Maine Tow Tank

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Basic Specifications
Facility Name Maine Tow Tank
Overseeing Organization University of Maine Hydrodynamics
Hydrodynamic Testing Facility Type Tow Tank
Length(m) 30.5
Beam(m) 2.4
Depth(m) 1.2
Cost(per day) Contact POC
Towing Capabilities
Towing Capabilities Yes
Maximum Velocity(m/s) 3
Length of Effective Tow(m) 27.4
Wavemaking Capabilities
Wavemaking Capabilities Yes
Maximum Wave Height(m) 0.0

Wave Period Range(s) 0.0
Current Velocity Range(m/s) 0.0
Programmable Wavemaking Yes
Wave Direction Uni-Directional
Simulated Beach Yes
Description of Beach Simulated beach is framed with PVC/mesh. Has a 4:9 slope.
Channel/Tunnel/Flume None

Wind Capabilities
Wind Capabilities None

Control and Data Acquisition
Description National Instruments Labview/Compact DAQ - 8 Module platform; Analog I/O, Digital I/O.
Number of channels 32
Bandwidth(kHz) 10
Cameras None

Available Sensors 6-Axis Dynamometer, Acceleration, Displacement, Power conversion effectiveness and generation, Velocity
Data Generation Capability
Real-Time No

Test Services
Test Services Yes
Utility Services Available 208V
On-Site fabrication capability/equipment Milling, CNC, MIG Welding, composite fabrication
Past Pertinent Test Experience Focus has traditionally been on aquaculture and some small boat work; currently tank is primarily used for hydrokinetic energy through testing and validating turbine performance
Special Characteristics
Special Characteristics Yes
Types of Co-located facilities small machine shop

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