Iran launches biggest Mid East water channel lab
Iran launched the biggest water channel laboratory in the Middle East in presence of Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi as the country is celebrating ten-day dawn ceremony ( February 1-11) which led to Islamic Revolution Victory in 1979, ISNA reported.
Vahidi stressed the laboratory dubbed "Kowsar" has been designed and manufactured by scientists of Malik Ashtar University of Technology affiliated with Defense Ministry and is among the 5th top laboratories in the world.
He added the laboratory enjoys a draft gear which is 140 meters long, 7 meters wide and 3.5 meters deep. It enjoys the speed of 30 meters per second and possesses wave-maker system, wave simulator, exact tools for measurement, register of wave features and hydrodynamic coefficients.
He added that measurements in different class would be carried out in the laboratory including resistance measurement in still and wavy waters, hydrodynamic resistance and measurement of aerodynamic coefficient for surface and subsurface flotillas.
Vahidi expressed gratitude for Iranian scientists and experts who have made their best efforts in designing and manufacturing the water channel laboratory, adding "Kowsar Water Channel" would meet the needs of defense industries in this regard.
Vahidi noted demands of the country in different fields including resistance and expulsion experiments would be met completely by launching the laboratory.
Edited by: S. Isayev