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.
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