Towing Tank

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Designed for constrained hydrodynamic model tests of surface ships, offshore structures and renewable energy devices, QinetiQ's Towing Tank is by far the largest in the UK and is one of the most capable in the world. Most tests conducted in the Towing Tank employ constrained models attached to the carriage structure through a variety of bespoke rigs, each chosen to suit the application, with the carriage capable to accelerations at up to 1.1m/^2. The facility is equipped with a test preparation area, a large dry dock and a 2 tonne crane.