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Palfinger August 2022

International Conference on Computational and Experimental Marine Hydrodynamics

3-4 December 2014, Chennai, India    

IntroductionMarine CFD

Marine hydrodynamics deals with flow around marine vehicles, such as surface ships, submarines, AUVs and ROVs, and offshore structures, both fixed and floating ones. Some of the important topics are marine vehicle resistance and propulsion, controllability, wave loads, wave induced motions, and energy and ecology considerations. Correct understanding and application of hydrodynamics on marine vehicles and structures are vital in their design and operation.

Computational methods in marine hydrodynamic problems are applied to solve a wide range of maritime applications. Significant progress has been made over the recent past towards the development of the 'numerical towing tank' and 'virtual basin or cavitation tunnel'. Research and development work is still ongoing to enhance their stability, accuracy, computational speed and its integration into the overall design process. While the computational hydrodynamics can provide important insights into physical flow characteristics and offers an economic way to investigate a range of design options, it may still lack the accuracy to match results obtained in real-life experiments. This obviously points to the fact that the computational methods do not replace the experiments completely. The development of non-invasive flow measurement and visualization techniques such as particle image velocimetry (PIV) has resulted in better understanding and quantifying the complex hydrodynamic behavior such as wake in ship propeller region, flow around appendages and vortex shedding from risers,

The aim of the conference and the pre-conference workshop is to provide a venue for disseminating recent advances made in computational and experimental marine hydrodynamics and explore outstanding and frontier problems in marine hydrodynamics for further research and applications.


OrganisationMarine CFD 3

RINA is responsible for organisation of the Conference activities at the international level and a National Organising Committee constituted jointly by IIT Madras and RINA Chennai Branch will be responsible for the smooth running of the Conference.


Conference Themes

Papers are invited on the following topics:

  • Computational techniques in marine hydrodynamics
  • Experimental ship hydrodynamics
  • Marine and coastal hydrodynamics
  • Coupled CFD and structural analysis
  • Underwater vehicles and marine robotics
  • Seakeeping and control of ships and platforms


Call for Papers

The technical programme of the Conference will consist of keynote addresses and technical paper presentations. Abstracts and papers will be reviewed by an International Technical Committee prior to acceptance for publication in the conference proceedings. 
Submit an abstract of your paper to RINA by email to or to .

Abstracts should be no more than 500 words and should be submitted by the deadline, 5 May 2014. Abstract should include the corresponding author’s affiliation, address, telephone, email id & fax.  Please note that acceptance of an abstract does not guarantee acceptance of the final paper.

Working language of the conference will be English.


Important Dates

Submission of abstract
Notification of acceptance of abstract
Submission of full length paper
Notification of acceptance of paper

 5 May 2014
15 May 2014
30 Sep 2014
16 Oct 2014

Registration (Early Bird)

31 Oct 2014

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