Ice Towing Tank

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Basic Specifications
Facility Name Ice Towing Tank
Overseeing Organization University of Iowa
Hydrodynamic Testing Facility Type Tow Tank
Length(m) 21.2
Beam(m) 5.0
Depth(m) 1.3

Cost(per day) Contact POC
Special Physical Features Specialized for cold regions research, room temperature can be decreased to -10°F
Towing Capabilities
Towing Capabilities Yes
Maximum Velocity(m/s) 0.5

Length of Effective Tow(m) 15.0
Wavemaking Capabilities
Wavemaking Capabilities None










Channel/Tunnel/Flume
Channel/Tunnel/Flume None



Wind Capabilities
Wind Capabilities None


Control and Data Acquisition
Cameras Yes


Description of Camera Types Underwater
Available Sensors Acoustics, Thermal, Turbulence, Velocity
Data Generation Capability
Real-Time Yes



Test Services
Test Services Yes

On-Site fabrication capability/equipment Machine shop, carpenter shop, welding shop, instrumentation and electronics shop
Past Pertinent Test Experience Frazil ice accumulation on submerged screens
Special Characteristics
Special Characteristics None


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