ProfileInnovative Ship Simulation And Maritime Systems GmbH (ISSIMS GmbH) develops high-level products to increase safety and efficiency in ship operation. Our expertise on Ship-Handling Simulation and Fast-Time Simulation technology has led to unmatched solutions for manoeuvring support.
The developed software tools exceed conventional waypoint planning by creating complete manoeuver plans that max out the ships’ manoeuvring potential. Complex manoeuvres can be monitored and controlled using Multiple Dynamic Predictions for optimal ship handling; and countermeasures can be calculated to avoid roll resonance and wave impact in heavy weather.
These tools are unmatched solutions for
- application in maritime education and training to support lecturing and training for ship handling and manoeuvring. On the one hand it can be used to demonstrate and explain more easily manoeuvring-technology details to the trainee and on the other hand to prepare and perform manoeuvring training in Ship-Handling Simulators and to learn from discussion of the results,
- application on board to assist manoeuvring of real ships e.g. to prepare manoeuvring plans for challenging harbour approaches with complex manoeuvres up to the final berthing/unberthing of ships.
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published on 26 November 2021
Video Yaw Stability of Ships - Basic Principles by Knud Benedict
published on 18 November 2021
Another very good explanatory video by Knud Benedict. Absolutely worth seeing.
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Video IALA Port & Waterway Risk Seminar - Chapter on Simulation by Knud Benedict
published on 22 October 2021
Video Spiral-Test -Manoeuvre for detailed identification of Yaw Stability using Samples of Cruise Ship
published on 29 September 2021
This video shows an introduction on the Spiral-Test-Manoeuvre and describes the procedure how to steer through this manoeuvre and measure the data needed. The results will be displayed in a characteristic diagram allowing to identify stable and unstable conditions and related, detailed information, e.g. spiral loop width and height, rudder angle of neutral effect. Samples of stable and unstable ship behaviour demonstrations will be shown by Fast Time Simulation using the SAMMON Planning tool.
Video Characteristic Diagrams for ship behaviour under Wind Impact
published on 12 April 2021
Video Wind drift making headway - practical experiments for voyage planning and Rule of Thumb
published on 7 April 2021
Video SAMMON Demo Planning FtLauderdale Arrival with comments
published on 20 January 2021
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Video Wind Impact on Ships Turning Motion
published on 20 January 2021
This video complements the earlier demonstration of wind effect on straight track and shows now wind effect on turning circles. It can be seen that during a turn under strong wind the ship reduces turning when it comes close to equilibrium on straight track - if the Wind-to-ship speed ratio is big enough then the ship even goes straight instead of turning. This is shown for three samples for Head, Stern wind and Beam wind. The turning can be increased if the ratio of Wind speed-to-ship...
Video Fast Time Simulation of manoeuvres - SAMMON
published on 24 November 2020
This video shows the underlying principles of the SAMMON software tools based on Fast Time Simulation of manoeuvres. It describes very shortly some of the features for manoeuvring planning and conning / monitoring with danymic prediction which are shown in more detail in the other movies on this channel.
Video Theory behind Turning dynamics of ships
published on 6 May 2020
"ISSIMS GmbH - Marine Prediction Technology" SAMMON Lecturing Video describing "Theory behind turning dynamics of ships" ------------------------------------------------------------- SAMMON - the IDEAL tool to identify manoeuvring capabilities of a ship - SAMMON - learning the EFFECTIVE way Comment by Gunter Schütze via LinkedIn: "Prof. Benedict a very interesting video by HS Wismar / Maritime Simulation Center Warnemünde ( MSCW) & Innovative Ship Simulation and Maritime Systems GmbH...