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Newswave 2021 issue 2 (PDF file, size 3.8 MB) - chinese_edition
IMO's GHG-Strategy: EEXI and CII Ahead; EcoLibrium Project: Enabling a Holistic Assessment of Wind-Assisted Propulsion; TrAM Project: the World-First Zero-Emission Fast Ferry; Multiple Tests with an Icebreaking Research Vessel;Rapid Manufacturing;In Memory: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gerhard Jensen; Member of Staff



Newswave 2021 issue 2 (PDF file, size 3.8 MB) - english_edition
IMO's GHG-Strategy: EEXI and CII Ahead; EcoLibrium Project: Enabling a Holistic Assessment of Wind-Assisted Propulsion; TrAM Project: the World-First Zero-Emission Fast Ferry; Multiple Tests with an Icebreaking Research Vessel;Rapid Manufacturing;In Memory: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gerhard Jensen; Member of Staff


Newswave 2021 issue 1 (PDF file, size 3.2 MB)
HSVA as part of MOSAiC - the biggest arctic expedition of all times!;Turning the Flow- Wind deflection devices for improved aerodynamic resistance;Numerical and experimental optimisation study of a battery-driven fast catamaran;Delivering HOLISHIP;SAMSON - Tailor made Flow Control unlocks New Solutions in Ship Design;A new propulsion concept for large container vessels;Improved Design of Unconventional Propellers Research Project DEffProForm Awarded Approval;Improved prediction of ducted propeller propulsion performance;CFD: Propulsion Simulation - On the path to daily industrial use;Load-variation propulsion tests - use of linear drive technology for active damping of force oscillations;Multi-purpose, multi challenges – multiple solutions
HSVA’s design support for superior multi-purpose vessels;Connecting people – Saving resources! Model Test Attendance in Times of COVID-19;Additive Manufacturing at HSVA;HSVA Completes ISO 9001 Certification;members of staff


Newswave 2019 issue 2 (PDF file, size 2.8 MB)
FATICE Development of alternative model ice for ice crushing scenarios; Investigating Full Scale Correlation @ Sea; MOVE – Modeltests and Development of Numerical Methods for the Research Project ”HYKOPS“; Considerations on Vertical Stems; Lifting Spirits by Testing a Depressor; HSVA proudly congratulates Daniela Myland for PhD; Member of staff Christian Schroeder


Newswave 2019 issue 1 (PDF file, size 1.7 MB)
HERMes Brings You Rolling News; 5th Seminar for Shipowners; Evaluating Full Scale Performance; Some unique questions,when optimising battery-driven high-speed marine vehicles; Flow Generator Development for Cussons' Large Cavitation Tunnel K44; Investigations on the Level Ice Resistance of Ships with Non Typical Icebreaking Bow Shapes; ROLF learns Paddling and Sloshing; members of staff


Newswave 2018 issue 1 (PDF file, size 2.1 MB)
HSVA Assistance for Ice Performance Trials; Enhanced Experimental Technique for the Effective Determination of Ship Roll Damping; Not only for hub caps - the enhanced procedure for propulsion tests in HYKAT; HOLISHIP News; Seven in One Sweep – Constantly Accelerated Resistance Test (CART); Increasing Efficiency – Conversion of RoPax Ferry “Peter Pan”; FLIPPER in the water tunnel; The Horizon 2020 AIRCOAT project: A Biomimetic Hull Coating to revolutionise the ship coating sector?; The TrAM H2020 project (2018-2022) TrAM: Transport: Advanced and Modular; Double‐ended Ferries: Special Design Challenges and Solutions; Member of staff Daniela Myland

Newswave 2017 issue 2 (PDF file, size 3.2 MB)
Precision in Model Manufacture; "Attenborough" in the virtual wind tunnel; HSVA successfully provides interdisciplinary services for the Expedition Cruise Vessel Market; Good Cooperation between MARIC and HSVA; Enhancing Our Capability with the Help of HSVA; HSVA supports customers to reliably reach a safe harbour; Propeller-Ice Interaction as a Design Aspect of Cargo Ships; Full Speed Ahead with HOLISHIP; On the Challenge to Interpret and Scale Propulsion Tests; Member of staff Jan Lassen

