Use of Water Towing Tanks for Aerodynamics and Hydrodynamics,
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Wind 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 usefulness is illustrated through many examples of research results obtained over the past few years in a typical towing tank facility.
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
- Fluid Mechanics