To make cargo ships safer and more efficient, the SVA Potsdam offers various services. Testing to optimise the propeller rotation direction for multi screw ships as well as trim and rudder angle optimisation can result in significant power savings. For the design of a wake adjusted propeller, wake measurements are performed on the model.
The seakeeping of the ship can be determined in regular and irregular sea states and in wave packets. A cavitation tunnel (Kempf & Remmers) with modern measurement technology is available for the study of the working propeller under cavitation similarity.