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Welcome to the 8th smp - Symposium on Marine Propulsors , Berlin, Germany

The 8th Symposium on Marine Propulsors (smp`24) will be held in Berlin, Germany (orig. Egypt) from to .

Since its inception in the smp has provided a forum to promote scientific advancement, technological progress, information exchange, and cooperation among engineers and researchers working in the domain of marine propulsors and other related fields. The symposium takes place every two years in different locations all over the world and traditionally attracts a variety of international delegates, including theoretical, numerical and experimental aspects. For further information of the series of Symposiums on Marine Propulsors take a look at the permanent website.

We look forward to welcoming you at the 8th International Symposium on Marine Propulsors in Berlin. The symposium is organized by the University of Port Said (PSU) and the Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH) in cooperation with SINTEF Ocean and NTNU.


The smp`24 Website is online.
The conference tool for paper submission and registration is online:
The deadline for abstract submission has been extended to .
The deadline for paper submission has been extended to .
The deadline for paper submission has been extended to .
The symposium location will change to Germany.
The deadline for paper submission has been extended to .
The symposium location was changed to Berlin, Germany.
The symposium program is now available.
The proceedings are now available.


The proceedings are available at DOI 10.15480/882.9294.

In order to download an individual paper, please look at the table below and follow the corresponding link or search the DOI. The download link for the pdf-files are at the bottom of the referenced page.

Another way is to download the overall document and search there for a paper. Then you can either click on the link or search the DOI like above.

For further references to the papers, you can use these BibLaTeX.bib or BibTeX.bib files. For both a formated example is available: BibLaTeX-pdf or BibTeX-pdf.

