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Vienna Model Basin Ltd is one of the oldest and most experienced  institutes providing services in ship design and maritime operations.  For a century VMB is a leading company in hydrodynamic scientific  serving clients such as industries, shipyards, shipowners, ports,  universities and authorities world-wide.  

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Centre for Maritime Industries

Vienna Model Basin Ltd is  a competence centre and  service provider for the  maritime sector and for all  areas related to ship  technologies. Based on a  century of experience in  hydrodynamic and  nautical development it is  our aim to make our  experience and know-how  available to the maritime industry. Our mission is to supply the necessary  facilities, equipment, and best trained staff in order to satisfy the customer's  requirements with regard to quality, efficiency, and time. Confidentiality is  guaranteed. Physical model testing is an important tool in the process of developing ships  and evaluating their performance. Vienna Model Basin has the capability to  perform most kinds of model testing in its test facilities; the large towing tank,  the cavitation tunnel and the wind tunnel. In addition, the design and  development process of a ship can be supported effectively by numerical  simulations such as CFD calculations, seakeeping and manoeuvring analysis or empirical methods .

Beyond Model Testing

There is no job too big or too small for us. The largest model ever tested at Vienna Model Basin Ltd was a convoy of a push boat and 4 x 4 barge flotilla ballasted to a model weight of 64 tonnes. The biggest challenge in the design of these vessels was the necessity to be able to stop the entire convoy in less than 2.5 flotilla lengths when operating fully laden and at full speed running downstream.