The Marine Hydrodynamic Laboratory (MHL) is a suite of labs and facilities that engage in classic naval architecture experiments, such as calm water resistance, seakeeping, and propeller tests. We also conduct fundamental research in areas of current interest such as hull form drag reduction and planing hull and surface effect ship dynamics.
The MHL supports education and research at the Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, University of Michigan. Our facility also hosts industry and government sponsored research and testing programs.
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Physical Modeling Basin - The physical modeling basin (towing tank) is used for resistance, seakeeping, propeller, and other tests.
Model Testing - The computer-controlled carriage is used to propel models for resistance, seakeeping, propeller, and other tests.
Hands-On Learning - Engineering students of all experience levels, Freshmen through Senior undergraduates and Masters and PhD graduate students - all have many opportunities to participate in hands-on learning activities.
Cutting-Edge Research - Advanced instrumentation, data acquisition systems and experimental processes are developed and utilized to address unique and challenging marine research questions.