Carderock Rotating Arm Tow Tank

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Basic Specifications
Overseeing Organization Naval Surface Warfare Center (Carderock)
Hydrodynamic Testing Facility Type Tow Tank
Testing Capability Type Device and Array
Testing Capability Flow Dynamics, Components, Performance, Extreme Events
Beam(m) 79.2
Depth(m) 6.1
Water Type Freshwater
Special Physical Features Rotating Arm facility is a circular indoor basin 79.2m in diameter. The arm is a bridge-like structure with a span of 39.3m and pivots on a pedestal in the center of the basin.
Participation in TEAMER
TEAMER Facility No



Towing Capabilities
Towing Capabilities Yes
Maximum Velocity(m/s) 25.8


Wavemaking Capabilities
Wavemaking Capabilities None






Channel/Tunnel/Flume
Channel/Tunnel/Flume None


Wind Capabilities
Wind Capabilities None


Control and Data Acquisition
Cameras None



Data Generation Capability
Real-Time No


Test Services
Special Characteristics
Special Characteristics None


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