Royal Visit to Towing Tank and FSI Labs

As part of a recent visit to the University of Southampton the Duke of Kent and guests toured our maritime robotics and performance sports labs Building 176 -meeting Dr Joe Banks, Agata Tomaszewska, DrJon Downes and Sophia Schillae.   James Bowker and Cath Hollyhead used the wavemakers to demonstrate Fleur’s impressive wave crawling ability- just using wave … Continue reading Royal Visit to Towing Tank and FSI Labs

Making Waves in the Southampton Boldrewood Innovation Campus Towing Tank

Figure1: Breaking wave formation in the towing tank Research has recently been undertaken utilising the new 138m towing tank at the University of Southampton.  Funded by the Higher Education Innovation Fund (HEIF) via the Southampton Marine and Maritime Institute (SMMI), the research is a collaboration between Dr Sally Bennett (Fluid-Structure Interactions) and Prof. Robert Marsh … Continue reading Making Waves in the Southampton Boldrewood Innovation Campus Towing Tank

Experimental testing of sailing hydrofoils

Ben Pickering, a 3rd Year Ship Science student, has been undertaking experimental towing tank testing of a model scale sailing hydrofoil.  The aim is to provide validation data for computational predictions of vertical lift, drag and sideforce. Ben developed a system to measure the vertical forces and used the existing dynamometry to acquire the drag … Continue reading Experimental testing of sailing hydrofoils

Promoting Maritime Engineering at the IMechE Arnold Barks Christmas Lecture

Professor Stephen Turnock and Laura Marimon Giovannetti had a busy day on the 7th July talking about the University of Southampton’s experience in engineering excellence in performance sport.  Firstly in the afternoon at an event hosted by the Bishop Wordsworth school in Salisbury to an audience of 230 year 10 to year 12 students from … Continue reading Promoting Maritime Engineering at the IMechE Arnold Barks Christmas Lecture

Government VIPs visit Maritime Robotics Lab

Recently, the Maritime Robotics Laboratory of the Fluid Structure Interactions Group hosted visitors from the Council for Science and Technology, Cabinet Office Analysis and Insight Team and from the Government Office for Science. They were given an overview of the development of maritime autonomous and robotic systems, developments in sensor technologies, and future directions of research in the field. … Continue reading Government VIPs visit Maritime Robotics Lab

Catching the wave -exciting opportunities in ship science and maritime engineering

Our next University open day is rapidly approaching on the 3rd and 4th of September. We will be providing a range of activities associated with our ship science degree programmes including displays around our recent 4th year group design projects as seen in the Faculty design show and weather permitting displayed on the lawn in … Continue reading Catching the wave -exciting opportunities in ship science and maritime engineering