Title and authors DOI
Uncertainty Quantification of RANSE and BEM Models for Hydrodynamic Performance of Supercavitating Hydrofoils
Surabhi Srivastava, Stefano Brizzolara, Nicholas Husser
Numerical Investigation of Unsteady Pitching Foil Cavitation
Zhaoyuan Wang, Sungtek Park, Frederick Stern
Ship-Scale CFD Self-Propulsion Validation – SMP’2024 vs SMP’2015
Dmitriy Ponkratov, Miles Wheeler
Approaches for Performance Prediction of Marine Propellers under Open Water Test Conditions using the Boundary Element Method
Robert Beckmann, Raphael Bévand, Nino Grosjean, Ulf Göttsche, Moustafa Abdel-Maksoud
Underwater Radiated Noise of a Double Ended Ferry with SRE Thrusters
Julian Kimmerl, Andreas Bender, Eric Steffens, Raphael Bévand, Robert Beckmann, Moustafa Abdel-Maksoud
Propeller Cavitation Noise in Hybrid Viscous Flow/FWH Simulations using Robust Impermeable Surface Formulations
Joseph Praful Tomy, Keun Woo Shin, Stephan Berger, Max Steden, Harry Bingham, Poul Andersen
Numerical Noise Prediction in Multi-Phase Flows, a Mesh Sensitivity Study
Adrián Portillo-Juan, Simone Saettone, Esteban Ferrer
'PIANO': A Physics-Based Semi-Empirical Source Level Model for Fleet-scale Ship URN Prediction
Thomas Lloyd, Johanna Daniel, Johan Bosschers, Max Schuster
Multi-Fidelity Modeling for Waterjet Propelled High Speed Small Craft
Christian Milano, Zhaoyuan Wang, Sungtek Park, Frederick Stern
Design of a High Efficiency Podded Drive for Improved Course-Keeping
Jan Clemens Neitzel-Petersen, Reinhard Schulze, Simon Froitzheim, Uli Bauch
Numerical Study of Self-Propulsion Performance of a Twin-Screw Cruise Ship Equipped with Podded Propellers
Jianhua Wang, Wentao Wang, Decheng Wan
Design and Analysis of a Pumpjet Propulsor for a Ferry Ship
Stefano Gaggero, Diego Villa, Davide Grassi, Federica Valdenazzi, Mario Felli, Chanwoo Bae
Design of Unconventional Propellers for the HSVA Hamburg Container Ship (HCS)
Thomas Lücke
Optimisation of Unconventional Tip-Rake Propeller Using Panel Code Method
Adhil M. Asif, Lutz Kleinsorge, Tom Goedicke
Investigation of Conventional and Highly-Skewed Tip-Raked Propeller Performance
Mohammed Islam, Moqin He
A Viscous Vorticity Model for Predicting Turbulent Flow over a Propeller
Rui You, Spyros A. Kinnas
Improving Accuracy of Panel Method under Low Advance Ratio Conditions
Jinghan Su, Yongle Ding, Youjiang Wang, Jian Li
Performance Analysis of Propellers: Improved Coupling of BEM with X-Foil
Thomas S. Wu, Spyros A. Kinnas
Assessing the Influence of the Running-in Phase in Ship’s Stern Tube Bearings on Wear Development during Ice Collision Loads
Ahmed Saleh, Markus Gilges, Benjamin Lehmann, Georg Jacobs
A Superposition Method to Evaluate the Strength of Propellers in Crushed Ice Flow Considering Collision and Hydrodynamic Load
Haiyan Wu, Jingjing Liu, Long Yu, Youjiang Wang
Derivation of a Numerical Propeller-Ice Interaction Model
Angelo Mario Böhm, Lina Sapp, Franz von Bock und Polach
Influence of the Rheological Properties of Fluid Mud on the Open Water Diagram of the DTC Propeller
Ivan Shevchuk, Moustafa Abdel-Maksoud, Nino Ohle
Numerical Study of Propeller Slipstream Characteristics during Berthing and Unberthing Maneuvers of a RORO Vessel
Keqi Wang, Moustafa Abdel-Maksoud, Marco Weiß, Jochen Aberle, Pia Pinkenburg, Jesús Macías Lezcano, Antoni Ignaci Llull Marroig
Scouring Induced by a Confined Propeller Jet nearby a Vertical Quay Structure: Scale Model Tests
Jesus Aaron Macias Lezcano, Antoni Ignaci Llull Marroig, Jochen Aberle
Ship URN Mitigation by Air Injection: Model-scale Experiments and Application to Full-Scale Measurement Data
Thomas Lloyd, Frans Hendrik Lafeber, Johan Bosschers
