For tidal current turbine and vessel testing, OMEY is developing a towing carriage that will run on OMEY's existing tank products.
Ten or more standard tank sections, two end caps and a towing carriage with drive creates a good test facility for hydrodymanic tests, such as resistance tests, wind and wall effects on ship models for students and industry.
Internal dimensions: 2.5m wide, 1.3m water depth, 20m long (or any length)
External dimenions: 3.2m wide, 1.7m high, 22m long
Carriage: 100kg, with mounting
Wheel base: 3m x 2.5m, wheels on laser adjusted rails
Speed range: 0.05 to 1.75m/s
Carriage Drive: DC servo motor, wire traction, computer controlled repeatability
(optional) Wavemaker: Dryback hinged paddle, Hmax = 0.36m Tp = 0.5 to 4sec
(optional) absorver: Parabolic passive beach.