All objectives were successfully achieved and even more. It was seen that the model flume could simulate vessel going up to 22 knots instead of 12 knots. Laminar flow was visually observed over time. Then, by increasing the water velocity, the flow became turbulent.
Le Merdy, Thibaud; Bennett, Savanna; Dembinski, Shane; Gencarelli, Joseph; and Searcy, Shaun, "FLUME* – Recirculating Water Tank" (2015). Ocean Engineering and Marine Sciences Student Publications. 30.
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Wood