Carderock Subsonic Wind Tunnel

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Basic Specifications
Facility Name Carderock Subsonic Wind Tunnel
Overseeing Organization United States Naval Surface Warfare Center
Hydrodynamic Testing Facility Type Tunnel
Length(m) 4.3
Beam(m) 3.0
Depth(m) 2.4
Water Type Freshwater
Cost(per day) Contact POC
Special Physical Features The Subsonic Wind Tunnel is a continuous flow, closed-circuit facility with a closed jet test section. Test models may be supported by strut mounts using the external balance or by sting mounts using any of a wide selection of internal strain gauge balances. Adjustable surface planes are available for simulation of ground or water surfaces. Full-width floor and ceiling turntables provide additional flexibility in model mounting and manipulation.
Towing Capabilities
Towing Capabilities None



Wavemaking Capabilities
Wavemaking Capabilities None










Channel/Tunnel/Flume
Channel/Tunnel/Flume Yes
Velocity(m/s) 83.8
Recirculating Yes

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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