Davidson Lab Towing Tank Re-Opens The towing tank at the Davidson Laboratory - part of Stevens Center for Maritime Systems - has been a major force in maritime research since it opened in 1944. It re-opened recently after a 16month expansion project. Some of the new capabilities will assist in: detecting attackers in ocean and harbor waters; protecting the shoreline from devastating storms and climate change; designing fast, stealthy ships for commerce, pleasure and national defense. Davidson Laboratory is located near the Hudson River shore in Hoboken, N.J., directly across the river from midtown Manhattan. "Today, we face critical challenges - ranging from terrorist threats to natural disasters to the need to enhance trade and competitiveness through advanced technologies. All of those challenges have a bearing on - and will be met by - state-of-the-art maritime research. We will be better able to address those challenges with the knowledge created by the new tank, which will be the most advanced facility of its kind in the United States," said Hal Raveche, president of Stevens. The recently completed renovations have significantly enhanced the facility's capabilities. The Towing Tank is now 65 percent larger; it is equipped with better viewing areas to allow researchers to visualize the effects of water on hull forms and shorelines; and it is equipped with a new Planer Motion Mechanism, which simulates complex lateral wave movements against a hull that is moving forward, modeling the full complexity of interactions between a ship and the ocean. The expansion and renovation was conducted with the help of funding from the U.S. Navy as well as a Department of Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP) www.seadiscovery.com news award. "The U.S. Navy and the Defense Department are vital partners of the laboratory, and we are pleased that we are able to contribute to security through our research," Dr. Bruno said. "In an age of computer modeling, sometimes there's still no substitute for physical testing, and the Towing Tank allows us to conduct it with a high degree of accuracy," Dr. Bruno said. The Towing Tank will be engaged in major projects, including: designing advanced multi-hull ships for the U.S. Navy; studying the impact of major coastal storms on the New Jersey shoreline in order to take steps to better protect it in the event of a Katrina-like hurricane; working with, America's Cup participant, Team Oracle to make their fast racing yachts even faster. For more information visit www.Stevens.edu )$&8/7< 326,7,216 ,1 $(5263$&( $1' 2&($1 (1*,1((5,1* 7KH 'HSDUWPHQW RI $HURVSDFH DQG 2FHDQ (QJLQHHULQJ UHTXHVWV DSSOLFDWLRQV IRU WZR WHQXUHWUDFN IDFXOW\ SRVLWLRQV LQ DQ\ RI WKH DUHDV UHOHYDQW WR DHURVSDFH DQG RFHDQ HQJLQHHULQJ LQFOXGLQJ EXW QRW OLPLWHG WR VWUXFWXUHV G\QDPLFV DQG FRQWURO DHURK\GURG\QDPLFV SURSXOVLRQ DYLRQLFV DQG DXWRPDWLRQ V\VWHPV RI DHURVSDFH DQG RFHDQ JRLQJ YHKLFOHV $SSOLFDQWV PXVW KROG DQ HDUQHG GRFWRUDWH LQ $HURVSDFH RU 2FHDQ (QJLQHHULQJ RU D FORVHO\ UHODWHG ILHOG DQG ZLOO EH H[SHFWHG WR GHYHORS D VLJQLILFDQW H[WHUQDOO\ IXQGHG UHVHDUFK SURJUDP :KLOH LW LV H[SHFWHG WKDW WKH WZR SRVLWLRQV ZLOO EH ILOOHG DW WKH DVVLVWDQW SURIHVVRU UDQN SHUVRQV QDWLRQDOO\ UHFRJQL]HG IRU WKHLU ZRUN LQ WKH ILHOG PD\ EH FRQVLGHUHG IRU D PRUH VHQLRU SRVLWLRQ 5HVSRQVLELOLWLHV ZLOO LQFOXGH WHDFKLQJ DW ERWK WKH XQGHUJUDGXDWH DQG JUDGXDWH OHYHOV GLUHFWLQJ JUDGXDWH VWXGHQWV DQG HVWDEOLVKLQJ D UHVHDUFK SURJUDP 9LUJLQLD 7HFK WKH ODQGJUDQW XQLYHUVLW\ RI WKH &RPPRQZHDOWK LV ORFDWHG LQ %ODFNVEXUJ DGMDFHQW WR WKH VFHQLF %OXH 5LGJH 0RXQWDLQV 7KH 8QLYHUVLW\ KDV D WRWDO VWXGHQW HQUROOPHQW RI ZLWK DSSUR[LPDWHO\ VWXGHQWV LQ WKH &ROOHJH RI (QJLQHHULQJ $GGLWLRQDO LQIRUPDWLRQ DERXW WKH GHSDUWPHQW FDQ EH IRXQG DW KWWSZZZDRHYWHGX $GGLWLRQDO LQIRUPDWLRQ DERXW %ODFNVEXUJ 9LUJLQLD FDQ EH IRXQG DW KWWSZZZEHYQHW ,QIRUPDWLRQ RQ UHVRXUFHV IRU SURVSHFWLYH IDFXOW\ FDQ EH IRXQG DW KWWSZZZSURYRVWYWHGX5HVRXUFHVKWPO 5HYLHZ RI DSSOLFDWLRQV ZLOO EHJLQ RQ )HEUXDU\ VW DQG ZLOO FRQWLQXH XQWLO WKH SRVLWLRQV DUH ILOOHG ,QWHUHVWHG SHUVRQV VKRXOG DSSO\ RQ WKH LQWHUQHW DW KWWSMREVYWHGX SRVWLQJ QXPEHU DORQJ ZLWK D FRYHU OHWWHU FXUUHQW FXUULFXOXP YLWD DQG WKH QDPHV DQG DGGUHVVHV RI WKUHH UHIHUHQFHV $OO LQTXLULHV FDQ EH VHQW WR 3URI :LOOLDP 'HYHQSRUW GHYHQSRUW#YWHGX &KDLU $2( )DFXOW\ 6HDUFK &RPPLWWHH $HURVSDFH DQG 2FHDQ (QJLQHHULQJ 9LUJLQLD 7HFK 5DQGROSK +DOO %ODFNVEXUJ 9$ 9LUJLQLD 7HFK LV WKH UHFLSLHQW RI D 1DWLRQDO 6FLHQFH )RXQGDWLRQ $'9$1&( ,QVWLWXWLRQDO 7UDQVIRUPDWLRQ $ZDUG WR LQFUHDVH WKH SDUWLFLSDWLRQ RI ZRPHQ LQ DFDGHPLF VFLHQFH DQG HQJLQHHULQJ FDUHHUV 9LUJLQLD 7HFK KDV D VWURQJ FRPPLWPHQW WR WKH SULQFLSOH RI GLYHUVLW\ DQG LQ WKDW VSLULW VHHNV D EURDG VSHFWUXP RI FDQGLGDWHV LQFOXGLQJ ZRPHQ PLQRULWLHV DQG SHRSOH ZLWK GLVDELOLWLHV ,QGLYLGXDOV ZLWK GLVDELOLWLHV GHVLULQJ DFFRPPRGDWLRQV LQ WKH DSSOLFDWLRQ SURFHVV VKRXOG QRWLI\ 0UV :DQGD )RXVKHH DW Marine Technology Reporter 13
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