Carderock Rotating Arm Tow Tank

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Basic Specifications
Facility Name Carderock Rotating Arm Tow Tank
Overseeing Organization United States Naval Surface Warfare Center
Hydrodynamic Testing Facility Type Tow Tank

Beam(m) 79.2
Depth(m) 6.1
Water Type Freshwater
Cost(per day) Contact POC
Special Physical Features Rotating Arm facility is a circular indoor basin 79.2m in diameter. The arm is a bridge-like structure with a span of 39.3m and pivots on a pedestal in the center of the basin.
Towing Capabilities
Towing Capabilities Yes
Maximum Velocity(m/s) 25.8


Wavemaking Capabilities
Wavemaking Capabilities None










Channel/Tunnel/Flume
Channel/Tunnel/Flume None



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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