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New Test Basin

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The Maritime Research Institute Netherlands (MARIN) in Wageningen started using the new Seakeeping and Manoeuvring Basin. In this basin tests are performed using scale models with regard to the performance, safety and usability of vessels in high seas and to the manoeuvring performance. With its advanced system to simulate waves and the possibility of combined manoeuvring and seakeeping tests, this hydrodynamic test facility is unique in the world.

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The Seakeeping and Manoeuvring Basin measures 170 m in length, 40 m in width and 5 m in depth. The dimensions facilitate arbitrary still water and seakeeping maneuvers with scale models of ships under all weather conditions and at speeds up to 60 knots (more than 100 km/hour). Two adjacent sides of the basin are equipped with 331 segmented wave generators to simulate very precisely all types of waves of any height and direction. A carriage spanning the entire basin width, equipped with a traversing sub-carriage, is used to follow free-running models. During captive tests. the model can be held fast in order to determine the hydrodynamic forces on the model. In addition the system has a rotating arm capability.

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