Towing tank

The towing tank is suitable for evaluating hydrodynamic lift and drag components for both sailing and motor craft to improve and enhance their performance.

Southampton Solent University’s towing tank tests scale models up to two metres in length and 50kg in weight, and has the following features:

  • 60m in length , 3.7m wide and 1.8m deep
  • A top carriage speed of 4.0m/s
  • Computer-controlled wave generator
  • Test wave and tidal renewable energy devices
  • Can be used for instrument calibration