Model Testing

  • Resistance test
  • Seakeeping test
  • Roll decay test, dynamic stability test
  • LCG optimization tests
  • Wedge/interceptor trim optimization test
  • Streamline test
  • Open-water maneuvering

Towing Tank

  • Length 60 m
  • Breadth 5 m
  • Water depth 3 m

  • Linear (1st order Stokes wave) and nonlinear (Jonswap, Pierson-Moskowitz, ISSC, TMA spectra) waves
  • Wave height up to 0.35 m
  • Wave length 0.2-20 m
  • Wave frequency up to 2.8 Hz

The unmanned carriage can tow models 1-3 m in length. The maximum weight of the model is 200-250 kg and the highest speed is 5.5 m/s. The vibratory response and the deflection of the carriage at its midspan remain below 1.0 mm during test runs.

References

  • Baltic Workboats 1800 WP  ja 2200 WP patrol vessels
  • Baltic Workboats 4500 WP multifunctional vessel
  • Baltic Marine electric ferry
  • ASV NYMO
  • TalTech Centre for Biorobotics underwater robot

Price list of services

MODEL TESTS
  • Producing a model
3 000 – 5 000 €
  • Model setup
     (4 000-4 500)
    Marking the water lines and sections; determination of centre of gravity and gyration; equipping the model with accelerometers, towing force dynamometer and draft change gauges.
150 €/h
  • Resistance tests
    (at 2 loading conditions 12 speeds about 5000 €)
    Measurements of towing force, dynamic trim and draft change; documentation of wave pattern and spray by photos; estimation of the wetted surface and waterline length; analyses and report.
150 €/h
  • Seakeeping capabilities tests(Head sea tests)(at 2 loading conditions 2 irregular wave spectrums and 3 speeds from 8000 €)
    Measurements of added resistance, vertical motions, and accelerations at three points. Analyse of wave and spray deflection.
150  €/h

Contact

TARMO SAHK (EE, EN, RU)

Experimental research, model testing
Head of Laboratories – Masters Student +372 5661 9989 tarmo.sahk@taltech.ee