Marine Dynamic Test Facility - A Brief Development History

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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleLaboratory Memorandum
SubjectMDTF (Marine Dynamic Test Facility)
AbstractThe Marine Dynamic Test Facility (MDTF) is an advanced test rig designed for evaluating the dynamic performance of underwater vehicle and surface ship models in the Clearwater Towing Tank of the National Research Council (NRC) Institute for Marine Dynamics (IMD) in St. John?s, Newfoundland. This document recounts the history of MDTF development from the initial concept (1986) to the start of implementation (1995) of the production test rig. It provides the background ? concentrating on the development process rather than technical details ? to the MDTF Implementation Project, which is described in the MDTF Project Management Report.
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PublisherNational Research Council Canada. Institute for Marine Dynamics
PlaceSt. John's, NL
AffiliationNRC Institute for Ocean Technology; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedNo
IdentifierLM-2003-01
NRC number6102
NPARC number8894950
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Record identifier38a8dce0-2725-4250-b861-4db8eb6fed56
Record created2009-04-22
Record modified2016-10-03
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