Further Development and Discrepancy Analysis of the Acoustic Overlapping Mesh Technique
Youjiang Wang, Zhuangtao Yang, Zhenghao Liu, Tao Zhang, Long Yu
Acoustic Signature of a Wetted Propeller in the Wake of a Hydrofoil
Antonio Posa, Riccardo Broglia, Mario Felli
Noise Scaling Method and Applications for Marine Propeller with Isolated Tip Vortex Cavitation
Taegoo Lee, Byoung-Kwon Ahn, Kyoungjun Lee, Youngchul Lee
Upgraded MMG-Methodology to Capture Gate-Rudder Performance Aspects
Norbert Bulten
Quantifying the Influence of Gate Rudder System (GRS) Rudder Angle(s) on Propeller Cavitation
Cagatay Koksal, Ahmet Yusuf Gürkan, Batuhan Aktas, Uğur Oral Ünal, Patrick Fitzsimmons, Noriyuki Sasaki, Emin Korkut, Mehmet Atlar
Study of Rudder Drag in Propeller Slipstream using Segmented Model Rudder
Takashi Kanemaru, Akira Yoshitake, Jun Ando
Gate Rudder System and Ship Design
Noriyuki Sasaki, Mehmet Atlar
Cavitation Prediction by Wake-Dependent Open-Water Interpolation
Thorsten Tillack, Hagen Lippok
Scale Effects on Cavitation on a Hydrofoil
Qais Khraisat, Martin Persson, Marko Vikström, Rickard Bensow
Numerical Study on the Evolution of Vortex Structures at the Propeller Tip and their Influence on Cavitation Inception
Stephan Berger, Rasmus Møller Bering, Max Steden, Keun Woo Shin, Jens Ring Nielsen
Effects of Thickness Manufacturing Tolerance on Cavitation Performance of a Full-Scale Propeller
Shanqin Jin, Heather Peng, Wei Qiu
Experimental Study on Dynamic Forced Pitch Motions of Rigid and Flexible Hydrofoils in Towing Tank
Théo Simonet, Antoine Ducoin, Quentin Rakotomalala, Mathias Riou, Arnaud Merrien, Florent Thiebaut, Camille Yvin
Visualizing Cavitation Inception in Tip Leakage Flow of a Ducted Marine Propeller
Ayush Saraswat, Chintan Panigrahi, Joseph Katz
Model Tests of Surface Piercing Propellers in Open Water Conditions
Jaeheon Kim, Shin-Hyung Rhee
Volumetric Image Processing for Predicting Propeller Roughness Penalties
Mohamed Ahmed Mosaad, Hussien Mohamed Hassan
An Experimental Study on Visualisation and Passive Control of Model Propeller Boundary Layers
Bart Schuiling, Maarten Kerkvliet, Douwe Rijpkema
Unsteady Evolution of a Trailing Vortex Subject to Time-Varying Inflow Boundary Conditions
Mark A. Herndon, Justin W. Jaworski
A Numerical Study on Model Propeller Performance Prediction Including Transitional and Passively Controlled Boundary Layer Considerations
Maarten Kerkvliet, João Baltazar, Bart Schuiling, Luís Eça
Magnetic Based Current Turbine
Joao Victor Padilha da Lima, Antonios Carlos Fernandes, Moustafa Abdel-Maksoud
CFD Simulation of Propeller-Induced Pressure Pulses in the Behind-Hull Condition of a Bulk Carrier
Emre Cilkaya, Heather Peng, Alireza Jahanbakhsh, Lorenzo Moro, Mohammed Islam, Wei Qiu
Investigation of the Erosion Risk and Fluctuating Pressure according to ESD Designs using OpenFOAM
Suneun Kwon, Jaewook Hur, Jeongyong Park
A Normal Numerical Prediction of Cavitation Erosion Risk on Marine Propellers
En-hui Zheng, Yan-tao Cao, Liang-hao Xu, Xiao-xing Peng
Effect of Model-Structural Dynamics on Propeller-Induced Hull Pressure Measurements
Alireza Jahanbakhsh, Emre Cilkaya, Lorenzo Moro, Heather Peng, Mohammed Islam
Neural Networks Based Processing of CFD Data for Supporting the Early Design of Ship Propellers
Maike Strecker, Moustafa Abdel-Maksoud, Martin Scharf
Optimization and Surrogate Modeling of Tip-Rake Propellers
Andreas Arapakopoulos, Claus Abt, Simon Hauschulz, Stefan Harries
Influence of Head Waves Encounter on the KRISO Container Ship (KCS) Propulsion
Hisham Gamal, Mohamed Abbas Kotb, Moustafa Abdel-Maksoud, Tamer Mahmoud Ahmed
Propeller Load Variations for Maneuvering Ships in Waves
