DNW--ITS POSSIBLE USAGE FOR STUDIES ON SHIP STRUCTURES

In mid-1980, the German-Dutch Wind Tunnel DNW entered its operational phase, and has since become available for use in low- speed commercial wind tunnel tests. Essentially, the facility consists of a closed return circuit equipped with interchangeable test sections of different sizes. Having a notably large and adjustable test section, DNW distinguishes itself as one of the largest wind tunnels today. Throughout its design and manufacture, special care was given to achieving high standards in flow quality. Moreover, the capability of flexibly performing not only aeronautical but also naval hydrodynamics experiments was built into the tunnel. This report gives a general description of the DNW, together with selected calibration results that reflect its technical capabilities. An overview is given of several naval hydrodynamic areas of research wherein DNW could foreseeably render its services in solving various fluid dynamics problems.

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  • Pagination: 17p.

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  • Accession Number: 00661157
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM