Tom Pak joins the Svašek team

As of June 2018, Tom Pak joins Svašek Hydraulics. Tom graduated in 2019 at Delft University of Technology (river and coastal engineering). His MSc-Thesis was focused on the interaction between aeolian and marine sediment transport at the Hondsbossche Dunes. We are happy to have him in our team. Welcome aboard Tom!

3D Wave spectra modelling in HARES

Full 3D wave spectrum modelling is available in HARES. All local wave directions and frequencies are taken into account by means of 3D wave spectra. Incoming wave energy can be distinguished from reflected wave energy. HARES is a two-dimensional numerical model for the determination of short wave propagation in near-shore domains, e.g. harbour basins. The […]

Kick off meeting WINDLASS project

On 22 May 2019 the Joint Industry Project WINDLASS has started in Wageningen. The project runs for 3 years and will focus on the improvement of the existing knowledge on wind loads on (large) vessels by doing wind measurements in ports and developing software to calculate the wind loads. The number of participants is about […]

Hurricane Leslie approaching Portuguese coast

NOAA wave forecast (from Saturday 13 October 2018) of Hurricane Leslie approaching the Portuguese coast. Leslie made landfall on Sunday morning causing wave heights up to 8 meters. The animation shows the forecasted wave field as it propagates towards the coast. The highest waves are indicated in red. In need of accurate free wave forecasts […]

Svašek Hydraulics participates in smartest part North Sea

Off the coast of The Hague, just outside the harbor of Scheveningen, a very advanced test area of ​​10 x 10 nautical miles is set up. In this area scientists, governments, companies and other organisations can perform all kinds of research and test technological innovations. In this test area on the North Sea, companies from […]

Finish Volvo Ocean Race 2018 in The Hague! “Go with the Flow”

Finish Volvo Ocean Race 2018 in The Hague “Go with the Flow”!! From June 24th up to July 1st the Volvo Ocean Race 2018 finishes in The Hague. During this special event Svašek Hydraulics in cooperation with Sailmon will be providing the Optimist European Championship 2018 with our current overview booklets , covering the whole race week. Interested? Meet us […]

PhD dissertation Max Radermacher

Max Radermacher (employee at Svašek Hydraulics) successfully defended his PhD thesis on Friday June 15th. For his PhD-thesis ‘Impact of sand nourishments on hydrodynamics and swimmer safety’ Max has performed an in-depth analysis of safety for swimmers around the Sand Engine. Pumping huge volumes of sand onto the coastline, like the Sand Engine, has effects […]

Spectral modeling of wave propagation in coastal areas with a harbor navigation channel

Today, Svašek Hydraulics gives a presentation at the PIANC congres. The conclusion of the presented article is that wave models based on the Mild-Slope Equation, in combination with efficient and accurate spectral treatment of bottom friction and wave breaking based on the entire wave spectrum, are quite competitive to numerical models that are conceptually more sophisticated (like SWASH and SWAN). In practice, mild-slope models like HARES remain a preferable tool for the design of harbor layouts.