Visit our stand #4139 during the Offshore Technoly Conference in Houston in May.
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 models to be tested in the hydrodynamic laboratories at SINTEF Ocean are manufactured in our engineering workshop. In production of both hull- and propeller models, high accuracy and use of skilled experienced people are of the utmost importance.
The new Circulating Water Tunnel (CWT) is a test facility dedicated to optical measurement techniques and flow visualization. The tank's measurement section is completely transparent and can be operated either with a free surface or the lid closed.
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 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.
The first and only international and scientific conference dedicated to autonomous ship technology and applications was held in Busan, Korea, in November 2018. In 2019 it will be held in Trondheim, Norway.