Afdeling Maritieme Techniek Universiteit Gent
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Shallow Water

TOWING TANK FOR MANOEUVRES IN SHALLOW WATER (2020)

Introduction

On 30 September 2016, The Flemish Government decided to invest in the construction of Flanders Maritime Laboratory in Ostend. Minister of Mobility and Public Works Ben Weyts attended the turf cutting ceremony on 27 February 2017 to mark the start of the construction. Please click here to see live images of the construction in progress.

The laboratory will include a second towing tank, that will also have an observation tunnel to investigate the flow between the keel of the ship and the bottom. The flow between the ship and the tank walls can be visualized with side windows at discrete positions along the tank.

Picture courtesy of © Vlaamse Overheid - Patrick Vanhopplinus

Main dimensions

Total length 174.0 m
Effective length (8 m ship model) 134.0 m
Width 20.0 m
Maximum water depth 1.0 m
Length of ship models 3.5 to 8.0 m

Picture courtesy of © Vlaamse Overheid - Patrick Vanhopplinus

Carriage

A new carriage will be developed in 2018. The new carriage will have even more possibilities than the carriage of towing tank 1. Information will follow as soon as it is available.

Wave generator

Details will follow.

Control and data acquisition

To be developed.

Instrumentation

To be developed.