THE U.S. COAST GUARD CIRCULATING WATER CHANNEL
In 1974 it was determined that the Marine and Ocean Engineering programs at the Coast Guard Academy were suffering from the lack of a facility to allow students to do experimental work in the area of fluid mechanics and ship hydrodynamics. A study was conducted to develop and evaluate the options, and this resulted in the design and construction of a free surface circulating water channel with the associated instrumentation. This CWC has a test section of 2 ft. deep x 4 ft. wide x 12 ft. long and a maximum velocity in excess of 8 ft./sec. (Froude No. greater than one). The technique of using a vertical loop circulation with a 3 to 1 compression section prior to water entry into the test section and the use of turning vanes to inhibit separation of the flow stream resulted in a uniform velocity profile quite suitable for the experimental work by the Academy and the Research and Development Center.
- Paper presented on 28 February 1980 to the New England Section, SNAME.
Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers601 Pavonia Avenue
Jersey City, NJ USA 07306-2907
- Colburn, W
- SIMPSON, W
- Phelps, V
- Publication Date: 1980
- Features: References;
- Pagination: n.p.
- TRT Terms: Fluid mechanics; Hydrodynamics; Test facilities; Velocity
- Old TRIS Terms: Model testing; Velocity profiles
- Subject Areas: Education and Training; Hydraulics and Hydrology; Marine Transportation;
- Accession Number: 00316713
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Oct 8 1980 12:00AM