Marine Cybernetics Laboratory
The Marine Cybernetics Laboratory is a wave basin, especially suited for tests of marine control systems, due to the relatively small size and advanced instrumentation package. It is also suitable for more specialized hydrodynamic tests (for example forced motion tests), mainly due to the advanced towing carriage, which has capability for precise movement of models in 6 degrees of freedom. Flow measurements can be performed using Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) technique.
The main activity of the towing tanks is related to investigation of hydrodynamic performance of ships. This includes resistance, propulsion, seakeeping in head and following seas, and directional stability tests with free running models. The tanks are equipped with two carriages: One for towing up to 10 m/s for traditional calm water tests and a second carriage for seakeeping tests and other tests performed with fixed or free-running models.