32nd Symposium on

Naval Hydrodynamics

August 5 - 10, 2018

Hamburg, Germany

Welcome to the 32nd Symposium on Naval Hydrodynamics

The 32nd Symposium on Naval Hydrodynamics (32nd SNH) will be held in Hamburg, Germany, from Sunday, August 5 to Friday, August 10, 2018.

The Symposium is co-sponsored by the U.S. Office of Naval Research (ONR) and the Institute for Fluid Dynamics and Ship Theory of the Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH).

As a global forum for networking and sharing advancements in cutting edge science and technology since its inception in 1956, this biennial symposium has focused on research and development in fluid mechanics as they relate to naval hydrodynamics. The Symposium Proceedings have traditionally provided archival documentation of state-of-the-art research and development in naval hydrodynamics.

We look forward to welcoming you at the 32nd Symposium on Naval Hydrodynamics in Hamburg.

Dr. Ki-Han Kim (ONR) and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Moustafa Abdel-Maksoud (TUHH)


January 30, 2017:     The SNH2018 website is online. Abstract submission is already possible. Registration will follow later this year.
July 31, 2017:     The deadline for abstract submission is extended until August 10th, 2017.
August 10, 2017:     Abstract submission is now closed.
December 22, 2017:     Guidelines for paper submission and paper templates have been added in the section 'For Authors'.
January 30, 2018:     The symposium location was changed. The new location HafenCity University Hamburg is more convenient: harbour view, subway station directly in front of the building, universal access and modern technical equipment.
February 23, 2018:     The paper deadline has been extended from February 28 to March 19, 2018.
February 23, 2018:     Online registration has started. Click here to register.
June 25, 2018:     The social program and the program for the city tour in Lüneburg are online.
June 28, 2018:     A preliminary list of papers has been added. It promises to be a highly interesting symposium, so be sure to register until July 20th!
July 13, 2018:     The detailed Symposium program and a list of papers sorted by topic are online.
July 26, 2018:     The Wednesday trip information in the social program has been updated and information for presenters has been added.
December 3, 2018:     The 33rd Symposium on Naval Hydrodynamics (33rd SNH) will be held in Osaka, Japan, from Sunday, May 31 to Friday, June 05, 2020. The Symposium is co-sponsored by the U.S. Office of Naval Research (ONR) and the Osaka University.
January 20, 2019:     The website for the 33rd Symposium on Naval Hydrodynamics (33rd SNH) is online. Please click here to visit the website .


Symposium Venue: HafenCity University Hamburg (HCU)

Image provided by HafenCity University Hamburg (HCU)

The symposium will be held at the HafenCity University Hamburg (HCU). It is located in the HafenCity district, Europe’s largest inner-city development project with focus on innovation and ecological sustainability. It is close to the city center and to the historic warehouse district, which is part of the UNESCO Cultural Heritage.

The HafenCity University was built in 2014 with modern design, universal access, up-to-date technology and view on the harbour. The subway station 'HafenCity Universität' is located conveniently close.

Location HafenCity University Hamburg: Überseeallee 16, 20457 Hamburg, Germany

AMERON**** Hotel Speicherstadt

Images provided by AMERON Hotel

The AMERON Hotel Speicherstadt is the first and only hotel in the Speicherstadt. Located in the port of Hamburg, the Speicherstadt is the largest warehouse district in the world with buildings standing on timber-pile foundations. With its rich history of over 200 years, it was awarded the status of UNESCO World Heritage Site on 5 July 2015.

The four-star AMERON Hotel Speicherstadt offers free WiFi, TV, air conditioning, a Vitality Spa, a restaurant, a bar and a stunning view over the Hafencity district. Both the symposium venue and several good restaurants are in walking distance. The distance to the city center with its various museums, sight-seeing and shopping opportunities is roughly 1km, and can be reached conveniently via bus (ca. 5min, the bus stop is located directly in front of the hotel).

A block of 150 rooms has been reserved. Early booking is recommended since from May on the number of reserved rooms reduces gradually. The special rate is 125€ per night and room, with a mimimum stay of three days. Included in the rate are wifi, use of the Vitality Spa on the 7th floor, newspapers and magazines, 24 hour reception, taxes and also breakfast each morning. The rooms are available from Sunday 3 p.m. to Friday 12 noon.
The rooms can be booked via email to reservierung@hotel-speicherstadt.de or via telephone (+49 40 638 5890). Please mention the code "_SNH-2018 CONFERENCE_"; this is required to access the reserved rooms.
In case of questions with booking, please write to reservierung@hotel-speicherstadt.de.

The registration and welcoming reception will take place at AMERON hotel's Börsensaal.

