Institute of Ship Technology, Ocean Engineering and Transport Systems (ISMT)

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Our website gives you an overview of the institute’s activities in research and teaching and any prospect students an insight into the diverse options open to graduates of “Mechanical Engineering” with a focus on Ship and Offshore Technology.

Study Courses

The chair aims to provide students with a profound knowledge in the fields of ship and offshore technology (German or English language). The academic curriculum of Mechanical Engineering with emphasis on “Ship and Offshore Technology” within the department “Mechanical and Process Engineering” of the Faculty of Engineering is based on internationally accredited “Bachelor of Science” and “Master of Science” programmes. The core areas of teaching are hydrodynamics and ship design, marine power plants as well as the structural design and analysis of ships and offshore structures.

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Research Focus

In research, the institute particularly concentrates on the fields of numerical and experimental hydrodynamics as well as fluid-structure interaction. Investigations are also made in the field of ship and offshore technology. At the institute’s own laboratories, experimental tests are conducted to determine the behaviour of multi-phase fluids (sloshing, slamming, cavitation, etc.). Moreover, numerical simulations in the maritime context are carried out (wave-induced motions and loads, propulsion, manoeuvring, fluid-structure interaction, etc.).

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