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Standing Up to the Perfect Storm

News   •   Feb 08, 2016 11:01 GMT

Most vessels aren’t built to survive the confluence of powerful weather systems described in Sebastian Junger’s The Perfect Storm. But a unique testing lab at the University of Maine promises to go a long way toward helping engineers design more rugged ships, wind turbines, offshore oil rigs and other marine structures.

For highly precise detection of a scale model’s motion and acceleration, the W2 lab has installed Qualisys motion capture cameras

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