Accession Number : ADA115623

Title :   NRL's Marine and Environmental Hydrodynamics Laboratory.

Descriptive Note : Memorandum rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Griffin,Owen M ; Plant,William J

PDF Url : ADA115623

Report Date : 26 May 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : This report describes the experimental facilities, instrumentation, and data acquisition and analysis systems that are available at NRL's Marine and Environmental Hydrodynamics Laboratory. The experimental facilities consist of two 30.5m (100 ft) wave/wind channels and an 18.3m (60 ft) stratified towing channel. A Digital Equipment MINC-11 laboratory computer and a Hewlett-Packard System 35 laboratory computer are available for experimental control, data acquisition, and data analysis. A wide range of supporting instrumentation also is available. Some brief examples are given of the research programs that are presently underway at the MEH Laboratory. These programs include microwave radar oceanographic studies of the interactions and transport processes between long and short ocean waves conducted by the Environmental Sciences Division (Code 4300) and studies of the interaction between ocean waves and structures conducted by the Marine Technology Division (Code 5800). Experiments to model and characterize the wake hydrodynamics of Naval platforms in motion on and below the ocean surface also are conducted in the wave/wind and stratified towing channels. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Naval research laboratories, *Hydrodynamics, *Oceanography, Fluid dynamics, Research facilities, Water channel test facilities, Water tunnels, Wind tunnels, Computers, Radar, Instrumentation, Naval research, Ocean waves, Wind, Wake, Towing, Platforms, Interactions

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE