Accurate and realistic simulation of ship behaviour at sea and in port/ terminal areas
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HR Wallingford is a world leader in simulating vessel navigation. The three real-time simulators in our Ship Simulation Centre have been used in over 300 projects world-wide, and have proved to be reliable, flexible and cost-effective design and evaluation tools. We combine our extensive hydraulic modelling capabilities with ship manoeuvring models and our experienced, expert team of master mariners, trained pilots, naval architects and software modelling experts – all focused through our suite of real-time ship simulators.
HR Wallingford operates three real-time simulators, which include a dedicated tug bridge simulator, which can all be run simultaneously, allowing independent, interactive control between vessels within the same simulated environment. The Ship Simulation Centre operates on four principals:
The simulation system uses sophisticated techniques to represent the spatial and temporal behaviour of a ship. Hydrodynamic modelling includes full six degree-of-freedom ship response to waves, wind and currents, allowing for both lift and drag effects and close quarter effects such as shallow water, bank effects, bow and stern thrusters, ship interaction and collisions.
Our three real-time simulators have been used in over 300 projects world-wide, and have proved to be reliable, flexible and cost-effective design and evaluation tools.