THE AARON FRIEDMAN MARINE
The Aaron Friedman Marine Hydrodynamic Laboratory (MHL) is a suite of laboratories and facilities that engage in classic naval architecture experiments, renewable energy, and hydrodynamics research.
The MHL performs a range of conventional naval architecture and marine engineering tests, encompassing calm water resistance and seakeeping tests for ship models, along with propeller tests specifically designed for propeller models.
Engineering students at all levels of experience, from freshmen and seniors in undergraduate programs to master’s and Ph.D. graduate students, are provided with numerous opportunities to engage in practical, hands-on learning activities.
Unique and challenging marine research questions are tackled through the development and utilization of cutting-edge instrumentation, data acquisition systems, and experimental processes.
The towing tank serves as a versatile test facility. Additionally, the MHL boasts several other facilities such as:
- Wind-Wave Tank
- Recirculating Cavitation Channel
- Experimental Fluid Dynamics Lab
- Welding Shop
- Electronics Shop
- Model Shop