Hydrodynamic Performance of the Large Cavitation Channel (LCC)

  title={Hydrodynamic Performance of the Large Cavitation Channel (LCC)},
  author={Joel T. Park and J. Michael Cutbirth and Wesley Brewer},
The U. S. Navy William B. Morgan Large Cavitation Channel (LCC) in Memphis, Tennessee, is the world’s largest water tunnel. Its hydrodynamic performance is outlined in this paper. Three key characteristics of tunnel velocity were measured: temporal stability, spatial uniformity, and turbulence. Temporal stability and spatial uniformity were measured by laser Doppler anemometer (LDA), while the turbulence was measured with a conical hot-film and constant temperature anemometer (CTA). The… CONTINUE READING