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Davidson Laboratory Tow Tank
Available Sensors Acceleration  + , Acoustics  + , Displacement  + , Flow  + , Power conversion effectiveness and generation  + , Pressure Range(psi)  + , Turbulence  + , Velocity  +
Bandwidth(kHz) .025 typical; can measure at higher frequencies if needed  +
Beam(m) 4.9  +
Cameras Yes  +
Channel/Tunnel/Flume None  +
Cost(per day) Contact POC  +
Current Velocity Range(m/s) 0.0  +
Data Comparison to Computational Models Comparisons to validate and improve CFD models are made periodically.  +
Depth(m) 2.0  +
Description of Beach Porous metal beach at a fixed slope of about 12 degrees  +
Description of Camera Types Digital still cameras; over water video  +
Hydrodynamic Testing Facility Type Tow Tank +
Integrated Display/Graphics Standard PC-based tools  +
Length(m) 97.5  +
Length of Effective Tow(m) 30.5  +
Maximum Velocity(m/s) 18.3  +
Maximum Wave Height(m) 0.5  +
Maximum Wave Height(m) at Wave Period(s) 4.0  +
Maximum Wave Length(m) 15.2  +
Name Davidson Laboratory Tow Tank  +
Number of Color Cameras 2  +
Number of channels 16  +
On-Site fabrication capability/equipment Fully equipped machine shop with CNC capability  +
Overseeing Organization Stevens Institute of Technology +
Past Pertinent Test Experience Testing all types of ocean going vehicles, fixed structures, wave energy devices for the past 60 years.  +
Programmable Wavemaking Yes  +
Real-Time Yes  +
Sector Hydropower +
Simulated Beach Yes  +
Special Characteristics Yes  +
Specializations, Capabilities, and Key Facility Attributes Not Covered Elsewhere PIV system for flow field measurement; in-house divers for installation and retrieval as needed  +
Test Services Yes  +
Towing Capabilities Yes  +
Types of Co-located facilities A 75x75x5ft basin with a rotating arm  +
Water Type Freshwater  +
Wave Direction Uni-Directional  +
Wave Period Range(s) 4.0  +
Wavemaking Capabilities Yes  +
Wavemaking Description Menu driven selection of standard spectra or user specified  +
Wind Capabilities None  +
Categories Testing Facilities
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