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Carderock Tow Tank 3
Beam(m) 6.4  +
Cameras None  +
Channel/Tunnel/Flume None  +
Cost(per day) Contact POC  +
Current Velocity Range(m/s) 0.0  +
Depth(m) 4.9  +
Description of Beach The wave absorber spans the full width of
The wave absorber spans the full width of the basin at the shallow end opposite the wavemaker dome; the absorbers are a discontinuous 20 degree slope type made up of 7 permeable layers of rectangular precast concrete bar panels resting on an impermeable concrete slab supported by a structural steel framework.
supported by a structural steel framework.  +
Hydrodynamic Testing Facility Type Tow Tank +
Length(m) 904.6  +
Maximum Velocity(m/s) 25.8  +
Maximum Wave Height(m) 0.6  +
Maximum Wave Length(m) 12.2  +
Name Carderock Tow Tank 3  +
Overseeing Organization United States Naval Surface Warfare Center +
Programmable Wavemaking Yes  +
Real-Time No  +
Sector Hydropower +
Simulated Beach Yes  +
Special Characteristics None  +
Special Physical Features Two operable carriages on this basin: Carriage 3 (max towing speed of 15.4 m/s); Carriage 5 (max towing speed of 25.8 m/s)  +
Test Services None  +
Towing Capabilities Yes  +
Water Type Freshwater  +
Wave Direction Uni-Directional  +
Wave Period Range(s) 0.0  +
Wavemaking Capabilities Yes  +
Wavemaking Description Irregular waves with a spectrum resembling typical ocean wave patterns with appropriate scale reductions.  +
Wind Capabilities None  +
Categories Testing Facilities
Modification date
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22:08:59, 25 April 2013  +
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