model basin

model basin

[′mäd·əl ′bās·ən]
(engineering)
A large basin or tank of water where scale models of ships can be tested. Also known as model tank; towing tank.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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A project development group including PPG, MACtac, Meyer Werft/ND Coatings, VertiDrive and Hamburg Ship Model Basin HSVA are working together to establish an automatic application process enabling an innovative self-adhesive/fouling-release film to be used on commercial seagoing vessels.
In September, 2013, Deltamarin had carried out the first model tests for Titanic II at the Hamburg Ship Model Basin (HSVA), putting the 9.3 m wooden model of the ship through propulsion and power testing in a 300 m long tank.
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Ultimately, we will compare this data from Bob Coolbaugh's full-scale aircraft with sub-scale wind tunnel data we hope to get from the David Taylor Model Basin in Carderock, Md."
The races are held every second year at the model basin at the Naval Surface Warfare Center's Carderock Division in Bethesda, Md.
Traditionally, naval research and development has been initiated by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) and conducted by such organizations as the Naval Research Laboratory, David Taylor Model Basin (now Carderock Division), and David Taylor Naval Machinery Research Laboratory (also now part of the Carderock Division).
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