Preliminary CFD Study of Model Induced Circulation in the IMD Clearwater Towing Tank

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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleTechnical Report
SubjectCirculation; Towing Tank; Baffles
AbstractIt was observed when testing large models of sailing yachts in the NRC/IMD towing tank that lasting flow patterns were being produced in the tank, which could affect force measurements. Some assessments of the phenomena were made, but the nature of the flow was not well understood. Attempts to minimize the circulation effects on model testing were primarily made by trial and error. This report presents results from a preliminary CFD study (2D) of the dynamics of this induced flow.
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PublisherNational Research Council Canada. Institute for Ocean Technology
PlaceSt. John's, NL
AffiliationNRC Institute for Ocean Technology; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedNo
NRC number6076
NPARC number8895251
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Record identifier290e8976-22ee-4216-9721-128694219c76
Record created2009-04-22
Record modified2016-10-03
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