Basic instrumentation techniques, measurement using strain gauges, equipment and methods for data acquisition. Introduction to advanced measurement techniques, such as Particle Image Velocimetry. Calibration of measurement equipment. Techniques for model construction. CFD programs, grid generation and visualisation.
How to carry out typical model tests, such as: resistance, propulsion, propeller open water, cavitation tests, seakeeping tests, tests with slender structures. In some cases, numerical simulations comparable to the model tests will be carried out. Uncertainty Analysis. Error sources in experiments and numerical calculations. Special considerations for full scale measurements.
Admission to a programme of study is required:
- Marine Technology (MIMART)
- Marine Technology (MSN1)
- Marine Technology (MTMART)
- Maritime Engineering (MSNMME)
- Wind Energy (MSWIND)
Recommended previous knowledge
TMR4247 Marine Technology - Hydrodynamics (course in norwegian) or similar basic course in marine hydrodynamics, TMR4215 Sea Loads, TMR4220 Naval Hydrodynamics, TMR4160 Computer Methods for Marine Technology Applications or similar courses.
Required previous knowledge
The course is only accessible for students admitted to the master programme Marine Technology, Maritime Engineering and Wind Energy.
- To get to know different measurement techniques and instrumentation in use in experimental marine hydrodynamics.
- To get practical knowledge of important hydrodynamic phenomena, like resonance, vortex induced vibrations and ship resistance.
- To get to know the most important types of model tests in use in experimental marine hydrodynamics.
- To understand uncertainty analysis of experiments, and to be able to calculate the precision error from repeated measurements.
- To write laboratory reports.
- To know panel methods (potential flow) and what their applications.
- To experience the numerically related challenges in panel methods compared to viscous flow calculations (CFD).
- To get experience with grid generation, boundary conditions and how the choice of parameters influence the results.
- To be able to visualize simulation results and evaluate them against knowledge of marine hydrodynamics.