Dynamometer Commissioning for Yacht Testing Towing Tank

Southampton Solent University have a 60m long yacht testing towing tank available for hire. Features include:

  • 60m in length, 3.7m wide and 1.8m deep.
  • Carriage top speed of 4.0m/s.
  • Computer-controlled wave generator.
  • Test scale models up to 2m in length and 50kg in weight.
  • Test wave and tidal renewable energy devices.
  • Can be used for instrument calibration.

The hull models are mounted on a dynamometer suspended from the rolling carriage. Following purchase of a new dynamometer, we were tasked with commissioning the data acquisition software. The Cussons device interfaces to a PersonalIDAQ USB data acquisition system from Measurement Computing via an Excel plug-in.

An initial specification was generated following a requirements analysis stage. Following stages included planning, implementation, documentation and training.

The resulting solution delivered a much enhanced data acquisition system meeting the extremely bespoke needs of the client.


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