Model Test Basin

The Model Test Basin is ideally suited for conducting hydrodynamic experiments with an emphasis on maritime operations within shallow water environments such as ports, harbours and coastal regions.

The Model Test Basin provides staff and students with the opportunity to conduct world class ocean engineering research, and it is regularly used for conducting experimental laboratory sessions within the Bachelor of Engineering degree courses in naval architecture and ocean engineering.

The Model Test Basin is 35m long and 12m wide, with a flat floor and an adjustable water depth up to 1m. It is equipped with a multidirectional wave maker capable of generating a wide array of wave spectra. Ship models can be towed at varying speeds, up to 4 metres per second.

Further technical details can be obtained from the AMC site or from the facility manager:

Gregor Macfarlane
Manager Towing Tank/Model Test Basin
Locked Bag 1395
Launceston TAS 7250
Phone : +61 (0)3 6324 9880
Fax : +61 (0)3 6324 9720

A brochure on the Model Test Basin is available for download

Maritime Hydrodynamics Research Laboratory


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