Akishima Laboratory is a newly built integrated laboratory of Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., with advanced facilities including specialised test water tanks and a low-speed wind tunnel, for testing many types of steel structure ships, offshore structures, bridges. The new laboratory fully utilising its advanced facilities and the large store of technology and know-how the Company has accumulated over many years, is devoted to research and development of propulsive, seakeeping and maneuvering performances of ships and offshore structures of all types and sizes as well as the windload and aerodynamic instability of bridges and other steel stuructures. The data obtained through the tests and experiments carried out at this laboratory are processed by the latest computer system linked with the main computer facility (IBM 3033 Computer System) installed in the head office. The function of Akishima Laboratory is not only to study and develop the hydrodynamic performance of new products but also to improve that of existing products to meet current demands thereby existing products to meet current demands thereby contributing toward the continued progress and development of technology and know-how. To this end, the new laboratory maintains close liaison with the Company's Ship & Offshore Project Headquarters, Steel Structure & Civil Engineering Headquarters and Systems Development Headquarters. Organizationally, Akishima Laboratorty is under Technical Research and Development Headquarters and comprises one planning and coordination department, one manufacturing and testing section and four research sections.
Mitsui Shipbuilding and Engineering Company, Ltd6-4 Tsukiji, 5-chome, Chuo-ku
- Publication Date: 1980
- Pagination: 8 p.
- TRT Terms: Equipment tests; Model basins; Ships; Structural models; Tanks (Containers); Test facilities; Towing devices; Wind tunnels
- Uncontrolled Terms: Ship models
- Geographic Terms: Japan
- Old TRIS Terms: Model testing; Tank testing; Towing tanks
- Subject Areas: Bridges and other structures; Design; Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00319035
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Oct 8 1980 12:00AM