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Ocean simulation C.W.C.

In this circulating water channel, it is possible to simulate ocean phenomena such as wave, wind and current. It is useful for the technology development of eqipments using in the ocean. The scale of this circulating water channel is on the top level of the experimental channel in the world.


Overall dimensionsL 60.2m × B 4.0m × H 5.4m
Observation part dimensionsL 48.0m × B 4.0m × D 1.6m
Blower air outletL 3.9m × H 0.8m from the water surface 0.35m
Electric motor100 kW for current × 2 for a blower 37 kW × 2
Maximum flow rate2.0m/s
Maximum wave height0.2m
Maximum wind speed10.0m/s

Test example

・Sea keeping test of ship model
・Ocean buoys
・Towing vehicle
・Oil fence
・Behavior of oil pipes etc. of the undersea oil field
・Performance test of tidal power generator
・Wind resistant test of floating structures

Estimation of the sea keeping performance using model ship

Flow visualization of the warm water discharge from sea bottom