Towing Tank

Discussion in 'Hydrodynamics and Aerodynamics' started by vikram, Aug 1, 2014.

  1. vikram
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    vikram vikram

    Hi Everyone.
    I'm doing a small towing tank project(20*2m) for an university.It involves designing and construction of a towing tank with the least amount. I would be very glad if anyone would help me in this.
     
  2. Leo Lazauskas
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    Of what?
     
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  6. Manfred.pech
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    Did you start working and tank testing with your students and have you got any interesting results?

    @DCockey thank you for the interesting link!
     
  7. AndySGray
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    Ensure a good solid construction and careful location (consider failure modes)- failure in one of the end walls of a 20x2x1 tank would launch a 40 ton mini tsunami...

    There is a story of a small boat show where they used a large outdoor 'temporary' swimming pool for remote control boats - with hindsight it probably ought not to have been uphill from the stand selling self inflating life jackets... :rolleyes:

    Depending on local regs you may also have to notify your local fire brigade too - 10,000 gallons could be a real life saver in an emergency.
     
  8. Ad Hoc
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    After several typhoons, I had to drain the tank last month to do some minor repairs to the ground and tank. Being exposed to extremes in weather doesn't help!
     

  9. vikram
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    vikram vikram

    Thank u guys for your advice. I'm doing towing tank in a swimming pool. Actually dividing some part of it into the tank.
     
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