Facilities and tools
A ship manoeuvring simulator is a physical ship’s bridge with a projected virtual environment. It is designed to teach or to test manoeuvres on waterways or ports with every possible ship type and under various conditions (such as weather or tide).
Flanders Hydraulics Research has three simulators:
For several years now, the Hydrological Information Center (HIC) has a sedimentological laboratory at his disposal. The interest in sediment particles has increased over the years due to the importance of the planning of dredging works, the insurance of harbor access, the discharge behavior of rivers, the flood risk, etc.
We use a variety of commercial software, open source solutions and proprietary programmes and tools for our numerical modelling. Flanders Hydraulics Research has the proper in-house expertise to select the most appropriate tool from the existing portfolio of models for every application.