ITU Cavitation Tunnel, built under Türk Loydu controls, was opened
The opening of the ITU Cavitation Tunnel, which was designed and built within the ITU Faculty of Shipbuilding and Marine Sciences, was held with the support of the Defense Industry Presidency under Türk Loydu controls.

The ceremony held at Istanbul Technical University was attended by Türk Loydu Board Chairman Cem Melikoğlu and Türk Loydu Board Members Ferhat Acuner and Prof. Dr. Hakan Akyıldız, Rector of ITU Prof. Dr. İsmail Koyuncu, Dean of ITU Faculty of Shipbuilding and Marine Sciences Prof. Dr. Emin Korkut, SSB Marine Vehicles Department Head Cenk Cumhur Kıykım, IMEK DTO Assembly President Salih Zeki Çakır and leading names of Shipbuilding and Maritime Industry attended.

Turkey’s first large-scale Cavitation Tunnel, designed and built by ITU as an R&D Project in order to prevent confidential information from going abroad as a result of the lack of infrastructure due to the lack of infrastructure after the MİLGEM project; It was financed with the support of ASELSAN and brought to our country within the framework of the “Technology Acquisition Obligation” (TKY) program of the Presidency of Defense Industries.

Cavitation Tunnel, where Türk Loydu provides steel structure and aluminum manufacturing and assembly control services; It will allow detailed hydrodynamic and hydroacoustic tests to be carried out in an environment where all kinds of surface and underwater vessels and propulsion systems have high flow regularity and low turbulence pressure, where the pressure can be changed in a controlled manner.

Türk Loydu President Cem Melikoğlu said in his statement, “As Türk Loydu, we are very proud to have contributed. The most important aspect of our cavitation tunnel, which will make important scientific contributions to the design of high-tech propellers, is the high benefits it will provide for the needs of our Navy. Our tunnel, which will enable the performance, noise and flow imaging tests of critically important platforms in the defense industry such as torpedoes, submarines, warships, unmanned vehicles and civilian vessels in particular, is among the top 7 test centers in the world in terms of technical features.

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