Accession Number : ADA115823

Title :   A New Stratified Towing Channel at NRL.

Descriptive Note : Memorandum rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Ramberg,S E ; Fung,Y T

PDF Url : ADA115823

Report Date : 15 Jun 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : A brine stratified towing channel has been constructed at NRL at part of the Marine and Environmental Hydrodynamics Laboratory. The channel is 3 ft. deep x 4 ft. wide x 60 ft. long and has clear walls and floors over most of its length. The dual carriage towing system is cable driven from a single variable speed D.C. motor and has a basic speed range of 1 to 24 in/sec. A variety of towing arrangements are available. A semiautomatic stratification system can produce an unlimited range of stable density profiles within the channel.

Descriptors :   *Towing cables, *Model basins, *Channel flow, Stratification, Turbulent flow, Wake, Towing, Fluid dynamics, Hydrodynamics, Laboratories

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE