|Coastal & ocean basin and towing tank for manoeuvres in shallow water at Flanders Maritime Laboratory|
Delefortrie, G.; Geerts, S.; Lataire, E.; Troch, P.; Monbaliu, J. (2019). Coastal & ocean basin and towing tank for manoeuvres in shallow water at Flanders Maritime Laboratory, in: The Sixth International Conference on Advanced Model Measurement Technology for the Maritime Industry (AMT’19): proceedings. pp. [1-15]
In: (2019). The Sixth International Conference on Advanced Model Measurement Technology for the Maritime Industry (AMT’19): proceedings. [S.n.]: [s.l.].
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- Delefortrie, G.
- Geerts, S.
- Lataire, E.
In May 2019 Flanders Maritime Laboratory (FML) has been officially opened. FML is a new research laboratory with different facilities built in Ostend (Belgium), and operated by Flanders Hydraulics Research, Ghent University and KU Leuven University. FML hosts two state of the art model scale facilities for the maritime industry, namely a Coastal & Ocean Basin (COB) and a Towing Tank for Manoeuvres in Shallow Water. In 2019-2021 both installations will be instrumented. In the present paper a description of the instrumentation and the reasons behind the parameter selection is given.
The COB is a midsize wave basin (30 x 30 m²) with a maximal water depth of 1.4 m (adjustable between 0.4 and 1.4 m), and a deeper (4.0 m), central pit. Its principal aim is to study the behaviour of waves, winds and currents coming from different and independent directions on coastal defence and blue energy applications.
The towing tank will mainly focus at ship behaviour in shallow water and will be equipped with a state of the art planar motion mechanism (PMM) carriage, capable of steering the ship in four degrees of freedom, while letting her sink and pitch freely. At the same time this carriage will be used as a tracking device to follow a ship model in full free running mode (no rigid connection between model and carriage).