Ocean space Shipping and ship technology
Marine Cybernetics Laboratory
The Marine Cybernetics Laboratory is a wave basin, especially suited for tests of marine control systems, due to the relatively small size and advanced instrumentation package. It is also suitable for more specialized hydrodynamic tests (for example forced motion tests), mainly due to the advanced towing carriage, which has capability for precise movement of models in 6 degrees of freedom. Flow measurements can be performed using Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) technique.
The Ocean Basin Laboratory is used for basic as well as applied research on marine structures and operations. A total environmental simulation including wind, waves and current offers a unique possibility for testing of models in realistic conditions. With a depth of 10 metres and a water surface of 50x80m the Ocean Basin Laboratory is an excellent tool for investigation or existing of future challenges within marine technology.
The main activity of the towing tanks is related to investigation of hydrodynamic performance of ships. This includes resistance, propulsion, seakeeping in head and following seas, and directional stability tests with free running models. The tanks are equipped with two carriages: One for towing up to 10 m/s for traditional calm water tests and a second carriage for seakeeping tests and other tests performed with fixed or free-running models.
Greening the Fleet
Greening the Fleet – Sustainability transitions in the maritime shipping sector.
Optimization of Marine Energy Storage Systems for Desired Lifetime, Energy Saving and Safety
The primary objective of this project is to develop a methodology for optimized selection of energy storage solutions in hybrid ship power and propulsion systems.
Planning the world’s longest floating bridge
The floating bridge spanning Bjørna Fjord is unique in a global context, and so advanced in terms of its technology that even the researchers working on the project have really been put to the test.
International standards for navigation
International standards are critical to an international business like shipping.