New Model Testing Facilities of the NRC (National Research Council) Arctic Vessel and Marine Research Institute,
NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF CANADA OTTAWA (ONTARIO)
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In preparation for Canadas future development of natural resources, particularly in the Arctic and off the east coast, and also in support of its continuing role in hydrodynamic research and testing, the National Research Council has established a new Arctic Vessel and Marine Research Institute AVMRI which is currently under construction on the campus of Memorial Univ. in St. Johns, Newfoundland. AVMRI will evolve from the present NRC Marine Dynamics and Ship Laboratory located in Ottawa and the new laboratories should become operational late in 1985. The institute is intended to provide NRC with an integrated centre for research in the fields of ship hydrodynamics, ice interaction and ocean engineering. Since the primary emphasis will be on physical model testing, the institute will contain a refrigerated ice model basin, a clearwater towing tank, a seakeepingmanoeuvring basin and various supporting facilities. Each of the main facilities is described.