Newswave 2017 issue 1 (PDF file, size 2.2 MB)
Discrete Element Simulation of Ships and Structures Breaking through Ice Ridges; HSVA ‐ Setting the Standard for Ship Design Optimisation; INRETRO: Propulsion and Open Water in "Detail"; How Much Can a Hub Cap Save? ; Wind Tunnel Tests for German Multi-Purpose Vessel "Neuwerk"; AERONAUT Project Launched; Manoeuvring and Dynamic Positioning FAQ; Aaaand action! – Introducing the New Video System at HSVA’s Large Towing Tank; New Head of Arctic Technology Department; EMship: A Smart International Master Course as a Win‐Win for HSVA and Students


Newswave 2016 issue 1 (PDF file, size 2.1 MB)
Reducing Friction; "Dolphin Compliant" Coatings for Drag Reduction; On Integrated Propulsor Design and Surface Friction Reduction; Conceptual Design and Testing of an Ice Force Measurement System; HSVA Investigation Helps to Improve Workboat Safety in the Federal Agency for Technical Relief; Renewable Energy from Tidal Currents – the Research Project "TidalPower"; Numerical Paint Flow Test; Alternative Assessment of the Weather Criterion; HSVA’s Computational Fluid Dynamics Team

Newswave 2015 issue 2 (PDF file, size 1.6 MB)
Accurate CFD prediction of added resistance in waves ; HSVA PSS design proves 6-7% power gain in dedicated sea trials; INRETRO, a European project addressing slow steaming prospects; Success story: HSVA’s long term partnership with HB Hunte Engineering; MoVeR – Development of a modular method for the investigation of the seakeeping behaviour of ships in arbitrary natural sea sates with wave packets; HSVA‘s restored Arctic Environmental Test Basin (...)
Newswave 2015-1 Newswave 2015 issue 1 (PDF file, size 1.6 MB)
Jürgen Friesch and his Achievements; Dr. Janou Hennig Started as New Managing Director of HSVA; New Wave Generator for HSVA’s Large Ice Model Basin; Drag Reduction Inspired by Dolphins; Tip Vortex Cavitation – an Invisible Source of Noise?; Managing Cargo LiquefAction; Senator Horch Visits HSVA; Member of Staff; Health and Safety at the HSVA (...)
Newswave 2014_1 Newswave 2014 issue 1 (PDF file, size 2.1 MB)
Ice Routing Optimisation IRO-2 Validation Trial; Viscous Flow Supported Skeg Optimisation for an Articulated Tug-Barge Unit; Towards Ships with Low Wave Drag; Measurements of Wave Added Resistance in Oblique Seas; Reliable Prediction of Ship Motions in Seaways for Complex Hullforms; TARGETS achieved (...)
Newswave 2013_2 Newswave 2013 issue 2 (PDF file, size 3.0 MB)
100 years HSVA: Thank You for Celebrating with Us; Asymetric Rudder Bulb Design for Energy Saving; On Nice Views Through Small Holes; Not Just a Cosmetic Nose Job – ES-Bow of CSBC Corporation, Taiwan; CFD Recaps 80 Year Old Model Tests for Transatlantic Liners; New Control&Propulsion System (SAS) for Seakeeping Tests (...)
Newswave 2013_1 Newswave 2013 issue 1 (PDF file, size 2.9 MB)
HSVA 100 – A Hundred Years of Research and Development for Maritime Industries; Launch of a New Energy Saving Device; New Strip Method for Propeller; Performance Scaling; 3D-Printing at HSVA; Speed Trials at Design Draft: On the Effect of Water Sloshing in Cargo Holds on Contract Speed (...)
Newswave 2012_2 Newswave 2012 issue 2 (PDF file, size 2.4 MB)
Current R&D Project BRICE (Breaking the Ice) – Dynamical Investigations of Offshore Wind Turbines Influenced by Sea Ice; First DP Model Test ever done in Level Ice; Added Resistance, Powering in Seaways and EEDI; Full Scale Air Cavity System (ACS); Reduces Frictional Resistance in HYKAT (...)
