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48in Garfield Thomas Water Tunnel
Available Sensors Acceleration  + , Acoustics  + , Displacement  + , Flow  + , Power conversion effectiveness and generation  + , Pressure Range(psi)  + , Thermal  + , Turbulence  + , Velocity  + , Vibration  +
Bandwidth(kHz) 100  +
Beam(m) 1.2  +
Cameras Yes  +
Channel/Tunnel/Flume Yes  +
Data Comparison to Computational Models Numerous Naval propulsor prototype designs with verification and Validation studies.  +
Depth(m) 1.2  +
Description National Instruments steady 24 bit  +
Description of Camera Types Basler color and BW high speed cameras - synchronized with analog A-D NI data acquisitions systems  +
Foaf/Homepage  +
Hydrodynamic Testing Facility Type Tunnel +
Integrated Display/Graphics Microsoft Windows based systems  +
Length(m) 4.3  +
Number of Color Cameras 1  +
Number of channels 80  +
On-Site fabrication capability/equipment Mutli-axis, NC machining; Unigraphics CAD; Prototype device design and manufacture; instrument design and manufacture  +
Other Data Capabilites State-of-the-art non-invasive flow diagnostics (PIV,LDV, LIF, flow visualization, optical vibrometry), dynomometer design and manufacture, advanced data analysis, regulatory quality testing and data analysis.  +
Overseeing Organization Pennsylvania State University (Applied Research Laboratory) +
Past Pertinent Test Experience Design, manufacture and test hydrodynamic turbomachinery for Naval applications; powering and energy extraction testing; material testing in cavitating environments; hydro and structural acoustic/vibration analysis and testing; advanced flow diagnostics  +
Pressure Range(Psi) Mar-60  +
Real-Time Yes  +
Recirculating Yes  +
Sector Hydropower +
Special Characteristics Yes  +
Special Physical Features Closed loop; Turbulence level = 0.1%; Pressure range = 3-60psi; Controlled cavitation = # >0.1; Control Air content = >1ppm per mole  +
Specializations, Capabilities, and Key Facility Attributes Not Covered Elsewhere Naval hydrodynamics, device health monitoring, composites R&D and manufacture, power systems; materials R&D with emphasis on marine environment survivability  +
TEAMER Capability Component and power testing, Composite bla
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
ay integration modeling, High-fidelity CFD  +
TEAMER Description The Garfield Thomas Water Tunnel was const
The Garfield Thomas Water Tunnel was constructed to provide a large scale, high speed facility for hydrodynamic testing of underwater vehicles, systems and devices. The facility was designed for flow, acoustics, cavitation and flow induced structural response testing. This facility is a variable speed, variable pressure, air content controlled closed circuit, closed jet recirculating water tunnel. Test Section Diameter: 1.22 m, Maximum Velocity: 18 m/s, Pressure Range: 20 kPa – 138 kPa absolute.
Pressure Range: 20 kPa – 138 kPa absolute.  +
TEAMER Facility Yes  +
TEAMER Facility Type Tunnel  +
TEAMER Webpage  +
Testing Capability Flow Dynamics + , Acoustics + , Performance + , Loads +
Testing Capability Type Device and Array + , Environment and Ecology + , Structural +
Towing Capabilities None  +
Types of Co-located facilities Smaller tunnel; reverberant tank  +
Utility Services Available CFD, structural and flow acoustics and vibration  +
Velocity(m/s) 18  +
Water Type Freshwater  +
Wavemaking Capabilities None  +
Wind Capabilities None  +
Categories Testing Facilities
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