The equiping of models with miniature pressure sensors of different sizes allows the measurement of slamming pressures on vulnerable positions of the hull in the model test under extreme sea conditions, both when driving and when stationary. Moreover, slamming pressures can also be measured with regular seakeeping tests.
Slamming phenomena are also simulated with existing CFD tools. The UTHLANDE program serves to determine slamming prevalence. For a quick estimate of slamming pressures the SVA has developed a simplified procedure. It is based on results of systematic model tests and allows the determination of slamming pressure for any hull shape, for a given speed and location on the vessel. An important parameter is the velocity normal to the hull and the fluid at the point of interest of the hull surface. Areas with air entrapment (hull slamming) can therefore not be detected.
As a result, the processing of various R & D projects , , the  SVA has a wealth of experience in investigating slamming phenomena.
Context Related References / Research Projects
 Fröhlich, M.: Einsatz eines Schwingungsoszillators auf hydraulischer Basis zur Untersuchung der Slammingbelastung von Schiffen, STG-Sprechtag „Schiffe im Seegang“, Hamburg, Oktober 1998
 Fröhlich, M.: Slammingbelastungen von Schiffen, Freitagsvorlesung an der TU-Berlin, 25.06.99
 Fröhlich, M.; Hellwig, K.: Numerical and experimental investigations of slamming loads for fast ships, HIPER`01, Hamburg May 2001
 Fröhlich, M.; Hellwig, K.: Untersuchungen zum Slammingverhalten schneller Schiffe, 6. Schiffbautag Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Rostock, Oktober 2002