New Towing Facilities at Memorial University of Newfoundland,
MEMORIAL UNIV OF NEWFOUNDLAND ST JOHN'S
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A towing carriage which is being installed on an existing 61m x 4.6m x 2.4m wave-tank at Memorial Univ. of Newfoundland., is the first towing carriage of this kind and size at a Canadian university. It will support the new educational program in shipbuilding engineering and research work in the area of ship and marine hydrodynamics. The facilities can be used by undergraduate students for experimental work, by graduate students for thesis projects and by the faculty for contracted and academic research. With the maximum acceleration and maximum velocity of the carriage being 2.0 msecsec and 5.0 msec, respectively, together with the wave-making capability of the tank, a wide range of hydrodynamic research can be performed. The wave-tank lay-out and the towing facilities are described.