Universität Duisburg-Essen


Universität Duisburg-Essen

Description: The University of Duisburg-Essen is one of the ten largest institutions in Germany, with more than 38,000 students and a budget of around 370 million Euros. In the university’s 12 faculties, research work is carried out by about 420 professors and 2,200 academic staff. An additional 1,600 employees work in vital service areas such as libraries, information and media services, administration, institutes, laboratories and workshops. The herein participating Institute of Ship Technology, Ocean Engineering and Transport Systems has strong background in the development of numerical techniques in the field of ship hydrodynamics. The research activities include ship-propeller interaction in seaways and direct simulation of ship manoeuvring considering propulsion and steering devices and engine dynamics. Furthermore, ship motions and loads in severe conditions are addressed in recent research projects taking into account hull girder flexibility.


Main tasks: UDE will lead WP4 (Validation, Sensitivity Studies and Level 1 Methods) and will also participate in WP1, WP 2, WP5, WP6 and WP7


Key Personnel:

Prof. Bettar O. el Moctar, Head of Institute of Ship Technology, Ocean Engineering and Transport Systems, was born in 1968, studied Naval Architecture at the University of Hamburg. He graduated in 1997 and has since then worked as a research assistant in different departments of the Technical University Hamburg-Harburg, where he has specialized in ship hydrodynamics. In 2000 he joined the Ship Model Basin Hamburg and worked as a research engineer and project leader. He completed his doctorate at the Technical University Hamburg-Harburg with a dissertation entitled “Numerical Computation of Forces Acting on Manoeuvring Ships.” Since January 2002 he works at Germanischer Lloyd as a research engineer and deputy head of department hydromechanics in the division of advanced engineering and strategic research. He has been the head of the department fluid dynamics at Germanischer Lloyd, Germany, since 2006. He joined the University Duisburg-Essen as a professor for ship technology and transport systems in 2008. His publications cover various aspects of ship hydrodynamics. The focus of his research is the development of CFD field methods for seakeeping, manoeuvring and propulsion.
Dr. U. Lantermann, studied technical Mathematics at the University of Duisburg and graduated in 1999. In 2006 he finished his doctoral thesis in the field of computational fluid dynamics. Between 2007 and 2010 he was working as research assistant at the Institute of Fluid Dynamic and Ship Theory at the Hamburg University of Technology. Since 2010 he is working as senior scientist at the University Duisburg-Essen. His research topics are ship hydrodynamics and the development of CFD field methods.
Jens Ley graduated in 2009 from University of Duisburg-Essen as engineer in Naval Architecture. Since 2010 he is working as research assistant at the University of Duisburg-Essen and is involved in the EU-funded project “Design for ship safety in Extreme Seas”