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Penn Reverberant Tank
Available Sensors Acoustics  + , Pressure Range(psi)  + , Thermal  + , Vibration  +
Bandwidth(kHz) 500  +
Beam(m) 5.3  +
Cameras None  +
Channel/Tunnel/Flume None  +
Cost(per day) Contact POC  +
Data Comparison to Computational Models Numerous Naval propulsor prototype designs with verification and Validation studies.  +
Depth(m) 5.5  +
Description LDS/Nicolet Digital recorder, 16-bit  +
Hydrodynamic Testing Facility Type Reverberant Tank +
Integrated Display/Graphics Microsoft Windows based systems  +
Length(m) 7.9  +
Name Penn Reverberant Tank  +
Number of channels 16  +
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 Hydrodynamics +
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  +
Real-Time Yes  +
Sector Hydropower +
Special Physical Features Structurally isolated hydrodynamic acousti
Structurally isolated hydrodynamic acoustics testing. Lined with an absorber on four sides and bottom with three 0.5x0.5 meter underwater viewing ports. Mechanical oscillation of a small-scale test unit-simulation of oscillating flow for wave or tidal excitation.
llating flow for wave or tidal excitation.  +
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  +
Test Services Yes  +
Towing Capabilities None  +
Types of Co-located facilities Tunnels  +
Utility Services Available CFD, structural and flow acoustics and vibration  +
Water Type Freshwater  +
Wavemaking Capabilities None  +
Wind Capabilities None  +
Categories Testing Facilities
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