Space Institute Tunnel

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Basic Specifications
Facility Name Space Institute Tunnel
Overseeing Organization University of Tennessee
Hydrodynamic Testing Facility Type Tunnel
Length(m) 1.5
Beam(m) 0.4
Depth(m) 0.5

Cost(per day) ~$1000 (Contact POC for estimate)

Towing Capabilities
Towing Capabilities None



Wavemaking Capabilities
Wavemaking Capabilities None










Channel/Tunnel/Flume
Channel/Tunnel/Flume Yes
Velocity(m/s) 0.9
Recirculating Yes

Wind Capabilities
Wind Capabilities None


Control and Data Acquisition
Description Computer with National Instruments SCXI DAS Chassis
Number of channels 32
Bandwidth(kHz) Varies with number of channels and specific module/board
Cameras Yes



Available Sensors Flow, Strain, Turbulence
Data Generation Capability
Real-Time No



Test Services
Test Services Yes

On-Site fabrication capability/equipment Machine shop and weld shop

Special Characteristics
Special Characteristics Yes
Types of Co-located facilities Small Low Speed (0-250 ft/sec with 14"x20"x42" Test Sect.) and High Speed (Subsonic & Supersonic Nozzles with 8"X8"X 42" Test Sect.) Wind Tunnels.

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