RME commences two weeks of wave tank tests at Alden Research Laboratory in Holden, MA

April 19th, 2010

Today RME began two weeks of tests in the wave flume at Alden Lab in Holden, MA. The tests are being conducted pursuant to the DOE SBIR Phase I award RME received in late 2009. RME Senior Engineer Cliff Goudey said; “while development of accurate computational models is one objective of this project, we need to verify their precision by conducting experiments in a controlled environment like the Alden flume tank.” “Alden’s physical testing capabilities and experienced staff have provided an opportunity for us to test a wide range of parameters across hundreds of different experiments.”

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