PI 013-14n 2014-02-21

The perfect wave

The perfect wave

With a highly competent partner on board, the SVA (Schiffbautechnische Versuchsanstalt, Shipbuilding Technology Research Center) in Vienna carried out the project with Bosch Rexroth when modernizing the wave generator. The upgrade included the regulation valves, the storage unit and, above all, the controls. In the basins, 200 meters long, shipping companies have miniature models of their vessels tested for seaworthiness. The wave generator itself is at the heart of the testing laboratory. It produces random waves within a precisely defined spectrum and thus simulates stormy seas. To do this, one hydraulic cylinder each, with the attached regulation valve, drives the upper and the lower flap. The project team transferred this functional concept to the new version. “We certainly appreciate the quick and uncomplicated support,” are SVA general director Clemens Strasser’s words of praise.

Copyright image: SVA in Wien GmbH


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