Carderock Circulating Water Channel

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Basic Specifications
Facility Name Carderock Circulating Water Channel
Overseeing Organization United States Naval Surface Warfare Center
Hydrodynamic Testing Facility Type Channel
Length(m) 18.3
Beam(m) 6.7
Depth(m) 2.7
Water Type Freshwater
Cost(per day) Contact POC
Special Physical Features The Circulating Water Channel is a vertical plane, open to the atmosphere test section with a free surface in a closed recirculating water circuit, variable speed, rectangular cross-sectional shape facility. There are 10 large viewing windows on either side of the test section at different elevations and 9 in the bottom; movable bridge spans the test section for ease and versatility in mounting models, rigging bridge is capable of taking towing loads at any one of numerous points up to 35,584 N
Towing Capabilities
Towing Capabilities None

Wavemaking Capabilities
Wavemaking Capabilities None

Channel/Tunnel/Flume Yes
Velocity(m/s) 5.2

Wind Capabilities
Wind Capabilities None

Control and Data Acquisition
Cameras None

Data Generation Capability
Real-Time No

Test Services
Test Services None

Special Characteristics
Special Characteristics None

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