Florida Atlantic University - Hydrodynamics Laboratory - Flume

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Basic Specifications
Overseeing Organization Florida Atlantic University - Hydrodynamics Laboratory
Hydrodynamic Testing Facility Type Flume


Length(m) 18.3
Beam(m) 1.2
Depth(m) 1.2


Participation in TEAMER
TEAMER Facility Yes
TEAMER Facility Type Flume
TEAMER Capability Tow tank testing, WEC and TEC hydrodynamics
TEAMER Description FAU’s Hydrodynamics Laboratory houses a wave/towing/flume tank and a low-turbulence water tunnel. The laboratory is equipped with optics, cameras, load cells and flow measurement equipment. A glass-walled wave/towing/flume (18.3 x 1.2 x 1.2 m) can also be used to generate waves, and for towing physical models. The flow in the flume can obtain velocities up to 0.5 m/s. In addition, the towing carrier can reach a velocity of 1.0 m/s. A recirculating water tunnel (2.5 x .25 x .25 m) was specially constructed for PIV measurements and flow visualization. The test section has sides and bottom walls made of glass, an optical table as a base, vibration-damping supports and aluminum railings to facilitate the mounting of optical and experimental equipment. Capabilities include: Tow tank testing, PIV measurement, WEC and TEC hydrodynamics.
TEAMER Webpage https://teamer-us.org/product/
Towing Capabilities
Towing Capabilities Yes
Maximum Velocity(m/s) 1


Wavemaking Capabilities
Wavemaking Capabilities Yes






Channel/Tunnel/Flume
Channel/Tunnel/Flume Yes
Velocity(m/s) 0.5


Wind Capabilities
Control and Data Acquisition
Data Generation Capability
Test Services
Special Characteristics

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