ISA is your consultant for all questions regarding ship hydrodynamics and propulsion.
Head of ISA is Eckhard Praefke who has many years of experience in the area of ship hydrodynamics. Ship propulsion units are designed and evaluated on the basis of modern numerical tools (FEA, CFD).
Professional Experience Eckhard Praefke
After finishing his studies in naval architecture and mechanical engineering in Hannover and Hamburg he started his professional career at the Hamburg ship model basin (HSVA).
In 15 years he gained extensive experience with all categories of ships. Apart from planning, execution and analysis of model tests in commercial and research projects, the design of ship propellers became his main focus.
Since 2001 Eckhard Praefke is responsible for all propeller designs at Schaffran Propeller + Service GmbH.