Pump Test Loop

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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


Water Type Freshwater
Special Physical Features Pump Size: up to 224 kWatt, Auxiliary Pump: 93 kWatt, Pressure Range: up to 1 MPa.
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 Pump Test Loop facility was constructed to provide a research facility for the measurement of pump hydrodynamic and hydroacoustic performance [3]. Specifically designed to limit background noise and vibration, the Pump Test Loop is reconfigurable and capable of supporting up to a 224 kWatt test pump. Pump Size: up to 224 kWatt, Auxiliary Pump: 93 kWatt, Pressure Range: up to 1 MPa.
TEAMER Webpage https://teamer-us.org/product/
Towing Capabilities
Towing Capabilities None


Wavemaking Capabilities
Wavemaking Capabilities None






Channel/Tunnel/Flume
Channel/Tunnel/Flume Yes


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

Hydro | Hydrodynamic Testing Facilities