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Chase Tow Tank
Available Sensors Acceleration  + , Displacement  + , Velocity  +
Beam(m) 3.7  +
Cameras Yes  +
Channel/Tunnel/Flume None  +
Current Velocity Range(m/s) 0.0  +
Depth(m) 2.4  +
Description National Instruments LabView-based data acquistion software/components. Optical measurement system for observing kinematics of a model under test in the wave mode.  +
Foaf/Homepage  +
Hydrodynamic Testing Facility Type Tow Tank +
Length(m) 36.6  +
Length of Effective Tow(m) 20.0  +
Maximum Velocity(m/s) 2.5  +
Maximum Wave Height(m) 0.4  +
Maximum Wave Height(m) at Wave Period(s) 3.1  +
Number of Color Cameras 1  +
Number of channels 8  +
On-Site fabrication capability/equipment There is a machine shop in the Laboratory  +
Overseeing Organization University of New Hampshire (JACOEL) +
Past Pertinent Test Experience The people associated with ocean renewable
The people associated with ocean renewable have a great amount of experience with ocean engineering. They have developed a prototype wave energy device and have developed the tidal test instrumentation form and the associated instrumentation. A good deal of this experience was enabled by transferring knowledge gained in offshore aquaculture systems and estuarine dynamics studies.
re systems and estuarine dynamics studies.  +
Programmable Wavemaking Yes  +
Real-Time Yes  +
Sector Hydropower +
Simulated Beach No  +
Special Characteristics None  +
Specializations, Capabilities, and Key Facility Attributes Not Covered Elsewhere  +
TEAMER Capability Component testing, Performance metrics analysis, WEC and TEC hydrodynamics, Array integration, IEC technical specification and design, Test plan design  +
TEAMER Description The UNH Tow and Wave Tank enables research
The UNH Tow and Wave Tank enables research where test bodies can be towed, subjected to wave action, or both. It is 3.66 m wide, 2.44 m deep, and 36.6m long. The tow carriage can achieve tow speeds up to 2 m/s for turbine testing and the tow system provides highly accurate control of acceleration, velocity and position. A low-drag hydrokinetic turbine test bed with a submerged frame made from NACA 0020 struts is used to test turbines up to nominally 1m diameter for both cross-flow and axial-flow turbines, enabling high Reynolds number testing at reasonable blockage. The wave maker can generate waves with 1-5 s periods up to 0.4 m wave height (regular waves, various random seas spectra), and the tank is equipped with a wave-energy-absorbing geo-textile beach. Capabilities include: Component testing, Performance metrics analysis, WEC and TEC hydrodynamics, Array integration, IEC technical specification and design, Test plan design.
pecification and design, Test plan design.  +
TEAMER Facility Yes  +
TEAMER Facility Type Tank/Basin  +
TEAMER Webpage  +
Towing Capabilities Yes  +
Water Type Freshwater  +
Wave Direction Uni-Directional  +
Wave Period Range(s) 3.1  +
Wavemaking Capabilities Yes  +
Wind Capabilities None  +
Categories Testing Facilities
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