Newswave 2012_1 Newswave 2012 issue 1 (PDF file, size 1.5 MB)
Development of a New Efficient Method for Long Term Measurements of Ship Motions and Deformations Based on the Global Navigation Satellite System; Optimizing Ships in Service for Slow Speed Steaming; RENOLIT Adhensive Film Reduces Frictional Resistance Significantly; Give Your Propeller More GRIP (...)
Newswave 2011_2 Newswave 2011 issue 2 (PDF file, size 2.7 MB)
Setting Energy Effiency TARGETS for Ships; “Multiple-Point” Hull Form Optimisation for Containerships; Analysis of Breaking through Sea Ice Ridges to develop a Prediction Method; High Speed Cavitation Tunnel Modernized; Recent Developments of Model Testing and Computations in the Seakeeping Department (...)
Newswave 2011_1 Newswave 2011 issue 1 (PDF file, size 2.2 MB)
Adjoint Geometry Optimisation of Ships with Active Propulsion; Optimisation and Integration of Twin Screw Shaft Supports; HSVA’s Ice Tank: First DP Model Tests in Ice Successfully Performed for Stena Rederi AB; HSVA’s New Side Wave Generator: Demonstrator now Operating (...)
Newswave 2010_2 Newswave 2010 issue 2 (PDF file, size 1.2 MB)
HSVA’s New Side Wave Generator; How to Swim with Sharks–the Project Hai-Tech; Development of Empiric Prediction Methods for Ice Going Ships; HYDROFERT – Investigating the Influence of Surface Imperfections; Upcoming R&D Project DYPIC (Dynamic Positioning in Ice Covered Waters) (...)
Newswave 2010_1 Newswave 2010 issue 1 (PDF file, size 1.9 MB)
A new and efficient Numerical Method for the Identification of Parametric Rolling; Iceberg towing–Icetank test; FreSCo+ expands the limits of free surface predictions; Optimisation of a Harbour Ferry; Operating CP Propellers in “Off-Design” Conditions (...)
Newswave 2009_2 Newswave 2009 issue 2 (PDF file, size 1.8 MB)
Topics: "Optimising Container Ship Hull Forms for Real-Life Operation Profiles; The Successful Validation of CSBC’s ES-10 Project; Cavitation Test Reports now Include Pressure Pulse Levels also for the Non-Cavitating Propeller" (...)
Newswave 2009_1 Newswave 2009 issue 1 (PDF file, size 3.8 MB)
Topics: "Slow Manoeuvring and Dynamic Positioning; EMSA lets HSVA test the new SOLAS 2009 Stability Rules; Fullscale Submarine Component Testing in HSVA’s Large and Fast Towing Tank" (...)
Newswave 2008_2 Newswave 2008 issue 2 (PDF file, size 2.2 MB)
Topics: "'50 Years of Model Testing in Ice at HSVA; Model Testing of Propulsion Improving Devices (PID) at HSVA; Cavitation Research on a Very Large Semi Spade Rudder; VIRTUE goes public at SMM" (...)
Newswave 2008_1 Newswave 2008 issue 1 (PDF file, size 2.3 MB)
Topics: "'Numerical propulsion test with rotating propeller; the largest model ever tested in HYKAT; extending HSVA´s hull form design capabilities; Manoeuvring Prediction; Exploring the ULSTEIN X-BOW® concept; Drilling in ice" (...)
Newswave 2007_2 Newswave 2007 issue 2 (PDF file, size 2.9 MB)
Topics: "'Design of Twin-Screw Appendages, Sea Loads, Ice Model Tests with an Arctic Tandem Offloading Terminal (ATOT), Post-Swirl Stator Reveals Efficiency Gain in HYKAT- Growing with Increasing Reynolds Number, VIRTUE News" (...)
Newswave 2007_1 Newswave 2007 issue 1 (PDF file, size 2.5 MB)
Topics: "'Three blades for reduced fuel consumption", "New high Reynolds number test stand
reveals potential for silicone coatings", "Investigation of an innovative ship design
with wind assisted propulsion system" (...)
Newswave 2006_2 Newswave 2006 issue 2 (PDF file, size 1.5 MB)
