UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND SELECTS MODEL 1520
2005 - Rolling Hills Research Corporation
is pleased to announce that the University of Rhode Island in Kingston, RI has selected the Model
1520 Research Water Tunnel for use in it's Biological Sciences program.
Dr. Cheryl Wilga
will be using the water tunnel initially for studies of shark locomotion.
Dr. Wilga's work is very interesting to RHRC since it is an application of the
water tunnel that we don't often see. However, many of the same techniques
used for aircraft research are applicable to experimental biology, such as
digital particle image velocimetry (DPIV), as shown in the photo below.
Photo adapted from "Function of the heterocercal
tail in sharks: quantitative wake dynamics during steady horizontal swimming and
vertical maneuvering" by C. D. Wilga, and G. V. Lauder, The Journal of
Experimental Biology 205, 2365–2374 (2002)