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China Numerical Wave Tank Online Press Conference & the 1st International Symposium on Numerical Wave Tank
29/07/2017 15:37:06

5-6 December, 2017 

Shanghai New International Expo Centre 



Harbin EngineeringUniversity (HEU)

China Ship ScientificResearchCenter(CSSRC)

Marine Design &Research Institute ofChina(MARIC)




Release China Numerical Wave Tank on-line Testing System

Provide on-site demonstration and chances of experience to users

Symposium on Numerical Wave Tank


Members to be invited

Software users such as ship owner and shipyard

Related staff from Societies of Classification

Staff working on ship design

Experts in the field of hydrodynamics


The Exciting Numerical Wave Tank Technology


Numerical Wave Tank (NWT) is high-performance computation software, which is based on advanced hydrodynamic theoretical model and high-resolution numerical algorithms. Combining with advanced computer and Internet, the NWT can realize high-accuracy virtual test on hydrodynamic performance of ship and marine structure in variant sea states. Thus the NWT will be able to meet the needs of research, design and applications in naval architecture and ocean engineering after systematical verification and validation (V & V). The NWT simulates flow field, body motion and loads on structure by solving the governing equations based on advanced computer. The NWT can realize physical wave tanks functions and overcome its limitations. Therefore, it is helpful to design better optimized ship and offshore platform. The NWT has great significance in theory and application, since it is the most important technology for the transition from physical wave tank model test to virtual test in naval architecture and ocean engineering equipment R&D, and the revolutionary transformation in naval architecture and ocean engineering equipment design approaches.


The Numerical Wave Tank is to use advanced hydrodynamic theoretical model, sophisticated numerical algorithms and systematically compiled high-performance computing software, combining with advanced computer and Internet conditions to carry out the virtual experiments of the fluid dynamic response process on ship and the marine structure in different marine environments. Thus it will be able to meet the needs of ships and marine engineering on research, design and applications of engineering after having been tested and proved right. The basic idea/principle for Numerical Wave Tank is to use computer to simulate fluid flowing, solving the fluid moving equations and simulating the movement and the force undertaken by sea structuresusing software to realize functions that outperform the functions achieved with physical tank so as to design better optimized ship type and deep-sea platform. The technology was developed by Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering Equipment and it is the most key supporting technology for the transition from physical tank test to virtual simulation and for the revolutionary transformation in design approaches in Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering, carrying great significance in theory and engineering. 


Numerical Wave Tank Tests


Ship Speed and Resistance Virtual Test

Propeller Cavitation Exciting Force Virtural Test

Ship Seakeeping Virtual Test

Ship Maneuvering Virtual Test

Marine Environment Virtual Test

Motion and Loads of Offshore Platform Virtual Test

Vortex Induced Vibration and Vortex Induced Motion Virtual Test

Virtual test of full scale ship and offshore platform in real sea states can be realized in the future.


The Advantages of Numerical Wave Tank 


Traditional Physical Tank has the following drawbacks:

(1) A long testing cycle and high cost;

(2) Functions of present physical tank fail to meet new requirements;

(3) Limited in size, not able to simulate full scale ship;

(4) Space-time interruption becomes the biggest bottleneck for intelligent design.


The NWT can overcome the drawbacks of traditional physical tank mentioned above. During the initial stage of NWT Virtual Test, numerical accuracy needs to be validated with model test data in physical tank and full scale test data in real sea. However, the NWT, under systematical validation, has many incomparable advantages over physical tank, such as being efficient, time-saving, low-costing, being able to be controlled remotely, thus it reduces the uncertainty in designing and realize the optimization of design.


International Professional R&D Team:

 Harbin EngineeringUniversity (HEU)

 China Ship ScientificResearchCenter(CSSRC)

Marine Design &Research Institute of China (MARIC)

Shanghai Ship &Shipping Research Institute

Dalian University of Technology

Shanghai Jiao Tong University

University of California (UC), Berkeley

Technip USA, Inc. inHouston

Bureau Veritas (BV)

Ecole Centrale de Nantes

London Metropolitan University

Kyushu University, Japan

China Classification Society (CCS)

Peking University

Jiangsu University of Science and Technology

Wuhan University of Technology

Ocean University of China


Authoritative Advisory Committee of International Experts:

 William C. Webster   member of NAE   Committee Director           UC, Berkeley

Wu Yousheng       member of CAS   vice-director of the Committee     CSSRC

Deng Xiaogang     member of CAS   member    National University of Defense Technology

Odd M. Faltinsen academician  member  NorwegianUniversityof Science and Technology

Pierre Ferrant     professor    member   Ecole Centrale de Nantes

Derek Causon     professor    member   ManchesterMetropolitanUniversity

JangWhan Kim  Chief Scientist, member   Technip USA, Inc. inHouston

Xiaobo Chen      director     member     BV




MARINTECCHINAis the largest maritime exhibition in Asia Pacific and the second largest one in the world. It is the bridge and bond for all members in the international maritime community to seek all-directional, multi-layers cooperation. After more than 30 years development, MARINTEC CHINA has grown to be strong enough that can fully demonstrate the size and importance of the Asian maritime market, and has become one of the most authoritative exhibitions in the world.


Harbin Engineering University (HEU), established in 1953, is the first university focused on developing Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering. HEU is one of the most key research centers for cultivating talents in the field of Shipbuilding Industry, Marine Equipment and Exploration as well as talents in nuclear application. HEU initially set up ICNAME, International Innovation and Cooperation in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Alliance, Deep Sea Engineering and High Technology Marine Collaborative Innovation Center, Association of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering Universities Alliance.


Marine Design &Research Institute ofChina(MARIC), established in 1950, is the earliest research and development organization of a large scale and with many achievements in China State Shipbuilding Industry. MARIC is the supporting institute forNationalEngineeringResearchCenterfor Technology in ship design and the training center of masters and PhDs majoring in Fluid Dynamics or Naval Architecture & Ocean Engineering Structure Design and Manufacture. Its major business has been under expansion over sixty years since the establishment and MRIC has self-developed a variety of ships, marine engineering equipment and ship equipment of worlds advanced level, making great contributions for the development of China Ship Industry and Ocean Engineering as well as the construction of national economy.


China Ship Scientific Research Center (CSSRC), established in1951, is an important member of the two academic organizations in international shipbuilding industryITTC (International Towing Tank Conference) and ISSC (International Ship Structure Conference), with quite a few young and middle-aged experts/researchers selected as members of the Committee of Technology of the two organizations. CSSRC works on the basic research of technologies like hydrodynamics, structure mechanics and vibration, noise and anti-impactit also carries out research in design and development. A great number of research products have been turned to real products and applied in the making/compilation of Standard Norms for Ship Designing & Shipbuilding, making great contributions for the career in Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering and local economic development.




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