Joost Moulijn, Roberto Tonelli, Udai Shipurkar
Direct Numerical Simulation of the Centrifugal Instability-Induced Transition around a Marine Propeller Blade.
Bastien Boudenne, Antoine Ducoin
Model- and Full-Scale Tip-Raked Marine Propellers: Analysis of the Scale Effects In Open Water Conditions
Ginevra Rubino, Moustafa Abdel-Maksoud
Numerical Assessment of Surface Roughness on a Full Scale Propeller
Rui Lopes, Arash Eslamdoost, Rikard Johansson, Seemontini RoyChoudhury, Rickard Bensow
Large Eddy Simulation of the Tip Vortex Interaction for a Ducted Propulsor
Thomas B. Kroll, Krishnan Mahesh
An Investigation into the Effect on Ship Manoeuvring of a Pre-Swirl Duct
Steven Leonard, Lars Lübke
Influence of Leeway on Hull-Propeller-Rudder Interaction using CFD Methods
Yifu Zhang, Saeed Hosseinzadeh, Joseph Banks, Dominic Hudson, Stephen Turnock
Analysis of the Damping and Added Mass Properties of the Marine Propeller
Muhammad Maaz Abbasi, Adhil M. Asif, Lutz Kleinsorge, Gunnar Kistner
Development of an Efficient CFD-Based Procedure with Transition-Sensitive Turbulence Model for Evaluating the Performance of Marine Propellers
Mohamed Fathy Fouad, Mohamed Abbas Kotb, Moustafa Abdel-Maksoud, Moustafa Yasser Moustafa, Tamer Mahmoud Ahmed
Numerical and Experimental Study of a Series of Contra-Rotating Propellers
Jahn Terje Johannessen, Lucia Sileo, Kourosh Koushan, Vladimir Krasilnikov, Simon Froitzheim, Reinhard Schulze
Design Exploration Study with Counter-Rotating Propellers for a Zero-Emission Coaster Vessel
Vladimir Krasilnikov
Flow Control on Propeller Tip Vortex Cavitation through Water Jets
Liushuai Cao, Kang Liu, Decheng Wan
A partial Accelerating Duct over the Marine Propeller
Anirban Bhattacharyya, Kiran Ramesh
Open Water Performance of Two Different Ducted Propellers in Oblique Flow
Negin Donyavizadeh, Rickard Bensow, Arash Eslamdoost
An Experimental Observation on the Interaction of a Hydrofoil Surface on the Free Stream Vortex Cavitation
Yan-tao Cao, Liang-hao Xu, En-hui Zheng, Xiao-xing Peng
Determination of Underwater Radiated Noise of a Marine Propeller Using Different Prediction Methods
Märtha-Luise Wendland, Lutz Kleinsorge, Benjamin Klemstein
Numerical Simulation of Uniform Inflow Propeller Noise Based on Acoustic Analogy Method
Shu-Cheng Zhai, Zi-Ying Xiong, Fang-Wen Hong
Prediction of the Hydroacoustic Emissions of a Twin-Screw Vessel Considering the Phase Angle of the Propellers
Martin Scharf, Ulf Göttsche, Robert Beckmann, Raphael Bévand, Moustafa Abdel-Maksoud
Prediction of Rotor Sails Performance on Large Ore Carrier
Claudio Mueller Prado Sampaio, Kazuo Nishimoto, Felipe Ruggeri, Mariana Lopes Pinto, Philip von Pritzelwitz
An Investigation into the Factors Influencing EEDI's Contribution to Wing Sail-Assisted Technology
Jijun Chen, Ziying Pan, Chaoshan Si, Mo Chen, Wei Wu, Li Chen
An Investigation of Free-Surface Effects on the Dynamics of Two-Dimensional Oscillating Foil Thrusters in Tandem
D.B.S. Lopes, G. Vaz, J.A.C. Falcão de Campos, A.J.N.A. Sarmento
Hybrid Manufacturing of a Hollow Ship's Propeller - Investigations from Material Characterization to Implementation
Christian Klötzer-Freese, Tobias Kruse, Mohamad Khalil, Lars Greitsch
Experimental Investigation on the Flow and Deformation Fields of an Elastic Propeller
Luca Savio, Yngve Jenssen, Pierre-Yves Henri, Giovanni Franzosi
Propeller Design and Dynamic Hull-Propeller Interaction of an XLUUV
Maximilian Kösterke, Jan-Patrick Voß, Malte Riesner, Martin Greve
Reduction of Radiated Propeller Noise of Underwater Vehicles during Acceleration Maneuvers
Moustafa Yasser Moustafa, Mohamed Elgohary, Moustafa Abdel-Maksoud, Mohamed Fathy Fouad, Amany Mohamed