Location AMERON Hotel Speicherstadt: Am Sandtorkai 4, 20457 Hamburg, Germany


The AMERON hotel lies in walking distance (ca. 0.8 km) to the symposium venue. Image provided by © OpenStreetMap contributors

Apart from the symposium venue and the hotel, the International Maritime Museum Hamburg and the DNV GL office are of special interest. The closest subway station to the hotel is 'Überseequartier' (distance ca. 0.6 km).

Location DNV GL: Brooktorkai 18 20457 Hamburg, Germany

Location International Maritime Museum Hamburg: Kaispeicher B, Koreastrasse 1, 20457 Hamburg, Germany


Arrival by Airplane

Participants will arrive at the Hamburg Airport (HAM), located in the north of Hamburg. The distance to hotel and symposium venue is roughly 12km, and can be traveled within 20-60min (car) or 30-40min (train) depending on connections and traffic.

Important Routes

Hamburg Airport to AMERON**** Hotel

Take one of the taxis waiting in front of the airport.

Alternatively, use the public transport: Between terminal 1 and 2 at the airport there is access to the urban trains. Take the S-train ("S-Bahn") S1 to the main train station ("Hauptbahnhof", trip duration ca. 25min, operates every 10min). Leave the main train station at the south-west exit and change to the bus line 6 in direction "Feldstraße". Get off the bus at the fifth stop ("Singapurstraße") and you can already see the hotel.

AMERON**** Hotel to Symposium Venue

The symposium venue is in walking distance (ca. 0.8 km).

From the hotel, go left along the street "Am Sandtorkai" for ca. 100m. At the crossroads, turn right into the street "Osakaallee". After ca. 300m, turn left into the street "Überseeallee". After ca. 400m you arrive at the symposium venue, the HafenCity University (HCU).

Alternatively, taxis can be booked at the hotel.

Public Transport

Images provided by Hamburger Verkehrsverbund

Hamburg has a relatively good public transport system. Any spot in the city can be reached by train or bus, often faster than traveling by car.

All urban trains and buses are operated by the "HVV" (Hamburg public transport). The HVV has a website and a mobile app, where you can find ticket prices and the quickest route to your destination:

Urban Trains

There are two types of inner city trains, U-Bahn and S-Bahn (U- and S-train). There is no real difference except that the U-Bahn travels more underground (thus "U") and the S-Bahn is more overground. Most trains come and go in 5-10min intervals the whole day long, with a few hours break roughly between midnight and 4 a.m.

HVV ticket machines are available at every U- and S-train station. The ticket machines work in several languages, including English. The ticket is directly valid from the moment of purchase on.


Buses are available at all hours, although the nightliners run with larger time intervals between them.

Always enter buses at the front and show the driver your HVV ticket (if you already have one), or buy a ticket directly from the driver.


At many points within the city, red bicycles can be rent and returned ("StadtRAD"). The first 30min are free of charge. An online registration is necessary. If interested, click here.


Taxis in Hamburg can be recognized by their pale yellow finish and their taxi sign on top. For websites and phone numbers of most of Hamburgs taxi companies, click here.

Car Hire

Seven companies offer car hire in terminal 2 of the airport. However, finding parking spaces within the inner city can be complicated. It is usually cheaper, faster and more convenient to use public transport.

Hamburg Area Information

Images provided by www.mediaserver.hamburg.de / Christian Spahrbier and Andreas Vallbracht (right image only)

Hamburg is the second largest city in Germany, with a population of over 1.7 million people. It is known for its port, Europe's second largest. Further, Hamburg offers a wide variety of culture and entertainment, featuring museums, musicals, concerts and much more.

For more information on the city and its attractions, see for example the following websites:

Child care

There is no official child care during the symposium. However, several commercial providers offer child care for guest children, such as


In Hamburg the average low and high temperatures during August are 13.3 °C (55.9 °F) and 22.5 °C (72.5 °F). Due to the maritime climate the actual temperatures during your stay may deviate considerably from the above averages. For the current Hamburg weather forcast, click here.

To be safe, bring clothes for both rainy and sunny weather. "California casual" is appropriate for daytime and most evening outings and is acceptable for all symposium activities. A sweater or light jacket is suggested for the evenings.

Important Dates

Abstracts due August 10, 2017
Abstract acceptance mailing date November 1, 2017
Papers due March 19, 2018
OPC Comments Due to Authors June 1, 2018
Regular registration deadline June 15, 2018
Written discussions due (by two discussers) June 18, 2018
Final papers due (for Symposium pre-prints) July 2, 2018
Late registration deadline July 20, 2018
Symposium Sunday, August 5 - Friday, August 10, 2018
Final papers with discussion responses due (for Proceedings)     November 30, 2018




Regular € 850 (Available until June 15, 2018)
Late € 900 (Available until July 20, 2018)


Regular € 650 (Available until June 15, 2018)
Late € 700 (Available until July 20, 2018)
*Not available for sale on-site. A student ID will be required at check-in. PhD students count as students.


