
CFD simulations are able to predict propeller performance at both model and full scale and therefore provide an attractive alternative for predicting scale effects.In this study a Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS) method...

June 8, 2015 - Potsdam propeller test case in oblique flow: prediction of cavitation patterns and pressure pulses
In this paper we report computations performed using the Potsdam Propeller Test Case. Results are reported for both open-water (non-cavitating) and cavitating conditions, including prediction of pressure pulses inside the...

June 7, 2015 - Uitnodiging voor het MARIN R&D Seminar, 30 juni 2015
Het ‘MARIN R&D Seminar’ is een jaarlijks terugkerende dag waarop MARIN de resultaten van haar onderzoek presenteert aan de Nederlandse maritieme industrie en het maritieme MKB en daarbij de gelegenheid geeft tot uitwisseling...

May 29, 2015 - Seminar ‘Monitoren, rapporteren, verifiëren en terugdringen van CO2-emissies‘, 17 juni 2015
Per 1 juli zal het Europese MRV-systeem van kracht worden. Reders met schepen van > 5000 GT moeten hun CO2-emissies monitoren, rapporteren en laten verifiëren, voor het transport van, naar en tussen Europese havens. Tijdens...

May 29, 2015 - MARIN at Maritime Industry, June 2-4, Gorinchem
There is a chance to meet us 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.

May 29, 2015 - ComMotion JIP: Computational methods for moving and deforming objects in extreme waves
To numerically predict extreme wave loads on offshore structures the offshore industry has been working together with MARIN and the universities of Groningen and Delft in the development of the CFD method ComFLOW. The ComMotion...

May 19, 2015 - MARIN at Nor-Shipping 2015, June 2-5, Oslo
There is a chance to meet us again at Nor-Shipping In Oslo. You are welcome at stand CO1-14 within the Maritime by Holland Pavilion of HME.

May 12, 2015 - STAIMO 2.1.0 Release May 12, 2015
STAIMO is software for the analysis of speed/power trials both for contract delivery trials and for EEDI trials. It has been developed on behalf of STA-Group and has been made available as Freeware on www.staimo.org....

April 30, 2015 - EU project LeanShips focuses on fuel savings
The Damen-led project initiative LeanShips has been awarded funding from the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 funding programme. LeanShips will demonstrate fuel and energy saving solutions on board actual ships in...

April 30, 2015 - MARIN Report 114: Extreme Environments
In this issue of MARIN Report we take a look at the research MARIN has done in the field of Extreme Environments. Hess Corporation outlines in an interview why it always returns to MARIN to find their specific answers and we...

April 28, 2015 - Seminar ‘Monitoren, rapporteren, verifiëren en terugdringen van CO2 emissies‘, 17 juni 2015
Naar alle waarschijnlijkheid zal per 1 juli a.s. het Europese MRV-systeem van kracht worden. Reders met schepen van 5000 GT of mee moeten dan vanaf 2018 hun CO2-emissies monitoren, rapporteren en laten verifiëren. Dit geldt...

April 18, 2015 - Special website www.refresco.org launched
MARIN just launched a special website to focus on the ReFRESCO CFD code and the ReFRESCO-operation initiative. MARIN wants to share its dedicated maritime CFD code ReFRESCO, and open up its computer clusters, so we can jointly...

April 17, 2015 - Incompressible flow calculations around a diamond wing
One of the challenges in simulating aerodynamic flows is the accurate prediction of onset and progression of separation. In earlier STO research, it was found that various predictions for threedimensional airfoils at angle...

April 17, 2015 - MARIN at OTC 2015, May 4-7, Houston
MARIN will again attend OTC in Houston. Meet us at the Dutch Pavilion at stand 2427 or during the technical sessions where we will be presenting a paper on 'Integrating onboard DP systems into model test facilities and offshore...

April 3, 2015 - Comparison of second-order loads on a TLP for wind turbines
The first objective of the study presented in this paper is to compare two floating offshore wind turbine simulation packages, with the focus on second-order wave loads. The second objective is to study the effects of the...

