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UCL - 0.5m Laboratory Tests

September 2012

A comparative study of curved and flat paddle concepts, each 0.5m wide, at UCL


Tests undertaken earlier in the year have been repeated to investigate a range of alternative design concepts with paddles that are now 0.5m wide (1/5th the width of the tank).

The step-change in performance observed previously was repeated and enhanced by extending the depth (front to back) of the curved paddles.

Trials in UCL showing effective Width Increase
Trials in UCL showing effective Width Increase
Trials in UCL showing effective Width Increase
Trials in UCL showing effective Width Increase


"Curved CCell paddle delivers 2-3x more power than an equivalent flat paddle of the same size."
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