Carderock Tow Tank 3

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Basic Specifications
Facility Name Carderock Tow Tank 3
Overseeing Organization United States Naval Surface Warfare Center
Hydrodynamic Testing Facility Type Tow Tank
Length(m) 904.6
Beam(m) 6.4
Depth(m) 4.9
Water Type Freshwater
Cost(per day) Contact POC
Special Physical Features Two operable carriages on this basin: Carriage 3 (max towing speed of 15.4 m/s); Carriage 5 (max towing speed of 25.8 m/s)
Towing Capabilities
Towing Capabilities Yes
Maximum Velocity(m/s) 25.8


Wavemaking Capabilities
Wavemaking Capabilities Yes
Maximum Wave Height(m) 0.6

Maximum Wave Length(m) 12.2
Wave Period Range(s) 0.0
Current Velocity Range(m/s) 0.0
Programmable Wavemaking Yes
Wavemaking Description Irregular waves with a spectrum resembling typical ocean wave patterns with appropriate scale reductions.
Wave Direction Uni-Directional
Simulated Beach Yes
Description of Beach The wave absorber spans the full width of the basin at the shallow end opposite the wavemaker dome; the absorbers are a discontinuous 20 degree slope type made up of 7 permeable layers of rectangular precast concrete bar panels resting on an impermeable concrete slab supported by a structural steel framework.
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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