The Hydrodynamics Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology—1976

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Thomas M. Ward

California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, Calif.

J. Fluids Eng 98(4), 740-748 (Dec 01, 1976) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3448472 History: Received September 21, 1976; Online October 12, 2010


The High Speed and Free Surface Water Tunnels are the principal research facilities of the Hydrodynamics Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology. Significant changes have been made to these facilities since their erection in 1945. This paper presents a description of these facilities, and their operating characteristics, as they exist today. Recent projects, new instrumentation, and support facilities are also described.

Copyright © 1976 by ASME
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