Model tests are required to investigate the behaviour of vessels in confined waters. Flanders Hydraulics Research therefore built a ‘towing tank for manoeuvres in confined water ‘ in 1992- 1993 with cooperation from Ghent University.
The ship model is attached to the towing carriage through force gauges. The towing carriage forces the ship to sail a specific trajectory which creates forces on the ship model. A mathematical model of the forces acting on the ship is developed.
The mathematical model is used to simulate the manoeuvring behaviour of the ship in the ship manoeuvring simulator.
total lenght: 88.0 m
effective lenght: 67.0 m
- width: 7.0 m