Naval Architecture and Hydrodynamics Research Group

SCC is home to TalTech Naval Architecture and Hydrodynamics Research Group led by Professor Mihkel Kõrgesaar:

The research of our group focuses on the behavior of small crafts, ships and marine structures in normal and extreme environments. The driving motivation is to enable better, safer, and more energy efficient future ship concepts that serve the societal and industrial needs.

Under the umbrella of this general theme, we work on two core topics.

The first basic research topic focuses on hydrodynamics and fluid-structure interaction behavior of small crafts. The goal is to increase energy efficiency and behavior of small crafts in different operational conditions. This research is supported by extensive experimental testing in our towing tank where we deepen our understanding regarding ship behavior in these conditions. We are also currently investigating how to best represent the experimental findings in simulation environment.

The second basic research topic focuses on load response and failure mechanisms of materials and welded structures under different types of loadings. This basic research is supported by experiments and numerical assessments. Numerical simulations are used to get insight into theoretical modelling and prevailing assumptions, while experiments provide the supporting validation data. The application cases are the accidental limit states of ship structures. This involves internal and external mechanical behavior assessment of ship collision and grounding accidents, residual strength evaluation of damaged ship and fluid-structure interaction during and after accidental events.

The research group welcomes international interns! Please see https://taltech.ee/incoming-internship.

 

Naval Architecture and Hydrodynamics Research Group

MIHKEL KÕRGESAAR, DSc (EE, EN, FI)

Professor in Naval Architecture
+372 5343 9557
mihkel.korgesaar@taltech.ee

HENRIK ANDREASSON, MSc (SE, EN)

Naval architecture, hydrodynamics, model testing

Mentor
+467 2310 4000
henrik.andreasson@taltech.ee

MIKLOŠ LAKATOŠ, MSc (EE, EN, RU, FI)

Computational fluid dynamics

Early Stage Researcher – Lecturer –
Doctoral Student
miklos.lakatos@taltech.ee

TEGUH PUTRANTO, MSc (EN)

Computational fluid dynamics

Early Stage Researcher – Doctoral Student
teguh.putranto@taltech.ee

TARMO SAHK (EE, EN, RU)

Experimental research, model testing

Head of Laboratories – Masters Student
+372 5661 9989
tarmo.sahk@taltech.ee

KALEV KADAK (EE, EN, RU)

Materials testing, specialist software

Software Developer
+372 518 6519
kalev.kadak@taltech.ee

KALJU SAAR (EE, EN, DE)

Small craft design, 3D modelling, regulations and standards

Junior Architect – Lecturer – Masters Student
+372 5300 4582
kalju.saar@taltech.ee

MADIS SALUMAA (EE, EN)

Model testing, materials testing

Laboratory Technician – Student
madis.salumaa@taltech.ee