April 2, 2015 - Maritime & Offshore Career Event, Rotterdam, 22 april
Op woensdag 22 april 2015 vindt voor de 9de keer het Navingo Maritime & Offshore Career Event (MOCE) plaats in het Beurs-WTC gebouw te Rotterdam. Het is een bekend platform waar carrière en opleiding in de maritieme en offshore...

March 27, 2015 - MARIN at Intermodal South America, April 7-9, São Paulo, Brasil
MARIN will 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 20, 2015 - Ship speed-power performance assessment
A variety of methods for conducting and analyzing speed/power trials have been used by shipyards. Guidelines for the execution and analysis of speed/power trials compliant with IMO EEDII have been developed. In this paper...

March 10, 2015 - Invitation ReFRESCO-operation informative meeting, April 14-15
Within the ReFRESCO-operation initiative, MARIN wants to share its state-of-the-art CFD code ReFRESCO with its customers. To inform you about the capabilities of ReFRESCO, and the further benefits of the co-operation,...

March 9, 2015 - 4th Natural Propulsion Seminar, April 21
Natural Propulsion and Marine Renewable Energy needs all our passion and skills to keep developing. The BlueWeek (April 20-22) is the dedicated event where R&D and Industry can meet, discuss and elaborate projects around that...

February 20, 2015 - Train-the-trainer for VTS Russia
Four Russian Vessel Traffic Service Operators were trained as VTS simulator instructors at MARIN’s VTS simulator in September. During the five-day course the trainees, three of whom came from the St. Petersburg VTS and the...

February 20, 2015 - Yacht Comfort JIP set to start
MARIN is about to start a Joint Industry Project concerning the assessment, prediction and monitoring of yacht comfort. Despite the availability of criteria to assess the comfort of a yacht, it still remains a very subjective...

February 20, 2015 - Scaling methodology for floating wind turbines
When water depth and soil conditions make it difficult to install fixed foundations for wind turbines, floating foundations may be preferred. Of course a floating foundation brings new challenges to the turbine. This paper...

February 13, 2015 - MARIN at Inmex Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City, March 18-20
MARIN will again be present at Inmex Vietnam to show our lastest developments in hydrodynamics. You are most welcome to visit us within the Maritime by Holland Pavillion, stand G06.

February 5, 2015 - MARIN announces investment in Bosch Rexroth wave generators
Bas Buchner (President) and Ron van den Oetelaar (General Manager Bosch Rexroth Benelux) signed the contract for a new wave generator for MARIN’s new Concept Basin. Part of this contract is a complete new wave generation...

January 30, 2015 - STAIMO 2.0 release for speed/power trials
STAIMO is software for the analysis of speed/power trials both for contract delivery trials and for EEDI trials. STAIMO 2.0 Freeware is now available from <L CODE="C03">www.staimo.org</L>.

January 21, 2015 - BlueWeek - Sustainable energy from and on the sea, April 20-22
Natural propulsion and marine renewable energy need all our passion and skills to help them keep developing. BlueWeek is the dedicated event where the industry and academics can meet and discuss the latest R&D initiatives...

January 20, 2015 - MARIN challenged students to build fastest model sailing boat
MARIN challenged all students participating in the ´Sailing Yachts´ minor of the Delft University of Technology to apply their knowledge, inspiration and creativity to design and build the fastest model sailing boat of the...

January 16, 2015 - Sensitivity to aerodynamic forces for the accurate modelling of floating offshore wind turbines
In order to accurately study floating offshore wind turbines model-scaled experimental campaigns are crucial. Parallel to it, numerical tools play an important role. In this paper the simulation of MARIN Stock Wind Turbine...

January 16, 2015 - Incompressible flow calculations of blunt leading edge separation for a 53 degree swept diamond wing
In the present paper, two viscous-flow solvers dedicated to hydrodynamic applications are used to predict the flow around a diamond wing. Both codes solve the incompressible flow using unstructured grids and finite volume...

January 6, 2015 - MARIN Report 113: Safety & Human Performance
In this issue of MARIN Report we take a look at the research MARIN has done in the field of Safety & Human Performance. Verhoef as the first and only aluminium freefall lifeboat builder outlines how MARIN helped validate...

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