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.
Marine Structures Laboratory
The main activities in the laboratory for marine structures are the testing of structures, structural components and materials. Typical problems involve fatigue testing, ultimate strength and collapse testing. Experimental work is often combined with analytical or numerical analysis.
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 of existing or future challenges within marine technology.
The meso-scale laboratory at SINTEF SeaLab
This laboratory enables us to verify the results of bench-scale experiments under more realistic conditions. Our facilities, in which temperatures can be regulated, provide us with major advantages during tasks such as the preparation of field experiments, as well as giving researchers and our industrial partners new data in support of how different types of crude oil discharges to the marine environment and oil strandings should be managed.
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.