Carderock Large Cavitation Tunnel

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Basic Specifications
Facility Name Carderock Large Cavitation Tunnel
Overseeing Organization United States Naval Surface Warfare Center
Hydrodynamic Testing Facility Type Tunnel
Length(m) 13.1
Beam(m) 3.0
Depth(m) 3.0
Water Type Freshwater
Cost(per day) Contact POC
Special Physical Features The Large Cavitation Channel was designed as a variable pressure, recirculating, cavitation tunnel with a very low acoustic background level; test section pressure: 3.5-414 kPa (0.03 to 4 atmospheres, 0.5 to 60 psia); air content: 10% to 100% saturation
Towing Capabilities
Towing Capabilities None



Wavemaking Capabilities
Wavemaking Capabilities None










Channel/Tunnel/Flume
Velocity(m/s) 18
Recirculating Yes

Wind Capabilities
Wind Capabilities None


Control and Data Acquisition
Cameras None



Available Sensors Pressure Range(psi)
Data Generation Capability
Real-Time No



Test Services
Test Services None



Special Characteristics
Special Characteristics None


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