Hydrodynamics Laboratory - School of Engineering

Equipment Type: Laboratory

The Hydrodynamics Laboratory is based in the School of Engineering and comprises of three facilities: the Towing Tank, Wind, Wave, Current Tank and the Flow Cell. You can use these facilities individually or in combination.

Hydrodynamics Laboratory, we have the Towing Tank, the Wind Wave Current Tank and the Flow Cell.

Models and Workshop Capabilities

We have dedicated workshops to provide maximum flexibility in setting up models, jigs and fixtures, and adapting test programmes to suit client needs.

We are able to work with models provided by clients, or can draw on a range of highly skilled external modelmakers to manufacture models to client designs, ready for us to adapt to our test equipment.


We offer a wide range of instrumentation, which can be adapted to suit individual test scenarios. This includes:

a range of load cells
6 axis devices
Vectrino 3D Ultrasonic Water Sensors
Pitot Tubes
Differential Pressure Sensors
the Qualisys IR Tracking System, complemented by video and still shot photography as appropriate
hot film anemometers for use in both air and water

Contact Name: 
Peter Bowes
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Available for use/hire by external contacts