Updated: 12 Jan 2004
By ahtechet@mit.edu


Welcome to the MIT Marine Hydrodynamics Laboratory!

This lab is dedicated to the study of all aspects of marine hydrodynamics. The main facility is a variable pressure recirculating water tunnel that is capable of speeds up to 10 m/s. Experiments with conventional and novel propulsion devices, drag reduction using MHD (magneto-hydrodynamics), flow control by unsteady swimming motion and flapping foils, offshore cylinder testing and vortex-induced-vibrations are performed using state of the art measurement techniques and instrumentation. The facility is supervised by Professors Professor Michael S. Triantafyllou and Alexandra H. Techet.