Cavitation Tunnel

Test section dimensions

L x B x H = 600 x 300 x 300 mm3

Max water velocity

7 m/s


Brand Kempf und Remmers


Closed recirculation tunnel

Drive system

4-bladed axial flow propeller with Ward Leonard control

Engine power

15 Kw

Engine rpm

2920 rpm


102 kPa (max) - 11 kPa (min)


Propeller dynamometer, 5-hole pitot-tube, various pressure sensors, Laser Doppler Anemometry

Torque and thrust dynamometer

Balance type at the end of propeller shaft, Tmax 400 N, Qmax 10 Nm

Propeller or model size range

Propeller diameters from 50 - 160 mm

Tests performedPropeller tests in uniform flows


Forces and pressure distributions on rudder, fins etcetera