General information
MARIN has since long been involved in the developments of the prediction of the manoeuvring capability of ships. With its leading expertise in the field of manoeuvring hydrodynamics it assists 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.

Services & Activities
Along the way, our project managers have acquired experience across the complete range of subjects: manoeuvring performance including advice regarding hull form optimisation, appendage design, crabbing and harbour manoeuvring, steering ability, trackkeeping, towing stability. To aid ship designers, owners and shipyards, assessment and verification of compliance with IMO Rules or other manoeuvring standards is conducted using either free-sailing ship models or simulation software. More complex projects comprise e.g. captive manoeuvring tests to derive mathematical manoeuvring models for fast-time simulations or studies on our full-mission bridge simulator.

Our project managers are involved in industrial projects and basic research and keep abreast of the latest developments. The Ships Manoeuvring Department of MARIN has a broad view on all types of different ship structures, in particular with hopper dredgers, navy vessels including submarines, passenger vessels, tugs and yachts.

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

The Ships Manoeuvring department uses the following in-house tools for hydrodynamic research.

Phone +31 317 49 34 72

The Manoeuvring Knowledge Team is headed by:

ir. Frans Quadvlieg<br>Manoeuvring Knowledge Coordinator ir. Frans Quadvlieg
Manoeuvring Knowledge Coordinator
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