Towing tank

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Towing tank with dimensions: length 40 m, width 4 m, water depth up to 3 m equipped with towing and measuring device - towing platform with maximum speed 2.5 m/s, suitable for standardized tests of models such as: resistance, static in still water, static on the wave, dynamic in the still water, dynamic on the wave, propellers - measuring torque and stress.\nA system based on high-speed cameras to determine the location of the tested of the 6D object f-my QUALISYS -real-time analysis of parameters surge/sway/heave/roll/pitch/yaw.\nThe size of the towing tank indirectly enforces the size of the tested models, the length of which should not exceed 3.0 m and the weight of 200 kg.

Examples of research articles:

10.1016/j.apor.2019.05.011; 10.1016/j.oceaneng.2019.106435; 10.2478/pomr-2018-0024


Type of infrastructure:
large research equipment
Strategic infrastructure:
scientific research
commercial activities

Manager / operator


Manager's name
mgr inż. Mirosław Grygorowicz
Manager's e-mail


Operator's name
mgr inż. Mirosław Grygorowicz
Operator's e-mail


Centrum Techniki Okrętowej, Edinburgh Design, Qualisys AB
Year of production

Laboratory where the equipment is located

Name of the laboratory
Hydromechanics laboratory


Gdańsk University of Technology

Access rules

Access rules

The rules of using the equipment will be consistent with the research infrastructure management system being developed. The elements of this system include the method of reporting the demand for the performance of tests, the appointment of a person responsible for the performance of the tests and the rules governing the intellectual property of the results. An element of the system will also be the settlement for the performed tests, allowing for free testing (in the case of joint publication or on the basis of reciprocity using the apparatus).