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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,

For more information on the project, see the blog entry by our colleagues at UHH:
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July 2021

Management of Damen visits HSVA

Damen Shelde Naval Shipbuilding has chosen HSVA as partner for the hydrodynamic design and performance assessment of the new frigate class F126 for the German Navy. On this occassion, Managing Director of Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding Mr. Hein van Ameijden and Magiel Venema, Commercial Director Naval Projects Germany, visited HSVA. Together with our Managing Director Prof. Dr. Janou Hennig and our Director Dr. Florian Kluwe the dutch delegation got an insight to HSVA’s facilities and capabilities. While witnessing ongoing model tests (photo) future opportunities for collaboration between Damen and HSVA were discussed.
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July 2021

Become part of the maritime community!

You are passionate about ships and you want to be part of advancing them? Then, you should have a look at the video of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) School Lab at Hamburg University of Technology. Explore what makes this area so exciting and special:
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June 2021

HSVA has become an active member of the Hamburg Environmental Partnership 2021

HSVA is committed to making shipping more sustainable and environmentally friendly. Thus, we also campaign for responsible behavior towards the environment on land.

We are proud to announce that we are now active environmental partners of our Hanseatic city. As an active member of the Hamburg Environmental Partnership 2021, we voluntarily support more towards environmental and climate protection beyond the legal requirements.

Our voluntary contributions are reflected in the energy-efficient construction of part of our buildings, purchase of sustainable production material of our models and support of enviromentally friendly mobility.
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