Boundary Layer Research Facility

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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



Special Physical Features Closed loop; Test Section Diameter: 0.3 m, Maximum Velocity: 6 m/s.
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 Boundary Layer Research Facility is a unique closed-loop tunnel that uses glycerin as the working fluid. With a viscosity much greater than water, glycerin enlarges boundary layer effects, making this facility uniquely suitable for boundary layer and turbulence research. Test Section Diameter: 0.3 m, Maximum Velocity: 6 m/s.
TEAMER Webpage https://teamer-us.org/product/
Towing Capabilities
Towing Capabilities None


Wavemaking Capabilities
Wavemaking Capabilities None






Channel/Tunnel/Flume
Channel/Tunnel/Flume Yes
Velocity(m/s) 6


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

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