THE HIGH-SPEED BASIN AND INSTRUMENTATION AT THE DAVID TAYLOR MODEL BASIN.
DAVID TAYLOR MODEL BASIN WASHINGTON DC
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The 2968-ft high-speed model basin and several instrumentation systems used for testing a wide variety of models such as full-scale torpedoes towed and self-propelled, hydrofoils, planing boats, pumpjets, propellers, and other highspeed vehicles are described. Information concerning the basin towing carriages and propulsion, force, and speed measuring instrumentation is presented. Typical test procedures and usage of the carriages are discussed. New instrumentation nearing completion, which will greatly extend the high-speed basin testing capabilities, is described.
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods