Ship Model Testing

Services_modeltesting_image2Vard Marine has extensive experience in planning, supervising and providing post-test analysis of model testing programs. Vard Marine has worked with most major model test facilities around the world and can assist clients in selecting the most appropriate facility and model test program for any ship or offshore design project.

Vard Marine has experience with a wide range of model tests including: resistance, self-propulsion, seakeeping, manoeuvring, propeller cavitation, hydro-elastic structural loads and ice testing.

 

Recent model test programs include:Services_modeltesting_image1

  • Resistance, self-propulsion and seakeeping tests of the New Zealand OPVs Otago and Wellington at FORCE Technology.
  • Resistance, self-propulsion and manoeuvring in ice for the Great Lakes Icebreaker (GLIB) Mackinaw at the Aker Arctic Research Center (AARC).
  • Resistance, self-propulsion, propeller cavitation, manoeuvring, stationkeeping and seakeeping tests for the Great Lakes Icebreaker (GLIB) Mackinaw at SSPA.
  • Resistance, self-propulsion and seakeeping tests of the UK Hydrographic and Oceanographic Survey Vessels Echo and Enterprise at FORCE Technology.
  • Resistance, self-propulsion and seakeeping tests of the SEACOR Flex Class Anchor Handling Towing Supply Vessels John Coghill at FORCE Technology.
  • Resistance and seakeeping tests for a Compact Semi-submersible Offshore Support Vessel at Oceanic Consulting/National Research Council Canada including sea load measurements.
  • Resistance, self-propulsion and ice tests of the Canadian Arctic Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS) at Oceanic Consulting/National Research Council Canada.
  • Resistance, self-propulsion, manoeuvring tests and ice tests of a 94 m Ferry at Aker Arctic Research Center (AARC) and Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT).
  • Resistance, self-propulsion and ice tests of the Canadian Polar Icebreaker at National Research Council Canada and Aker Arctic Research Center (AARC).
  • Resistance, self-propulsion, manoeuvring and seakeeping tests of the USCG Offshore Patrol Cutter at Maritime Research Institute Netherlands (MARIN).