Alden Tow Tank

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Basic Specifications
Facility Name Alden Tow Tank
Overseeing Organization Alden Research Laboratory, Inc
Hydrodynamic Testing Facility Type Tow Tank
Length(m) 30.5
Beam(m) 1.2
Depth(m) 1.2
Water Type Freshwater
Cost(per day) Depends on study

Towing Capabilities
Towing Capabilities Yes

Wavemaking Capabilities
Wavemaking Capabilities None

Channel/Tunnel/Flume None

Wind Capabilities
Wind Capabilities Yes
Wind Velocity Range(m/s) Designed as needed for study objectives
Other Characteristics Point measurement capability
Control and Data Acquisition
Description Differential pressure transducers, acoustic profiling, propeller meters, load cells, computer data acquisition systems.
Number of channels Designed as needed

Cameras Yes
Number of Color Cameras 2

Description of Camera Types Fully-submersible; multiplexor for four cameras; digital recording from all cameras; digital handheld
Available Sensors Acceleration, Acoustics, Displacement, Flow, Power conversion effectiveness and generation, Thermal, Velocity, Vibration
Data Generation Capability
Real-Time Yes
Data Comparison to Computational Models Velocity, flow characteristics
Integrated Display/Graphics Lab View, Test Point

Test Services
Test Services Yes
Utility Services Available 110 V to 480 V, 3 phase
On-Site fabrication capability/equipment Full on-site carpentry, machine, and instrumentation shops
Past Pertinent Test Experience *Tank installed, tow carriage not yet designed
Special Characteristics
Special Characteristics None

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