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World leading hydrodynamic testing facilities

World leading hydrodynamic testing facilities

Hydro-Testing Alliance (HTA) is the European Network of Excellence to facilitate the continuation of world leadership of the European Hydrodynamic testing facilities.

Project leader

Professor Mehmet Atlar

Dates

September 2006 to August 2011

Project staff

Mrs Ana Mesbahi

Sponsors

EU

Partners

MARIN (Coordinator), Netherlands; SIREHNA, France; HSVA, Germany; SSPA Sweden AB, Sweden; Bassin d’Essais des Carènes, France; CTO, Poland; Development Centre for Ship Technology and Transport, Germany; FORCE Technology, Denmark; INSEAN, Italy; Marintek,

Description

Hydro-Testing Alliance (HTA) is the European Network of Excellence. It facilitates the continuation of world leadership of the European Hydrodynamic testing facilities.

The objective of this alliance is to develop a formal and lasting structure.

This structure coordinates the following:

  • Definition and introduction of novel measurement observation
  • Analysis technologies for hydrodynamic model testing

The HTA is a practical organisation to have:

  • A structured R&D environment for its researches
  • Better commercial acceptance by the maritime industry
  • Better support from the management of the market driven marine testing environment

The major role of Newcastle University was to create links between industry and academia.

During the course of the HTA Project it organised several summer schools and conferences. It promoted student internships.