PROJECTS Dr. ING. Sven-Brian Müller

Manoeuvring behaviour of inland waterway vessels 

The increase of transport volume on inland waterways, as part of complex logistical solutions, and expanding ship sizes, pose a challenge to inland water transport.

Beside the largely well developed main waterways like Rhine and Elbe, smaller and less developed rivers providing individual and flexible transport solutions are becoming ever more important. In order to increase safety as well as a better economical use of the waterway, an accurate prediction of the manoeuvring behaviour of inland waterway vessels is necessary.

The aim of the project is to predict the hydrodynamic forces acting on the hull, the steering and the propulsion devices.