Richmond Field Station Tow Tank

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Basic Specifications
Facility Name Richmond Field Station Tow Tank
Overseeing Organization University of California, Berkeley
Hydrodynamic Testing Facility Type Tow Tank
Length(m) 67.0
Beam(m) 2.4
Depth(m) 1.7
Water Type Freshwater
Cost(per day) Contact POC
Special Physical Features Glass observation station, suitable for optical access
Towing Capabilities
Towing Capabilities Yes
Maximum Velocity(m/s) 5

Length of Effective Tow(m) 50.0
Wavemaking Capabilities
Wavemaking Capabilities Yes
Maximum Wave Height(m) 0.3

Maximum Wave Length(m) 2
Wave Period Range(s) 0.0
Current Velocity Range(m/s) 0.0
Programmable Wavemaking Yes
Wavemaking Description Waveform can be programmed
Wave Direction Both
Simulated Beach Yes
Description of Beach Convex corrugated sheet
Channel/Tunnel/Flume
Channel/Tunnel/Flume None



Wind Capabilities
Wind Capabilities None


Control and Data Acquisition
Description PC-based systems customized for each experiment
Number of channels PC-based: 8, 16
Bandwidth(kHz) 200+
Cameras Yes


Description of Camera Types PIV and flow visualization cameras, CCD
Available Sensors Acceleration, Velocity
Data Generation Capability
Real-Time Yes
Data Comparison to Computational Models Numerous PhD theses involved experimental components that were carried out at the facility
Integrated Display/Graphics PC-based

Test Services
Test Services Yes


Past Pertinent Test Experience Vortex, drag, wave
Special Characteristics
Special Characteristics None


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