Important Dates

Submission of abstracts due
Acceptance of abstracts mailing date
Submission of papers due
Acceptance of papers mailing date
Early registration deadline
Submission of final paper update due
Symposium - , 2024


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Germany, Europe's most populous nation with an impressive blend of history, economic dynamics and cultural diversity, embodies a fascinating synthesis of tradition and innovation.

As a world-renowned industrial nation, Germany plays a key role in exploring and shaping the future of the maritime industry. Its location in the centre of Europe, with connections to both the North Sea and the Baltic Sea, makes it an ideal location for specialized shipbuilding. The Kiel Canal, the world's busiest artificial waterway, is located in the north of the country and efficiently connects the countries bordering the Baltic Sea with the major industrial centres in western Europe. In addition to tradition and innovation, the German shipbuilding industry has a strong focus on sustainability. Technologies are being developed to optimize energy consumption, reduce emissions and integrate environmentally friendly propulsion systems.

Symposium Venue: Berlin

In spite — or because of — its eventful history, Berlin is a very attractive city with many facets. In addition to museums, memorial sites and exciting architecture, Berlin has numerous shopping miles, restaurants, cafés and recreational opportunities. With an area of around 891 square kilometers and 3.6 million inhabitants, it is the largest city in the country.

Numerous research institutes and universities in and around Berlin, such as the Technical University or ship model basin in Potsdam, are focusing on interdisciplinary cooperation in order to meet the challenges of the maritime future.

The 4-star symposium venue — the Mercure Hotel MOA Berlin — is located within the Moabit district, just a few subway stations from the Reichstag and the Brandenburg Gate.


The symposium venue Mercure Hotel MOA Berlin offers our participants spacious and modern double rooms for single use. We highly recommend to conveniently take advantage of our special conference rates to live here during your stay.

For your convenience we have blocked rooms for the Symposium. As the number of reserved rooms is limited, please book as soon as possible. Once you have registered for participation via our conference tool, please go to Summary of Your Selected Options for additional information on how to take advantage of our special conference rates.

Room rates (incl. breakfast) Early-bird rates1) Regular conference rates2)
Double room for single use EUR 114.00 EUR 124.00
Double room EUR 132.00 EUR 142.00
  1. Early-bird rates: rate per night, reservation before
  2. Regular conference rates: rate per night, reservation after

You will find a description on how to make reservations at the Mercure Hotel MOA Berlin and take advantage of our special conference rates upon registration.

Several other hotels are in the neighbourhood. For more information, please visit the respective websites.


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Most participants will arrive at the Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER), located on the outskirts of Berlin.

The distance to the conference venue and the nearby hotels is roughly 39 km. There are several options to reach the conference venue from the airport:

For guests arriving by train at Berlin main station:

Original Venue: Hurghada, Egypt

Aware of the fact that the current unpredictable situation in the Middle East is causing a feeling of insecurity and uneasiness for most of us. Although Egypt is not immediately involved in the current warfare, we understand and respect the concerns that have been communicated to us.

In view of these very unpleasant circumstances, we have therefore decided to relocate the upcoming smp`24 Symposium to Berlin, Germany. This decision has not been easy for us and we deeply regret disappointing those of you who were looking forward to visiting Egypt and its beautiful Red Sea region. However, we trust that you will understand our decision.

Egypt is located in both Africa and Asia, forming a bridge between the two continents. The sea route between Southeast Asia and Europe and the West Coast of the USA runs via the Suez Canal. Egypt thus remains committed to its role as an important link between the world's cultures.

The cultural history of Egypt dates back to the time of the Pharaohs. Ancient Egypt was one of the first civilisations and strongly influenced later cultures in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The millennia-old architectural monuments in the fertile Nile Valley include the colossal pyramids and the Great Sphinx of Giza, as well as the hieroglyphic-covered walls of the Karnak Temple and the tombs in the Valley of the Kings near Luxor. Shipbuilding in Egypt has a tradition of more than 5000 years.

