The Towing Tank at our marine technology facility at Haslar, near Portsmouth in the UK, offers our global customers a service to deliver constrained hydrodynamic model tests of surface ships, submarines, offshore structures, and renewable energy devices.
The largest of its type in the UK, it is also one of the most capable in the world. Services include: hydrodynamic consultancy, including Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD); model and test rig design and manufacture; diving, including test rig assembly underwater; photography (including underwater and high speed photography).
Most tests conducted in the Towing Tank employ constrained models attached to the carriage structure through a variety of bespoke rigs, each chosen to suit the application, with the carriage capable of acceleration at up to 1.1m/s2.
The facility is equipped with a test preparation area, a large dry dock and a 2-tonne crane. The carriage features specialist seating and an experimenters’ console from which customers can observe performance during test programmes.