A model test is usually executed to verify the final design once the hull is optimized through CFD. We have long experience when it comes to model tests and have supervised several projects at different facilities.

Their experience from towing tank testing is clear in their planning of model tests and it makes them very easy to work with. Both during hull geometry specification and test evaluation and analysis.
— Vegard Larsen, Stadt Towing Tank

Model test PROGRAM

Similar to a numerical sea trial, a model test is divided into different segments. Calm water resistance tests are carried out in a long basin whilst sea keeping and maneuverability tests are carried out in a bigger basin with wave generators to recreate different sea states. The model test results are preferably compared to CFD simulations in order to verify the performance of the designs. We have conducted several model tests to verify the in-house prediction methods we use.