“Chris Muir, PhD, Mechanical Engineering, UR” and “Laura Slane, PhD, Mechanical Engineering, UR”
“R. Scott Russell, Mechanical Engineering, UR” and “Jessica Shang, PhD, Mechanical Engineering, UR”
A tow tank is a basin where models can be dragged across its surface to conduct fluid dynamic analysis. Rochester currently lacks tow tank capabilities for undergraduates, with the nearest tow tank at RIT. To resolve this issue, our team will create a tow tank for Rochester students that will utilize the Speegle-Wilbraham Center pool as the main body of water. The tow tank will allow experimentation for ME 241 Fluids lab students, providing data in drag or wake analysis.