The physical model test facility at Richmond filed station is a CoE facility used for undergraduate and graduate education, research, and for commercial work. If you are interested in testing at the facility, contact the co-director.
Professor Omer Savas is the facility’s director, and Assistant Professor Simo Makiharju is the co-director.
a) Model building shop and b) electrical shop rooms providing workspace to students.
Front view of the manned carriage. Maximum speed of this carriage is 1.75 m/s.
An unmanned carriage has a maximum speed of 8 m/s, and for some tests 12 m/s can be achieved.
Tank has a wave maker capable of generating O(10cm) amplitude waves at up to O(1 Hz).