The David Taylor Model Basin is one of the largest ship model basins — test facilities for the development of ship design — in the world. David Watson Taylor designed and supervised construction in 1896 of the Washington Navy Yard's Experimental Model Basin (EMB). The Basin named for him was built in 1939 in Bethesda, Maryland and contains a shallow water basin, a deep water basin, and a high-speed basin. The David Taylor Model Basin is currently operated as a field activity of the Carderock Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center. Major research conducted at DTMB includes ship bow, hull and propeller design, ventilating fans, development of naval aviation, and computational methods for use in hydrodynamics. For more information, Click here.

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