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Use of water towing tanks for aerodynamics and hydrodynamicsWind tunnels and flumes have become standard laboratory tools for modeling a variety of aerodynamic and hydrodynamic flow problems. Less available, although by no means less useful, are facilities in which a model can be towed (or propelled) through air or water. This article emphasizes the use of the water towing tank as an experimental tool for aerodynamic and hydrodynamic studies. Its advantages and disadvantages over other flow rigs are discussed, and its usefullness is illustrated through many examples of research results obtained over the past few years in a typical towing tank facility.
Document ID
19880013765
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Gadelhak, Mohamed (Notre Dame Univ. IN, United States)
Date Acquired
September 5, 2013
Publication Date
June 1, 1987
Publication Information
Publication: AGARD, Aerodynamic and Related Hydrodynamic Studies Using Water Facilities
Subject Category
FLUID MECHANICS AND HEAT TRANSFER
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAS1-18213
CONTRACT_GRANT: N00014-81-C-0453
CONTRACT_GRANT: F49620-82-C-0020
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAS1-18292
CONTRACT_GRANT: NSF ISI-85-60825
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