Ohmsett Tow Tank

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Logo: Ohmsett
Basic Specifications
Facility Name Ohmsett
Overseeing Organization Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE)
Hydrodynamic Testing Facility Type Tow Tank, Wave Basin
Length(m) 203.3
Beam(m) 19.8
Depth(m) 2.44
Water Type Saltwater
Cost(per day) Contact 732.866.7183
Special Physical Features Accommodates full and meso-scale equipment under realistic sea environment, multiple traveling bridges, underwater video, computer controlled bridge and wave generator settings, onsite fabrication, viewing windows, scuba diver support, test equipment integration support.
Towing Capabilities
Towing Capabilities Yes (±0.005 m/s)
Maximum Velocity(m/s) 3.1
Length of Effective Tow(m) 160
Wavemaking Capabilities
Wavemaking Capabilities Yes
Maximum Wave Height(m) 0.9 (H1/3)
Maximum Wave Height(m) at Wave Period(s) 2.2
Maximum Wave Length(m) 25
Wave Period Range(s) 1.3 - 6.0
Current Velocity Range(m/s) 0
Programmable Wavemaking Yes: Menu driven/user defined
Wavemaking Description Programmable amplitude, frequency & wave length; 59 cm height (H1/3 at 7 meter wave length); 83 cm height

(H1/3 Harbor Chop); Wave length up to 30 meters

Wave Direction Uni-Directional
Simulated Beach Yes
Description of Beach Wave damping at downstream end
Channel/Tunnel/Flume
Channel/Tunnel/Flume None


Wind Capabilities
Wind Capabilities None
Other Characteristics Outdoor tank
Control and Data Acquisition
Description National Instruments LabView
Number of channels 32
Bandwidth(kHz) DC level
Cameras Yes
Number of Color Cameras 3
Description of Camera Types Underwater full-pan, tilt, zoom with data overlay
Available Sensors Acceleration, Flow, Turbulence, Velocity, force, temperature, other by request
Data Generation Capability
Real-Time No


Test Services
Test Services Yes
Utility Services Available 480 VAC, 3Ph; municipal water; steam; ice and chilling capability
On-Site fabrication capability/equipment On-site machine shop; contracted local machine and fabrication
Special Characteristics
Special Characteristics None
Specializations, Capabilities, and Key
Facility Attributes Not Covered Elsewhere
Available Sensors: Wave height; In-situ Fluorometry; In-situ laser particle size distribution.

Specialized Characteristics: Hazardous materials operations.

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