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.

29 June 2015

Project Manager Gesa Ziemer awarded at OMAE 2015

GesaZiemerHSVA engineer Gesa Ziemer (Arctic Technology Department) received the Subrata Chakrabarti Young Professional Award for her outstanding presentation and paper on “Ice model tests with a compliant cylindrical structure to investigate ice-induced vibrations”, presented at OMAE 2014 in San Francisco, USA. For this paper she was also awarded for the OMAE 2014 Best Paper of the Polar & Arctic Science & Technology Symposium.

The OMAE conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering is hosted by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and takes place every year, gathering about 1000 engineers and researchers for presentations in several symposia related to marine engineering. The Subrata Chakrabarti Young Professional Award, named in commemoration of Dr. Chakrabarti for his distinguished contribution to OMAE conferences, is an all-conference award given to a young professional. The award recognizes both the originality and technical merit of the paper and the delivery of the presentation. As part of the award, Gesa Ziemer was invited to OMAE 2015 in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada, to present another paper and to receive her award plaques.