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A remote controlled HSVA ship model executing a complete turning circle in outdoor tests.

HSVA performed manoeuvring model tests outdoor with a freely moving ship model in December 2018! In this exceptional case it was important to be able to see the whole manoeuvres being executed. The HSVA standard manoeuvring method using the Computerized Planar Motion Carriage (CPMC) yields accurate results in a very reliable manner, but does not enable to actually see the complete manoeuvre being executed by the models in the towing tank having a limited width, particularly when large diameter turning circles need to be executed.

The HSVA used this unique opportunity … (read more)