Topics: "'Quick Check' of individual main dimensions of customer project vessel", "News from the VIRTUE labs", "Minimise operating costs by trim variation tests", "Reasearch project 'SinSee' finished successfully" (...)
Newswave 2006_1 Newswave 2006 issue 1 (PDF file, size 1.7 MB)
Topics: "Special measures for improving propulsion efficiency", "Modelling evacuation and capsizing in seaway – for better safety of damaged passenger ships", "Advancements in viscous flow computations for ships", (...)
Newswave 2005_2 Newswave 2005 issue 2 (PDF file, size 872 KB)
Topics: "HSVA bids farewell to Dr. Gerhard Jensen", "Megayachts at HSVA", "Seakeeping studies for exceptional passenger comfort", "Free surface computations in yacht design", (...)
Newswave 2005_1 Newswave 2005 issue 1 (PDF file, size 660 KB)
Topics: "VIRTUE – European Research leads the way to the Numerical Towing Tank", "R&D Project ANCON completed", "New Equipment allows 6D bearing force measuerement during tests in HYKAT", "SAEFICE – An EU-sponsored Project to improve Safety and Economy of Artic Shipping", (...)
Newswave 2004_2 Newswave 2004 issue 2 (PDF file, size 784 KB)
Topics: "Rudder cavitation – an increasing problem with fast and highly powered ships", "STRICE project successfully completed", "Hull form optimisation for the 'Berkane`conversion", "The components of the FlowGrid architecture", "Comperative rudder force measurements...", (...)
Newswave 2004_1 Newswave 2004 issue 1 (PDF file, size 573 KB)
Topics: "Reorganisation for better service", "HSVA displays CFD-VIRTUEs", "10 years CSBC and HSVA", "Model tests in an ice channel with an Aframax tanker", "EROCAV – A three year EU project successfully completed", "HSVA on the Marintec Chiina 2003 in Shanghai", (...)
Newswave 2003_2 Newswave 2003 issue 2 (PDF file, size 769 KB)
Topics: "90 years of ship research histoy – In 2003, the Hamburg Ship Model Basin is looking back at a 90 years history", "Model tests for a 57,300 DWT super-handymax bulk carrier", "Ship owners – an increasing share of our customers", "A complete nummerical model for podded propulsion", (...)
Newswave 2003_1 Newswave 2003 issue 1 (PDF file, size 1 MB)
Topics: "Erosion problems on fast ships", "HSVA and SUSAN cooperating", "Further developments in Pod propulsion", "Investigation of a Sumitomo integrated Lammeren duct", "SDC subsidiary of HSVA", "Extended test capabilities in the ice tank", "Model tests in ice for a tanker loading unit", (...)
Newswave 2002_2 Newswave 2002 issue 2 (PDF file, size 516 KB)
Topics: "Optimisation of a 5.618 TEU container vessel for Chinese yard Hudong-Zhonghua", "Research on reduction of skin friction drag by tornado-like-technology (TLT), "EC project Optipod", "First full scale application of the KAPPEL propeller", "Automatic hullform optimisation using CFD criteria", (...)
Newswave 2002_1 Newswave 2002 issue 1 (PDF file, size 571 KB)
Topics: "Investigation of bubble veil generation for reduction of propeller induced vibrations", "National R&D project 'Reynolds number Effects on Pod drives' is completed", "Sketch of an Artic deep drilling research vessel "Aurora Borealis", "Ice formation processes in a twin wave tank...", (...)
Newswave 2001_1 Newswave 2001 issue (PDF file, size 644 KB)
Topics: "Trailing vortex of an Airbus", "Model tests for the validation of extreme roll motion predictions", "Drilling exploration in the North Caspian Sea", "Development of very large container ships is continuing", "HSVA backs first German America´s Cup challenge", (...)