Registration & Submission

For making the registration and paper submission process as convenient as possible, use the conference tool: Once you have created an account, you can use the tool to upload your abstract/paper, pay the conference fee and even see the status of your paper and payment. Creating this account is free of charge.

A kind request to participants from the EU: In order to reduce the organisational costs, we would be grateful if you could pay the participation fee preferably by bank transfer / wire transfer (than by PayPal).

Workshop Fees

Early (until ) Regular
Participants 850 € 950 €
Authors 750 € 850 €
Students 650 € 750 €
Accompanying Persons 100 € 100 €

All rates include welcome reception, tea-breaks, conference dinner and farewell reception. Rates for regular delegates and students additionally include entrance to all sessions, registration materials and electronic proceedings.

For on-site registration there will be an additional charge of 100 €.

Abstract and Paper Submission

Please use the conference tool for abstract and paper submission: For information on topics, extent, style etc. please refer to the following documents:

For each paper one unique author must participate.




Chair Committee

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Kourosh Koushan Norway
Prof. Dr. Sverre Steen Norway

International Scientific Committee

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Moustafa Abdel-Maksoud Germany
Prof. Dr. Jun Ando Japan
Prof. Dr. Jacques André Astolfi France
Prof. Dr. Mehmet Atlar UK
Prof. Dr. Rickard Bensow Sweden
Prof. Dr. Neil Bose Canada
Dr. Stefano Brizzolara USA
Prof. Dr. John Carlton UK
Prof. Dr. Jose Falcao de Campos Portugal
Dr. Mario Felli Italy
Prof. Dr. Ching-Yeh Hsin Chinese Taipei
Dr. Ki-Han Kim USA
Prof. Dr. Spyros Kinnas USA
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Kourosh Koushan Norway
Prof. Dr. Gerasimos Politis Greece
Prof. Dr. Shin Hyung Rhee Korea
Dr. Francesco Salvatore Italy
Dr. Antonio Sanchez-Caja Finland
Prof. Dr. Sverre Steen Norway
Prof. Dr. Tom van Terwisga Netherlands
Prof. Dr. Brian Veitch Canada
Prof. Dr. Chen-Jun Yang China
Prof. Dr. Yin Lu Young USA

Local Organizing Committee

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ayman Mohamed Port Said University (PSU) Egypt
Prof. Dr. Rawya Yehia Rizk Port Said University (PSU) Egypt
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Laila Kamar Port Said University (PSU) Egypt
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Moustafa Abdel-Maksoud Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH) Germany
Dr.-Ing. Ulf Göttsche Hamburg University of Technology Germany
Helen Ketelsen Hamburg University of Technology Germany
Ole Detlefsen Hamburg University of Technology Germany
Gerrit Olbert Hamburg University of Technology Germany

Port Said University (PSU)

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The University of Port Said (PSU) is an Egyptian state university serving the city of Port Said and the surrounding area. It was established as an independent university in . Previously it was a branch of the Suez Canal University and consists of thirteen faculties. The Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Department at PSU is one of the oldest departments in this field in Egypt. The department grants BSc, MSc, and PhD degrees, in addition to research and consulting, including design, building, and operation of different marine applications and vessels.

Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH)

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The Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH) is one of the newest and most successful universities of technology in Germany. It was founded in with the aim of promoting structural change in the region. Today, 100 professors and around 1200 employees (of whom 614 are research associates) work at TUHH. With approximately 7300 students, there is a healthy staff/student ratio. Amongst Life Sciene Technologies and Green Technologies, Aviation and Maritime Systems is one of three major areas of research the TUHH focusses on.

A special feature of the university is its subdivision into research focuses instead of faculties, which enables closer cooperation between the various institutes. Shipbuilding is one of the university's main areas of research and a leader in Germany in the field of ship and marine technology.

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