Hinsdale Large Wave Flume

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Basic Specifications
Facility Name Hinsdale Large Wave Flume
Overseeing Organization Oregon State University (Hinsdale)
Hydrodynamic Testing Facility Type Wave Basin
Length(m) 104.0
Beam(m) 3.7
Depth(m) 4.6
Water Type Freshwater
Cost(per day) $3500
Towing Capabilities
Towing Capabilities None

Wavemaking Capabilities
Wavemaking Capabilities Yes
Maximum Wave Height(m) 1.7
Maximum Wave Height(m) at Wave Period(s) 5.0
Wave Period Range(s) 0.8 - 12.0 s
Current Velocity Range(m/s) 0.0
Programmable Wavemaking Yes
Wavemaking Description Monochromatic waves (cnoidal, Stokes, Airy), solitary waves, user-defined free surface timeseries or board displacement timeseries for random waves
Wave Direction Uni-Directional
Simulated Beach Yes
Description of Beach 12' by 12' concrete slabs anchored to flume walls
Channel/Tunnel/Flume None

Wind Capabilities
Wind Capabilities None

Control and Data Acquisition
Description National Instruments LabView-based real-time data acquisition systems running on a PXI architecture
Number of channels Up to 192
Bandwidth(kHz) Up to 1 MS/s
Cameras Yes
Number of Color Cameras 20
Description of Camera Types Web, IEEE 1394, High speed GigE, and PIV systems
Available Sensors Acceleration, Acoustics, Displacement, Flow, Power conversion effectiveness and generation, Pressure Range(psi), Thermal, Turbulence, Velocity
Data Generation Capability
Real-Time No
Integrated Display/Graphics Remote telepresence and experiment participation as part of George E. Brown Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES)
Other Data Capabilites Online data archiving and retrieval as pat of George E. Brown Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES)
Test Services
On-Site fabrication capability/equipment Wood shop and some rough metal working (bandsaw), hand-held power tools; can provide contacts for outside fabricators and contractors
Past Pertinent Test Experience Wave forces on and dynamics of fixed and floating structures, nearshore waves, turbulence, and sediment transport, armor stability, wave overtopping
Special Characteristics
Special Characteristics Yes
Types of Co-located facilities Tsunami wave basin
Specializations, Capabilities, and Key
Facility Attributes Not Covered Elsewhere
Operates as a shared-use facility under the George E. Brown Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES). Additional numerical modeling capability using LS-DYNA and COBRAS to predict wave transformation, wave velocities, turbulence, impact pressures, and overtopping on beaches and rigid or dynamic structures.

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