The Hamburg Ship Model Basin

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Design and Optimisation

The hydrodynamic performance of a ship determines the total energy efficiency of the vessel to a large extent. Optimising the hullform is thus critical to minimise resistance as is the optimisation of the propeller and energy saving devices [ESD] to attain maximum propulsive efficiency. Both elements lead to lesser power requirements, reduced costs and a better environmental compliance of both, newbuildings as well as retrofits.

HSVA offers a wide range of services related to Hullform and Propulsor design and optimisation which are traditionally the key services provided by model basins. Based on a unique interplay of both, numerical and experimental analysis, this approach typically yields significant improvements which put HSVA optimised ships among the best in the World.

Detailed information on the optimisation services provided can be found under the links below: