Cavitation Tunnel

VTCHL’s cavitation tunnel has a 30.5 cm x 30.5 cm test section and can achieve velocities of 9 m/s. The interior portions of the tunnel that come into contact with water are all fabricated of stainless steel. The test section has four removable windows to allow for the installation of testing equipment and instrumentation. At present, the bottom window of the test section has been removed and outfitted with a recessed pan for sediment shear experiments.