For more than a century, the private and independent Hamburg Ship Model Basin HSVA has been at the forefront of hydrodynamic research. HSVA has influenced and led developments of testing technology, methods, standardisation and numerical procedures to solve complex problems.
Today, HSVA is also a service and consulting company for industrial customers worldwide. Highly skilled staff is trained to interact with customers to optimise products and procedures quickly with high precision. HSVA skills are acknowledged in other areas as well such as the aircraft industry. Its leading role in national and international research programs makes HSVA a most competent partner in science and services around the field of hydrodynamics and related areas.
Among others HSVA provides design, consulting and testing services for CRUISE VESSELS, GOVERNMENTAL VESSELS and ICE-GOING VESSELS.
These DESIGN services include the design, review, optimisation and testing of hulls, propellers, rudders, energy-saving devices and other appendages, supported by advanced, tailor-made CFD-tools.
TESTS are performed in calm water, waves, ice and combinations of these. Cavitation and noise phenomena as well as friction reduction methods are investigated in the large cavitation tunnel.
FULL SCALE observations and measurements are performed in open and ice-covered waters in close cooperation with the customer.
Dynamic positioning test in ice
Cavitation test in HYKAT
Model test in large towing tank
Hamburgische Schiffbau-Versuchsanstalt GmbH
Bramfelder Str. 164
Phone: +49 40 692030
Fax: +49 40 69203345
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