Design of the University of New Orleans Ship-Offshore University Laboratory for Offshore Industry Support

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R. Latorre

School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, La. 70148

J. Energy Resour. Technol 110(3), 133-140 (Sep 01, 1988) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3231372 History: Received November 01, 1987; Revised July 05, 1988; Online October 22, 2009


On July 23, 1987, the University of New Orleans (UNO) dedicated its new Engineering Building, which houses a 38.3 m×4.57 m×0–2.134 m deep ship-offshore university laboratory tow tank. This paper covers the initial stages of the project and summarizes the towing tank design for ship-offshore testing. The tank is configured for three purposes: 1) conventional ship research in deep water with calm water or waves; 2) offshore structure testing with provision for observation and anchoring; 3) shallow water research in calm water, current, and waves.

Copyright © 1988 by ASME
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