The Hamburg Ship Model Basin

Setting the Standard in Ship Optimisation

Video 100 years

Small Towing Tank

Description of carrage: Manned
Type of drive system and total power: Motor drive with Leonard system
Max. carriage speed: 3.6 m/s
Wave generation capability: Length ~ 6.0m, height ~ 0.3 m
Wavemaker type and extent Plunger type
Method of irregular wave generation: None
Model size range: 2 - 6 meters
Model tracking techniques: Controlled by human operator
Tests performed: Resistance-, propulsion-, propeller open water, and turning circle tests. Especially experiments with ships as well as structures for which the test preparation is extremely time consuming.