• Short Summary

    Britain's new Ship Hydrodynamics Laboratory at Feltham, Middlesex, is to be opened by the Duke of Edinburgh, October 19, and was filmed today, October 16.

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    Britain's new Ship Hydrodynamics Laboratory at Feltham, Middlesex, is to be opened by the Duke of Edinburgh, October 19, and was filmed today, October 16.

    The new Laboratory contains a huge towing tank, 1300 feet long, a water tunnel and another trial tank 100 feet square. There are also workshops for making model hulls and propellers.

    These modern facilities for hydrodynamic research are designed to reproduce in the laboratory conditions more closely resembling those at sea than has been possible before. The main aim is to carry out tests for the design of ships combining high speeds at sea with a minimum of discomfort.

    The Laboratory's square trial tank contains a wavemaker and here tests will be made to study the behavior of models in a variety of simulated sea conditions.

    It is nearly a hundred years since models were first scientifically used to provide a relatively cheap method of developing ship design.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE9HQDEYI5BWMDI7E5ZI2D0LS2
    Media URN:
    VLVAE9HQDEYI5BWMDI7E5ZI2D0LS2
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/10/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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