DST presents research results at various scientific conferences
In May and June, several published DST research results were presented at lectures throughout Europe.
At the 6th MASHCON (“International Conference on Ship Manoeuvring in Shallow and Confined Water”), held at the Technology and Innovation Centre of the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland, from May 22 to 26, 2022, DST staff members were guest speakers. At the conference, Jens Ley presented the results from the experimental investigations of the DeConTrans project to determine the hawser forces under the influence of passing traffic for a parallel port in the canal area. Also, at MASHCON, Matthias Tenzer presented the evaluation of extensive large-scale design measurements carried out as part of the AiF project Ruderanlagen. The underlying data has already been recorded in the EU project PROMINENT and shows for the first time and comprehensively the real operating and maneuvering conditions of inland vessels. This type of data is of great importance for future propulsion systems and the evaluation of maneuvering behavior under shallow water conditions.
At the 6th GOL (“IEEE International Conference on Logistics Operations Management”), held in Strasbourg, Alsace, from June 29 to July 1, 2022, Jonas zum Felde compared a logistics simulation tool specifically developed for the concrete use case in inland navigation with generic simulation packages and the associated adaptation needs. He concluded that while a specific tool is always likely to be superior in terms of performance, the development effort cannot always be justified, so the result quality of a well-adapted standard model should be sufficiently close to that of the specific tool.
In addition, initial results from the broad simulation study of the DeConTrans research project were presented at the 14th Science Forum on Mobility, which was hosted by the University of Duisburg-Essen on June 23, 2022, under the guiding theme “Towards the New Normal in Mobility.” The presentation focused on the economic effects on the Rhine port in Wesel of the novel service concept operating with small inland vessels in the West German canal network. Jonas zum Felde was able to explain that such a concept can be worthwhile for the Rhine ports involved, as it involves supply traffic for the major liner services along the Rhine and also helps to relieve the supply flows on the already heavily congested road.
You can find out more about the DeConTrans research project here: DeConTrans
You can find out more about the Ruderanlagen research project here: Ruderanlagen