Ships Manoeuvring & Seakeeping
General information

Manoeuvring
MARIN has since long been involved in the developments of the prediction of the manoeuvring capability of ships. With our leading expertise in the field of manoeuvring hydrodynamics we assist the industry in the design of the ship and its steering arrangement. Careful hydrodynamic analysis of a ship is of vital importance to the safety and controllability during transit as well as during harbour manoeuvres. Numerous clients involve MARIN from the beginning of a project, so that the hydrodynamic challenges can be identified early and advice given on the concept.

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Seakeeping
In Seakeeping we support our clients in understanding and quantifying the motions, stability and hydrodynamic loads of ships and mobile structures in wind and waves. The impact of these parameters on operational performance safety and comfort can be assessed and quantified. Over the years, MARIN has built up significant experience in ships hydrodynamics. This knowledge is applied in determining the ship motions, the added resistance due to waves, stability characteristics and structural loads. Our field of expertise also includes the motion-control (e.g. by the use of active fins) and loads due to slamming and the response of the structure due to structural flexibility. Using our knowledge about ship operation combined with available wind and wave climatology databases MARIN is able to serve you on the increasingly important areas of operational performance (reliability, workability) and the closely related risk management in an early phase of the ship design.

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Manoeuvring & Seakeeping Facilities
The Ships Manoeuvring & Seakeeping Department carries out projects in the following MARIN facilities:

Seakeeping and manoeuvring investigations using free sailing models and waves from arbitrary directions
Seakeeping and manoeuvring tests in shallow water
Seakeeping tests in head seas at high Froude numbers
Similar as in the Seakeeping and Manoeuvring Basin, for variable water depths, current and waves from arbitrary directions
PMM/Captive manoeuvring tests, initial steering tests
  • Depressurised Towing Tank:
Captive manoeuvring tests and flooding tests

Manoeuvring & Seakeeping Tools
The Ships Manoeuvring & Seakeeping department has developed numerous tools to be used for hydrodynamic research. These are listed here.

Contact
The Ships Manoeuvring and Seakeeping Department can be reached as follows:

Ships Manoeuvring and Seakeeping Department,
2, Haagsteeg
P.O. Box 28
6700 AA Wageningen
The Netherlands

Phone +31 317 49 34 20
Fax. +31 317 49 32 45
E-mail secretariatseakeeping-manoeuvring@marin.nl

Projects at the Ships Manoeuvring and Seakeeping Department are supervised by the following Project Managers:

Dr.-Ing Frans Kremer, Project Manager, Manager of the Manoeuvring and Seakeeping Department Dr.-Ing Frans Kremer, Project Manager, Manager of the Manoeuvring and Seakeeping Department
Ir. Reint Dallinga, Senior Project Manager, Specialisations: Slamming, Seakeeping performance Ir. Reint Dallinga, Senior Project Manager, Specialisations: Slamming, Seakeeping performance
Dr. ir. Frans van Walree, Senior Project Manager, Specialisations: High speed craft, Ride control Dr. ir. Frans van Walree, Senior Project Manager, Specialisations: High speed craft, Ride control
Ir. Frans Quadvlieg, Senior Project Manager, Specialisations: Inland ships and convoys, tugs Ir. Frans Quadvlieg, Senior Project Manager, Specialisations: Inland ships and convoys, tugs
Ir. Rob Grin, Project Manager, Specialisations: Voyage simulations, Operability studies Ir. Rob Grin, Project Manager, Specialisations: Voyage simulations, Operability studies
Ir. Egbert Ypma, Project Manager, Specialisation: Time domain simulations Ir. Egbert Ypma, Project Manager, Specialisation: Time domain simulations






































Dr. ir. Michiel Gunsing, Project Manager, Specialisation: Seakeeping calculations Dr. ir. Michiel Gunsing, Project Manager, Specialisation: Seakeeping calculations
Ingeborg Bron Msc., Project Manager, Specialisation: Tugs, Simulation models Manoeuvring, Manoeuvring on restricted water Ingeborg Bron Msc., Project Manager, Specialisation: Tugs, Simulation models Manoeuvring, Manoeuvring on restricted water
Dr.-Ing Christian Schmittner, Project Manager Dr.-Ing Christian Schmittner, Project Manager




















MSc. Bastien Abeil, Project Manager MSc. Bastien Abeil, Project Manager
Ir. Bas Overpelt, Project Manager Ir. Bas Overpelt, Project Manager
Ir. Nicolas Carette, Project Manager Ir. Nicolas Carette, Project Manager
Ir. Rogier Eggers, Project Manager Ir. Rogier Eggers, Project Manager
Ing. Rinnert van Basten Batenburg, Project Manager Ing. Rinnert van Basten Batenburg, Project Manager
Ir. Rink Hallmann, Project Manager, Specialisations PIV and Side-by-side operations Ir. Rink Hallmann, Project Manager, Specialisations PIV and Side-by-side operations



















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