Cranfield University

Cranfield University required a towing tank specifically for testing renewable devices.  The tank had to be designed to fit within a restricted area, to impressive effect.  Three small wave absorbing flap paddles were fitted for generating waves up to 300mm and for absorbing reflections and cross waves. The design included a 3.5m/s towing carriage.


  • Towing carriage capable of 3.5m/s and 1/4G acceleration
  • 1.5m wide x 30m flume
  • 3 flap paddles, 500mm wide x 700mm hinge depth

In 2017, we moved the tank from its first location to a new laboratory in a different building.