Research at NTNU AMOS

The research at NTNU AMOS is divided into two research areas:

  1. Unmanned vehicles and robots
  2. Safer, smarter and greener marine operations

Our research projects are found in the menu to the left.AMOS main


Videos from project 2

Closed Flexible Fish Cages (experiment by Ida M. Strand, NTNU AMOS):

To solve the sea lice challenge for the net based aquaculture industry, it is proposed to use closed floating systems in the sea. One type of closed system is a Closed Flexible Fish Cage, this system resembles the net based system, but the net is exchanged with a membrane. To understand the response of the Closed Flexible Fish Cage in current and waves, more knowledge was needed. To build this knowledge, multiple model experiments were run for different filling levels, for current and waves. 

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Video: Observation when investigating the current forces and deformations: Drag increase with decreasing filling level due to large filling level dependent deformations.


Fish-farm system in exposed sea conditions (numerical studies by Yugao Shen, NTNU AMOS)

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Video 1: A coupled well boat - fish farm system in regular waves and current. 

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Video 2: A fish farm system in irregular waves (storm conditions).


Videos from project 7

Stationkeeping operations in extreme conditions:

From simulation studies in the office to testing in model scale in the Marine Cybernetics Laboratory:

Astrid at the MC-lab DP testing

- video from fall 2016

... to further full scale testing on research vessel Gunnerus:

Gunnerus cruise 1 fall 2016

- video from the NTNU AMOS Dynamic Positioning Research Cruise in fall 2016


Parametric roll and water on deck on a FPSO in head-sea regular waves

Project 7 video parametric roll screenshot

- video of a numerical study carried out at NTNU AMOS in collaboration with CNR-INSEAN. Experiments performed at CNR-INSEAN. 


Video from Project 1

Combined wind and wave energy converter concept (STC, Spar-Torus-Combination) in survival conditions

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Video: Numerical study carried out at NTNU AMOS in collaboration with CeSOS PhD candidate Ling Wan and with CNR-INSEAN. Experiments performed at Marintek. The STC concept is developed in the EU FP7 MARINA Platform Project. 


Video from project 4

Hyperredundant swimming robot manipulators:

SWIMM video

- video from the SWIMM-project


Video from project 8

Failure features for a fixed oil boom during model tests in a sloshing tank harmonically excited in sway

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Video: Physical study carried out at NTNU AMOS in connection with NTNU AMOS PhD candidate Daniele Borri and in collaboration with CNR-INSEAN. Experiments performed at CNR-INSEAN.