Ohmsett Tow Tank

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Basic Specifications
Facility Name Ohmsett
Overseeing Organization Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE)
Hydrodynamic Testing Facility Type Tow Tank, Wave Basin
Length(m) 203.3
Beam(m) 19.8
Depth(m) 2.44
Water Type Saltwater
Cost(per day) Contact 732.866.7183
Special Physical Features Ohmsett's above ground concrete test tank for allows testing of full-scale and meso-scale equipment under realistic sea environments.
Towing Capabilities
Towing Capabilities Yes
Maximum Velocity(m/s) 3.6

Length of Effective Tow(m) 155.0
Wavemaking Capabilities
Wavemaking Capabilities Yes
Maximum Wave Height(m) 0.9
Maximum Wave Height(m) at Wave Period(s) 4.1
Maximum Wave Length(m) 18
Wave Period Range(s) 4.1
Current Velocity Range(m/s) 3.4
Programmable Wavemaking Yes
Wavemaking Description Programmable frequency and wave length
Wave Direction Uni-Directional
Simulated Beach Yes
Description of Beach Wave dampening at downstream end
Channel/Tunnel/Flume
Channel/Tunnel/Flume None



Wind Capabilities
Wind Capabilities None

Other Characteristics Outdoor tank
Control and Data Acquisition
Description National Instruments LabView
Number of channels 32
Bandwidth(kHz) DC level
Cameras Yes
Number of Color Cameras 3

Description of Camera Types Underwater full-pan
Available Sensors Acceleration, Flow, Turbulence, Velocity
Data Generation Capability
Real-Time No



Test Services
Test Services Yes
Utility Services Available 480 VAC, 3Ph; municipal water; steam; ice and chilling capability
On-Site fabrication capability/equipment On-site machine shop; contracted local machine and fabrication

Special Characteristics
Special Characteristics None

Specializations, Capabilities, and Key
Facility Attributes Not Covered Elsewhere
Available Sensors: Wave height; In-situ Fluorometry; In-situ laser particle size distribution.

Specialized Characteristics: Hazardous materials operations.

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