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Henk van den Boom

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Introduction

Over 40 years experience in offshore engineering and ship performance.Computermodeling model tests and measurements on board world wide

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Publications
Magazine
WINDLASS JIP – analysing the impact of wind in the port environment

Dec 7, 2020

Reading time 6 minutes

In the port environment wind is variable in space and time, whereas engineering methods often rely on uniform wind and standard spectrum to describe ...
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Measuring 3D wind fields at the speed of light!

Dec 7, 2020

Reading time 6 minutes

Wind is the driving force for wind turbines and ships under sail. At the same time, it is a dominant environmental loadfor many large vessels and ...
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WINDLASS JIP - a better grip on high windage vessels

Sep 13, 2019

Reading time 3 minutes

Container ships, cruise vessels and LNG carriers feature increasingly large windage and have to navigate into ports through waterways and locks, and ...
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Success of renowned 'Wageningen B' followed by the future-ready C & D-Series

Dec 8, 2015

Reading time 6 minutes

A three-year JIP leads to 35 new, open and ducted Controllable Pitch Propeller (CPP) designs after a test programme involving more than 750 open ...
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Sharing knowledge, experience and costs through joint R&D

Apr 30, 2015

Reading time 6 minutes

The offshore industry works closely together to resolve common challenges. Here is an update on new and running Joint Industry Projects. ...
Paper
Full Scale Measurements of Passing Ship Effects

May 1, 2014

Within the ROPES (Research on Passing Effects of Ships) joint-industry project (JIP), an extensive full scale measurement campaign has been ...
Magazine
IMO approved method for EEDI

Apr 25, 2014

Reading time 3 minutes

The new STAIMO software for Speed/Power Trial analysis and reporting on board was released in January for use by the worldwide maritime industry ...
Magazine
Joint R&D in JIPs

Apr 14, 2013

Reading time 6 minutes

The offshore industry works closely together to share knowledge, experience and costs. Here an update on the latest Joint Industry Projects. ...
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IMSV Serkeborg instrumented for ice trials

Jan 21, 2013

Reading time 3 minutes

IMSV 'SERKEBORG' instrumented for ice trials. In October 2012 Dutch shipyard Koninklijke (Royal) Niestern Sander in Delfzijl delivered ...
Paper
New Guidelines for Speed Power Trials, Level playing field established for IMO EEDI

Jan 1, 2013

The speed/power characteristics of ships have always been at the core of ship design. To prove contractually agreed values, speed trials are ...
Magazine
New Wageningen CD propeller series

Aug 31, 2012

Reading time 6 minutes

The open water characteristics for a large systematic series of Controllable Pitch Propellers (CPP) were recently measured at MARIN, including ...
Magazine
FPSO Forum returns home

Apr 20, 2012

Reading time 6 minutes

MARIN has been supporting the FPSO Forum right from the very start and has been referred to as 'the soul of the Forum'. Since it began 15 years ago, ...
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Reliable speed assessment more relevant than ever

Dec 16, 2011

Reading time 3 minutes

The speed-power characteristics of ships have been at the core of ship design. But Report outlines how they are becoming even more important.
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Extensive bollard pull & escort trials

Aug 2, 2011

Reading time 3 minutes

MARIN carries out an extensive array of tests for bollard pull & escort trials and it has recently boosted its offering with new dedicated ...
Magazine
Working Networks

Dec 14, 2010

Reading time 6 minutes

Report examines the crucial role played by both professional and social networks in the maritime industry.
Magazine
The Magnificent Seven

Dec 14, 2010

Reading time 6 minutes

New ideas for Joint Industry Projects (JIPs) are born almost every day at MARIN. Here, we highlight seven new JIPs that are starting up.
Magazine
Pulling together in ROPES JIP

Aug 26, 2010

Reading time 3 minutes

With the increase of ship size and the planning of new terminals along waterways and port entrances, the effects of passing ships on the motions and ...
Magazine
OWME project makes technological breakthrough

Apr 24, 2009

Reading time 3 minutes

Ship motions are often critical for offshore operation. Rather than 'waiting on weather', a new system is now available that predicts quiescent ...
Paper
Speed-Power Performance of Ships during Trials and in Service

Oct 1, 2008

Where in the past the operational cost of a ship was dominated by crew costs, this is now taken over by the bunker costs due to the ever increasing ...
Magazine
Vessel Operator Forum meets in Norway and France and welcomes fresh initiatives

Aug 22, 2008

Reading time 3 minutes

Feedback from the actual service of ships is the key to successful concept and design development. In addition, dedicated R&D can benefit the vessel ...
Magazine
Norway FPSO Forum to focus on harsh environments

Apr 1, 2008

Reading time 6 minutes

As FPSO designers, developers and researchers prepare to meet in Trondheim for the 21st FPSO Research Forum and JIP Week, Report provides a preview ...
Magazine
New OWME system assists motion critical operations offshore

Apr 1, 2008

Reading time 6 minutes

Many offshore operations are dependent on wave-induced vessel motions. The On Board Wave and Motion Estimator (OWME) predicts floater motions some ...
Paper
Full Scale Monitoring Marco Polo Tension Leg Platform

Jun 10, 2007

Installed 160 miles South of New Orleans in 1300 m of water, the Marco Polo Tension Leg Platform is subjected to an extensive monitoring campaign to ...
Magazine
On board wave and motion estimator project supports motion-critical operations offshore

Apr 1, 2007

Reading time 6 minutes

An innovative system is being developed to predict quiescent periods in floater motions some two minutes in advance. Supporting offshore operations ...
Magazine
FSPO industry set to flock to Houston for 19th Research Forum and JIP Week

Apr 1, 2007

Reading time 6 minutes

FPSO researchers and developers from around the world will meet in Houston during the 19th FPSO Research Forum and JIP week, April 23 to 27. This ...
Magazine
An ocean of knowledge

Feb 1, 2007

Reading time 9 minutes

Full-scale investigations have become essential in research and development and increasingly support operations in shipping and the offshore ...
Magazine
New SPA project cuts fuel bills!

