Wave - Tow Tank Upgrades

Linear Guides

The linear guide system was upgraded with stainless steel linear shafts and bearings, providing a smoother and more finely adjustable carriage motion.

   
  

Motion and Control

The motion and control system was upgraded to a belt-driven AC servo system, adding precise positioning capabilities with a tenfold increase in maximum acceleration and more than twice the available tow power.

 Motion and Control Accessories  Belt Drive AC Servo System  

Data Acquisition and On-board Accessories

The newly installed on-board electronics cabinet provides enough continuous on-board power to run state-of-the-art measurement tools, e.g. particle image velocimetry (PIV). It also contains auxiliary servo drives for automated instrument positioning and/or turbine speed control. The new data acquisition system allows streaming of measurement data over Ethernet to the main host PC, providing improved integration and synchronization.

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Turbine Test Bed

The turbine test bed is used to test a ducted axial turbine.