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Five decades of innovation and a great future

AuthorsJaap van Heerd
Conference/JournalMARIN Report 90
Date1 feb. 2007
Reading time6 minutes

MARIN started the first investigations into passenger vessels around 1950. During the last decades the size of the vessels, the available power and the requested service speeds have increased dramatically. This requires innovative hull form designs and extensive numerical and experimental research. Report takes a look at some of the highlights of the last 50 years.


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stability, seakeeping and ocean engineeringsustainable propulsioncfd developmentcfd/simulation/desk studiesmeasurements and controldata sciencetime-domain simulationsresistance and propulsionmarine systemslife at seapoweringdefencepassengers and yachtingmodel testingcomforthull form optimisationpropeller designpropulsionspeed/power performancesimulationscruise and ferry