news papers

MARIN offers a wide selection of papers and doctoral theses in the field of hydrodynamics on its website at publications.

The most recent publications include:

CFD analysis of a captive bullet entry in calm water with and without turbulence Bettencourt Rauffus, R., Maximiano, A., Eca, L., Vaz, G., 38th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, Glasgow, Scotland, 2019

Data driven uncertainty quantification for computational fluid dynamics based ship design Scholcz, T.P.,VIII International Conference on Computational Methods in Marine Engineering, Gothenburg, Sweden, 2019

Assessment of the minimum speed requirement in safe return to port Grin, R., Meij, R. de, Rapuc, S., Design and Operation of Passenger Ships, London, United Kingdom, 2019

Wind-assisted ship propulsion

MARIN tests ship for the future designed by schoolchildren

Sailfish as container vessel with nets to catch containers

Last June four winning school classes attended the prizegiving of the ‘design your ship for the future’ competition at MARIN. The winning ship, with the shape of a sailfish, a retractable sail, a frictionless shark skin and a flexible moving tail was tested in one of MARIN’s model basins.

The WISP JIP is officially kicked off and so far 10+ participants have signed in. The objective of this Joint Industry Project is to overcome barriers to the uptake of wind-assisted propulsion. New participants are still welcome to join. For more information see

This competition started last year when MARIN tested its 10,000th ship model. MARIN President Bas Buchner: “To celebrate the 10,000th model landmark we didn’t want to look, back but to look forward. So we asked schoolchildren to design clean, smart and safe ships for the future. And what a great result: a streamlined fish shape, the retractable sail of the sailfish, a frictionless shark skin and a flexible tail. The sail also comprises solar panels and thus has a double function. And what a good idea to attach nets to the ship to prevent containers falling into the sea. For such a great idea you need children!”

In the end, MARIN did not choose one winner but brought together the best ideas from the different school classes to design a ship for the future. For this design, a scale model was built that was put to the test. During the event each school class was given a model of the ship for the future for their classroom. The real ‘Ship for the future’ will be exhibited at the Maritime Museum in Rotterdam.



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