Design of Towing Tank

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by henry714, Jun 6, 2008.

  1. yachty4000
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    yachty4000 Junior Member

    I would e-mail barry at work if you haven't already done so. The Unit has designed dynamometers for a number of towing tanks around the World they are the experts at this stuff.
  2. CTechMetrology
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    CTechMetrology New Member

    Optical 6D measurements

    Hi Henry,

    We can help out with the 6DOF (position and orientation) measurements of the model.
    We supply software, hardware as well as rental services for dynamic ship model tracking in wavebassins.

    If you need any assistance, or have any questions, then drop me a mail.

    Best regards,

  3. Submarine Tom

    Submarine Tom Previous Member


    You did see the date on the posts you've responded to, right?
  4. SamSam
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    SamSam Senior Member

    Why do testing tanks have to be long tanks of stationary water that the model moves through? Why not a small tank where the model is stationary and the water moves, like an "endless swimming pool"? This is probably too rough, but a smooth laminar flow of water could be created easily. Waves might be a problem, but maybe not.

    It would seem to save all that space and enclosing building and eliminate that huge traveling gantry thing.


    Or, how about a circular towing tank that might take less room than a regular hundreds of meter long test tank and could keep going forever instead of stopping at the end of the tank?

  5. CTechMetrology
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    CTechMetrology New Member

    Gosh Tom,

    how did it get so late so soon...
    The question is maybe old, but the answer is still actual


  6. Submarine Tom

    Submarine Tom Previous Member

    Oh good.

    Just checking, phew...

  7. tinhorn
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    tinhorn Senior Member

    How does one get a job like this?
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