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Technical Support Labs

Several labs and workshops support the experimental activities of the INSEAN test facilities.

The Hull Model Manufacturing Workshop produces hull models using wood or fiberglass. It is equipped with a numerically controlled milling machine and a special bench for measurement of model geometry and positioning of appendages. The Mechanical Workshop produces high precision propeller models, hydrofoils, nozzles, rudders and appendages. More than 1500 stock propeller models are available for preliminary stages of model tests. The Model Equipment Laboratory is responsible for the operation of models in the test facilities, and for the operation of instrumentation, measurement equipment and data acquisition system. The Electronic Workshop It is responsible for the design, manufacture, installation and test of instrumentation and measurement equipment, and for the maintenance of towing carriages and data acquisition system.

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Raw ship model assembly