Aug 1, 2006

Reading time 2 minutes

After completing the Sea Trial Analysis Joint Industry Project, MARIN is now starting a JIP to reduce fuel costs - the Service Performance Analysis ...
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New JIP brings sea trials up to speed

Sep 1, 2005

Reading time 3 minutes

As leading shipowners and shipyards co-operate in the 'Sea Trial Analysis' Joint Industry Project, Report takes a closer look at the new initiative.
Magazine
Sharing & Caring in FPSO R&D

Apr 1, 2005

Reading time 6 minutes

Formed eight years ago, the FPSO Research Forum and FPSO JIP Week are now established as 'The Market Place' for many working in floating production, ...
Magazine
Sharing Floating Production expertise benefits the whole industry

Mar 1, 2004

Reading time 6 minutes

For the last six years oil companies, operators, contractors, yards, research institutes and safety authorities, have been sharing their experiences ...
Magazine
Marco Polo arrives home

Mar 1, 2004

Reading time 6 minutes

Installed 150 miles south of New Orleans in 4,300 ft (1,290 m) of water - the largest depth ever - the Marco Polo Tension Leg Platform (TLP) is ...
Magazine
Vessel owners join forces to set standards for sea trials

Sep 1, 2003

Reading time 2 minutes

Often the analysis of shipbuilders' speed trials requires application of several corrections to allow for any deviations between conditions during ...
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MARIN answers clients' needs at sea

Apr 1, 2003

Reading time 6 minutes

Report explains how MARIN can help closing the gap between computation, model testing and reality for deepwater developments.
Magazine
MARIN aims to play an important role in the offshore industry

Apr 1, 2002

Reading time 6 minutes

2001 saw MARIN getting increasingly involved in the offshore industry. Bas Bucher, Henk van den Boom and Jos van Doorn explain the increasing role ...
Magazine
Initiatives flow from Lisbon FPSO JIP Week

Apr 1, 2002

Reading time 6 minutes

As usual the FPSO JIP week proved invaluable as a forum whereby leading industry members in the field of floating production can get together, ...
Magazine
Tanker escort turnaround by Rotortug

Dec 1, 2001

Reading time 2 minutes

Rotterdam-based KOOREN SHIPBUILDING AND TRADING, the company responsible for developing the Rotortug concept, is now developing in close corporation ...
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Speed trials on cruise liner OLYMPIC VOYAGER

Aug 1, 2001

Reading time 3 minutes

Royal Olympic Cruises accelerated into the fast lane recently when its latest high speed liner Olympic Voyager received a top award for the most ...
Magazine
Decent proposals at 7th FPSO JIP Week

Aug 1, 2001

Reading time 5 minutes

The latest FPSO JIP Week, held in Wageningen, home of MARIN, again provided an excellent platform for exchanging expert industry knowledge and for ...
Magazine
JIPs 'Offloading Operability' and 'FPSO Roll'

Apr 1, 2001

Reading time 3 minutes

Stimulated by its industry contacts, MARIN has started two new JIP initiatives: 'Offloading Operability' (offloading from FPSOs) and 'FPSO Roll' ...
Magazine
PODs in Service JIP features 'unique' grouping of interests

Sep 1, 2000

Reading time 3 minutes

New azimuthing electric drives have proven to be highly efficient, with vessel lay-out and reduction of noise and vibration; now a new Joint ...
Paper
FPSO INTEGRITY - JIP on FPSO Fatigue Loads

May 1, 2000

The hull forms used for FPSOs and trading tankers look very similar. So similar in fact that it may appear that one could use the same design and ...
Magazine
Whale tail hits the road

Dec 1, 1998

Reading time 3 minutes

The rudiments of cycloidal propulsion - a paddle-wheel, for example - were being seriously investigated at least as far back as the 1920s. But ...
Magazine
Sea-river shipping

Dec 1, 1998

Reading time 6 minutes

A new concept for a 330 TEU (Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units) hatchless container vessel capable of travelling on both open seas and rivers has been ...
Paper
Monitoring Offshore Lift Dynamics

May 1, 1992

This paper illustrates the significance of lift dynamic aspects observed during two major offshore heavy lift operations performed in 1991. ...
Paper
Computer Analysis of Heavy Lift Operations

May 1, 1988

Construction, installation and retrieval of offshore platforms are carried out in exposed areas and at still growing scales. Not only entire ...
Paper
Dynamic Aspects of Offshore Riser and Mooring Concepts

May 1, 1987

Recent research indicates that dynamic amplification of tension in lines and risers can be of the same order of magnitude as the so-called ...
Paper
Dynamic Behaviour of Mooring Lines

Jan 1, 1985

In designing offshore mooring systems the dynamic behaviour of mooring chains, wires and multi-component lines is of increasing importance. Various ...
Paper
Hydrodynamic Analysis of Dynamically Positioned Vessels

Oct 1, 1983

Present-day offshore operations involve many types of floating structures such as drilling units and support vessels, which have to be kept on ...

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