12in Water Tunnel

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Basic Specifications
Overseeing Organization Pennsylvania State University (Applied Research Laboratory)
Hydrodynamic Testing Facility Type Tunnel
Testing Capability Type Device and Array, Environment and Ecology, Structural
Testing Capability Flow Dynamics, Acoustics, Performance, Loads

Water Type Freshwater
Special Physical Features Closed loop; est Section: 0.305 m (circular) or 0.5 m x 0.11m (rectangular), Maximum Velocity: 24 m/s, Pressure Range: 20 kPa – 138 kPa absolute.
Participation in TEAMER
TEAMER Facility Yes
TEAMER Facility Type Tunnel
TEAMER Capability Component and power testing, Composite blade testing, Composite structure (non-blade) design and testing, Composite structure (non-blade) testing, Control systems engineering support, Finite element analysis (FEA) modeling, Fluid-structure interaction modeling, General component testing, High Performance Computing (HPC), Indoor water channel or flume testing, Mooring dynamics simulation, Power-take-off testing, Smooth particle hydrodynamics, Turbine hydrodynamics, WEC hydrodynamics, Array integration modeling, High-fidelity CFD
TEAMER Description The 12” Water Tunnel, constructed in 1951, supports smaller-scale hydrodynamic testing and basic research experiments. This facility is a variable speed, variable pressure, air content controlled closed circuit, closed jet recirculating water tunnel. The test section can be configured with both circular and rectangular test sections. Test Section: 0.305 m (circular) or 0.5 m x 0.11m (rectangular), Maximum Velocity: 24 m/s, Pressure Range: 20 kPa – 138 kPa absolute.
TEAMER Webpage https://teamer-us.org/product/
Towing Capabilities
Towing Capabilities None

Wavemaking Capabilities
Wavemaking Capabilities None

Channel/Tunnel/Flume Yes
Velocity(m/s) 24

Wind Capabilities
Control and Data Acquisition
Data Generation Capability
Test Services
Special Characteristics

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