The Hamburg Ship Model Basin

Setting the Standard in Ship Optimisation


Video 100 years

HSVA – Setting standards in ship optimisation
for more than 100 years

For a century, the private and independent Hamburg Ship Model Basin HSVA has been at the forefront of hydrodynamic research. HSVA has influenced and led developments of testing technology, methods, standardisation and numerical procedures to solve complex problems.

Today, HSVA is also a service and consulting company for industrial customers worldwide. Highly skilled staff is trained to interact with customers to optimise products and procedures quickly with high precision. HSVA skills are acknowledged in other areas as well such as the aircraft industry. Its leading role in national and international research programs makes HSVA a most competent partner in science and services around the field of hydrodynamics and related areas.

Cooperation agreement signed between MARIC and HSVA

Cooperation

On the 5th of September 2016, a trio of professors from China visited HSVA, signing a cooperation agreement between MARIC and HSVA.

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Kick-Off for AERONAUT

In October 2016 the national research project AERONAUT started at HSVA. The 3 year project will develop aerodynamic appliances and optimise the air flow around the superstructure of ships. The aim of AERONAUT is a significant reduction of the wind resistance of ships in order to reduce the fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.

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Fully Automated Measuring in HSVA’s Old Medium Tunnel

HSVA’s medium cavitation tunnel – dating back to the 1960s – has recently been combined with an automated tunnel control system, enabling the facility to run huge measuring campaigns fully unmanned.

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HOLISHIP receives Blessing from EU – Commission


The face of ship design is changing. The vastly increasing complexity of European built ships and maritime structures as well as the growing number of rules and regulations call for novel concepts of product design and testing. To address this challenge a team of 40 European maritime industry and research partners  has submitted the HOLISHIP (HOLIstic optimisation of SHIP design and operation for life cycle) proposal in response to the 2015 Call of the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Transport Research Programme.
Now the consortium has been awarded an 11.4 M€ grant to develop the next generation ship design system for the European maritime industry. HOLISHIP sets out to address urgent problems of today’s ship design and operation, focusing on future requirements by developing a holistic approach to ship design capable of meeting tomorrow’s challenges.

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