€ 850 (Available until July 20, 2018)

Registration fees include: all symposium sessions August 6 - August 10, lunch, coffee & tea breaks on Mon-Fri, welcome reception on Sunday, social program and symposium dinner on Thursday. Exception: the student rate does not inlcude the symposium dinner.

Please note: For each paper at least one full registration rate must be paid.

Registration Form

Click here to register for SNH2018

For Authors

The link to the paper upload form was distributed via email along with the acceptance notification for the abstracts.

For detailed information on paper submission and style guidelines, as well as for paper templates (Microsoft Word or LaTeX), click below:

Paper Submission and Style Guidelines

Paper Template (Microsoft Word)

Paper Template (LaTeX)

Call for Abstracts

Information for presenters


Sunday, August 5, 2018

17:00 - 21:00    Registration at the AMERON**** Hotel
19:00 - 21:00    Welcoming reception at the AMERON**** Hotel

Monday, August 6, 2018

08:30 - 17:30    Symposium Sessions at the HafenCity University (HCU)

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

08:30 - 17:30    Symposium Sessions at the HafenCity University (HCU)

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

08:30 - 12:00     Symposium Sessions at the HafenCity University (HCU)
13:00 - 15:00   Ship cruise with guide through the port of Hamburg
17:00 - 22:00    City tour in Lüneburg City tour in Lüneburg and dinner at a typical
old German restaurant

Thursday, August 9, 2018

08:30 - 17:30    Symposium Sessions at the HafenCity University (HCU)
18:00 - 21:00    Symposium Dinner at Hotel Hafen Hamburg

Friday, August 10, 2018

08:30 - 16:15    Symposium Sessions at the HafenCity University (HCU)
15:30 - 18:00    Farewell Reception at DNV GL

Detailed Program

Click here to see the detailed symposium program.

Further Information:

List of Papers (sorted by topic)

Social Program

Keynote Address


Emilio Campana

Director of the Department of Engineering, ICT and Technologies for Energy and Transportation, National Research Council (CNR‐DIITET) (Italy), NATO Science and Technology Board

Global Technology Trends related to Naval Science and Engineering

Full CV

Invited Speakers


Parviz Moin

Franklin and Caroline Johnson Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University (U.S.A.)

Wall Modeling in Large Eddy Simulation

Full CV


Lars Larsson

Professor (Emeritus), Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden)

Computational Fluid Dynamics in Sailing Research

Full CV


William Devenport

Professor, Department of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (U.S.A.)

Turbulence, Sound and Aeroacoustics for Naval Applications

Full CV


Florian Menter

Chief Scientist, ANSYS Germany GmbH (Germany)

Trends in Turbulence Modeling of Industrial Flows

Weinblum Lecture


Takanori Hino

Professor, Faculty of Engineering, Yokohama National University (Japan)

Development of CFD methods for Industrial Ship Flow Applications

Full CV


Organizing and Paper Selection Committee

Dr. Thomas Fu   
Dr. Ki-Han Kim   
Dr. Woei-Min Lin   
Dr. Joseph Gorski   
Office of Naval Research (US)
Dr. Arthur Reed    Naval Sea Systems Command (US)
Dr. Ronald Joslin    National Science Foundation (US)
Prof. Steven Ceccio    University of Michigan (US)
Prof. Parviz Moin (31st SNH host)    Stanford University (US)
Dr. Emilio F. Campana (Area representative for Europe)    National Research Council -- Marine Technology Research Institute (CNR-INSEAN) (Italy)
Dr. Michel Visonneau (Area representative for Europe)    École Centrale de Nantes, (ECN) (France)
Prof. Masashi Kashiwagi (Area representative for Asia)    Osaka University (Japan)
Prof. Richard Sandberg (Area representative for Asia)    University of Melbourne (Australia)
Prof. Moustafa Abdel-Maksoud (32nd SNH host)    Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH) (Germany)

Local Organizing Committee

Prof. Moustafa Abdel-Maksoud   
M.Sc. Robinson Perić   
Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH)
Prof. Andrés Cura Hochbaum    Technical University of Berlin (TUB)
Prof. Bettar Ould el Moctar    University of Duisburg-Essen
Prof. Nikolai Kornev    University of Rostock
Dr.-Ing. Karsten Hochkirch    DNV GL
Dr.-Ing. Dirk Jürgens    Voith Turbo Schneider Propulsion GmbH & Co. KG (VOITH)
Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Sichermann    Deutsches Maritimes Zentrum e.V.


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