TECHNICAL
INVESTIGATIONS

We provide a scientific approach to the investigation of operational problems, to the optimization of processes and also to the research applied to judiciary cases.

 

1

Chemical Tanker Explosion

A significant structural research was carried out, including thorough structural modelling and backtracking of all applicable construction rules up to the time of building.

2

Ocean-Going Semi-Integrated barges

We investigated different alternatives to improve the manoeuvrability of the units when pushed in restricted waters. The hull resistance was also studied.
We prepared radio-controlled models that were tested in three different conditions: in the University of Buenos Aires towing tank to evaluate directional stability under tow at sea (and to determine inertia coefficients); in an open water basin to study the turning circles; and in a river bent scaled geometrically and hydraulically to test manoeuvrability (San Antonio bend).
Significant conclusions were obtained and conveyed to the owners, including the recommendation of modifications of the fins systems.

3

Striking Angle Investigation

This is a good example of a casualty investigation. In these types of cases, we can determine the contact angle, interaction, striking velocity, striking forces, stresses, etc, as required.
The striking angle was determined based on 3D models of both impact areas.

Other Cases:

 

  • Groundings.
  • Astern Groundings.
  • Fires, Explosions.

Gallery

 

Striking Angle Investigation.

GROUNDINGS

Striking Angle Investigation.

Ocean-Going Semi-Integrated barges

Chemical Tanker Explosion – View Project

Chemical Tanker Explosion – View Project

FIRES, EXPLOSIONS

Chemical Tanker Explosion – View Project

Chemical Tanker Explosion – View Project

Sea going barge – Manoeuvring

FIRES, EXPLOSIONS

GROUNDINGS

Chemical Tanker Explosion – View Project

FIRES, EXPLOSIONS

Consulmar’s engineer towing a model in the FIUBA tank.

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