|Other titles||Bassin d'essais de Lorient|
|Type||Note (synthesis, prospective or technological monitoring)|
|Author(s)||Vincent Benoit1, Simon Julien1, Vacherot Jean-Philippe1, Morandeau Fabien1, Larnaud Pascal1, Kopp Dorothee1, Mehault Sonia1, Morfin Marie1, Savina-Rolland Marie1, Marc Emilie1|
The Lorient flume tank is an hydrodynamic facility available for any qualification and observation of submerged objects in still or moving water. It is a closed loop circulating tank filled with fresh water. The fluid is moved with a 70 kW pump-motor with a velocity between 0 and 1 m/s and homogenized with a series of pressure drop systems.
The overall dimensions are 24.50 m long, 7.50m wide and 3.30 m high. The part where experiments can be set up is 12m long, 2.6 m wide and 1.5 m deep. A mobile bottom belt can be synchronized with the water flow velocity and enables to simulate the seabed velocity relatively to a towed object. The overall process of the facility is controlled by a user friendly interface.
Vincent Benoit, Simon Julien, Vacherot Jean-Philippe, Morandeau Fabien, Larnaud Pascal, Kopp Dorothee, Mehault Sonia, Morfin Marie, Savina-Rolland Marie, Marc Emilie (2018). Lorient Flume tank. RBE/STH/LTBH/2018.003. https://doi.org/10.13155/54803