MANSIM is currently a ship motion code but considered as a first step toward autonomous ships. The code is continuously developed to cover new aspects of ship motions and the final goal of this project is to serve "brains for ships". In its current state, its highlights are as follows:

  • contains a wide range of empirical relation from the literature.
  • benefits from the modular structure of the mathematical model: forces and moments from the ship or external disturbances can be discretely handled.
  • can present real-time ship motions in the horizontal plane.
  • offers flexibility to expand the code to marine guidance navigation and control.

Journal Articles


-Theoretical background and application of MANSIM for ship maneuvering simulations

Ocean Engineering, 192, 106239 (2019)

Omer Faruk SUKAS, Omer Kemal KINACI, Sakir BAL

-System based prediction of maneuvering performance of twin-propeller and twin-rudder ship using a modular mathematical model

Applied Ocean Research, 84, 145-162 (2019)

Omer Faruk SUKAS, Omer Kemal KINACI, Sakir BAL

-Self-propulsion estimations for a bulk carrier

Ships and Offshore Structures, 14(7),656-663

Metin Kemal GOKCE, Omer Kemal KINACI, Ahmet Dursun ALKAN


-On self-propulsion assessment of marine vehicles

Brodogradnja, 69(4), 29-51, (2018)

Omer Kemal KINACI, Metin Kemal GOKCE, Ahmet Dursun ALKAN, Abdi KUKNER

-Numerical simulations of free roll decay of DTMB 5415

Ocean Engineering, 159, 539-551, (2018)

Metin Kemal GOKCE, Omer Kemal KINACI


-Hydrodynamic assessment of planing hulls using overset grids

Applied Ocean Research, Vol. 65, pp. 35-46, (2017)

Omer Faruk SUKAS, Omer Kemal KINACI, Ferdi CAKICI, Metin Kemal GOKCE

-Prediction of the vertical motions of DTMB 5415 ship using different numerical approaches

Brodogradnja, Vol. 66, No. 2, pp. 29-44, (2017)

Ferdi CAKICI, Omer Faruk SUKAS, Omer Kemal KINACI, Ahmet Dursun ALKAN


-Prediction of wave resistance by a RANSE based CFD approach

Journal of Engineering for the Maritime Environment, Vol. 230, No. 3, pp. 531-548, (2016)

Omer Kemal KINACI, Omer Faruk SUKAS, Sakir BAL


-A computational hydrodynamic analysis of Duisburg Test Case with free surface and propeller

Brodogradnja, Vol. 66, No. 4, pp. 23-38, (2015)

Omer Kemal KINACI, Metin Kemal GOKCE


-On propeller characteristics for DTC Post-Panamax Container Ship

International Journal of Ocean System Engineering, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 77-89, (2013)

Omer Kemal KINACI, Abdi KUKNER, Sakir BAL