Ship Towing Tank

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Basic Specifications
Facility Name Ship Towing Tank
Overseeing Organization University of Iowa
Hydrodynamic Testing Facility Type Tow Tank
Length(m) 100.0
Beam(m) 3.0
Depth(m) 3.0

Cost(per day) Contact POC
Special Physical Features Towed 3DPIV; contactless motion tracking; free surface measurement mapping
Towing Capabilities
Towing Capabilities Yes
Maximum Velocity(m/s) 3

Length of Effective Tow(m) 75.0
Wavemaking Capabilities
Wavemaking Capabilities Yes
Maximum Wave Height(m) 0.2
Maximum Wave Height(m) at Wave Period(s) 2.0
Maximum Wave Length(m) 6
Wave Period Range(s) 0.0
Current Velocity Range(m/s) 0.0
Programmable Wavemaking Yes
Wavemaking Description Fully programmable using LabView for regular or irregular waves
Wave Direction Uni-Directional
Simulated Beach Yes
Description of Beach Three layers of fibergrate at downstream end of tank
Channel/Tunnel/Flume Yes

Wind Capabilities
Wind Capabilities Yes
Wind Velocity Range(m/s) 10
Other Characteristics Wind is provided from a special moving carriage
Control and Data Acquisition
Description Analog data acquistion
Number of channels 16

Cameras Yes
Number of Color Cameras 1

Description of Camera Types Standard digital
Available Sensors Acceleration, Acoustics, Displacement, Flow, Pressure Range(psi), 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 Resistance and propulsion, seakeeping, maneuvering
Special Characteristics
Special Characteristics None

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