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November 2021

HSVA studies prove Medstraum’s unique efficiency

„Together with project partner National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), HSVA has analyzed 1.000 different hull forms utilizing a considerable amount of computer resources. Parameters such as ship’s dimension, hull form, resistance, radiated waves, required powering, and any more, were thoroughly investigated to ensure Medstraum became as efficient as possible”.
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November 2021

HSVA presents: Webinar "HSVA Model Ice"

Join us on a journey through our arctic technologies, learn about our latest improvements on model ice and why ice model testing is still irreplaceable.
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October 2021

HSVA presents: Webinar: “Rapid manufacturing – faster, cheaper, greener”

HSVA presents: Webinar: “Rapid manufacturing – faster, cheaper, greener”

News from behind the scenes: Join us on a journey through our rapid manufacturing technologies. What works for us, what doesn’t and what our demands on quality are.

You can register via the following link: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5881119890008547340

We are looking forward to your participation!
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August 2021

HSVA is supporting a DFG study on nonlinear wave-ice interaction with another test series in the large ice model basin

„[…] It has been shown theoretically that nonlinear effects can be triggered and intensified by solid ice as decreasing wave lengths under such ice condition result in the steepening of the waves.

In order to shed more light onto these occurrences, a research project funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG, project 407532845) has started to show numerically and experimentally that nonlinear wave-ice interaction can take place under solid ice, explaining ice-breakup processes far away from the ice edge. The small-scale experiments are conducted at the large ice basin of the Hamburg Ship Model Test Basin (HSVA), where wave properties are measured before entering the ice sheet and during their progression through the ice sheet. […]“

(Franz von Bock und Polach, Marco Klein und Moritz Hartmann (2021), “Wave-ice interaction and ice break-up far away from the ice edge“, ifM Blog, https://www.ifm.uni-hamburg.de/en/blog/wave-ice.html)

For more information on the project, see the blog entry by our colleagues at UHH:

https://www.ifm.uni-hamburg.de/en/blog/wave-ice.html
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