Chase Tow Tank

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Basic Specifications
Facility Name Chase Tow Tank
Overseeing Organization University of New Hampshire Hydrodynamics
Hydrodynamic Testing Facility Type Tow Tank
Length(m) 36.6
Beam(m) 3.7
Depth(m) 2.4
Cost(per day) Contact POC
Towing Capabilities
Towing Capabilities Yes
Maximum Velocity(m/s) 2.5
Length of Effective Tow(m) 20.0
Wavemaking Capabilities
Wavemaking Capabilities Yes
Maximum Wave Height(m) 0.4
Maximum Wave Height(m) at Wave Period(s) 3.1
Wave Period Range(s) 3.1
Current Velocity Range(m/s) 0.0
Programmable Wavemaking Yes
Wave Direction Uni-Directional
Simulated Beach No
Channel/Tunnel/Flume None

Wind Capabilities
Wind Capabilities None

Control and Data Acquisition
Description National Instruments LabView-based data acquistion software/components. Optical measurement system for observing kinematics of a model under test in the wave mode.
Number of channels 8
Cameras Yes
Number of Color Cameras 1

Available Sensors Acceleration, Displacement, Velocity
Data Generation Capability
Real-Time Yes

Test Services
Test Services Yes
On-Site fabrication capability/equipment There is a machine shop in the Laboratory
Past Pertinent Test Experience The people associated with ocean renewable have a great amount of experience with ocean engineering. They have developed a prototype wave energy device and have developed the tidal test instrumentation form and the associated instrumentation. A good deal of this experience was enabled by transferring knowledge gained in offshore aquaculture systems and estuarine dynamics studies.
Special Characteristics
Special Characteristics None

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