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Sandia Lake Facility
Available Sensors Acceleration  + , Acoustics  + , Displacement  + , Flow  + , Force  + , Power conversion effectiveness and generation  + , Strain  + , Thermal  + , Turbulence  + , Velocity  + , Vibration  +
Bandwidth(kHz) >1000  +
Beam(m) 36.6  +
Cameras Yes  +
Channel/Tunnel/Flume None  +
Cost(per day) $5000-15000  +
Current Velocity Range(m/s) 0.0  +
Data Comparison to Computational Models Sandia developed technology of Linking Experiments to Models Using Registration (LEMUR) integrates full-field measurements with Finite Element (FE) model predictions to provide time-resolved comparison results with quantified uncertainties.  +
Depth(m) 15.2  +
Description Sandia Mobile Instumentation Unit (MIU) or portable Spectral Dynamics digitizers and recorders  +
Description of Camera Types High speed (>10,000 fps), submersible, color, Particle Image Velocitmetry (PIV), Digital Image Correlation (DIC), etc.  +
Hydrodynamic Testing Facility Type Wave Basin +
Integrated Display/Graphics Sandia developed data analysis and visualization software called K2. 3D visualization capabilities can also be employed.  +
Length(m) 57.3  +
Length of Effective Tow(m) 45.7  +
Maximum Velocity(m/s) 15.2  +
Maximum Wave Height(m) 0.9  +
Maximum Wave Height(m) at Wave Period(s) 3.0  +
Maximum Wave Length(m) 4.57  +
Name Sandia Lake Facility  +
Number of Color Cameras 10  +
Number of channels >300  +
On-Site fabrication capability/equipment Machine shop with lathes, milling, band saws, welding, small to large construction, etc.  +
Other Data Capabilites The Tech Area 3 test facility has state-of-the-art instrumentation and diagnostics that are constantly maintained and up-to-date with the latest available capabilities for supporting a wide range of high profile, large scale testing.  +
Overseeing Organization Sandia National Laboratories Hydrodynamics +
Past Pertinent Test Experience High speed water impact, sensors and data acquisition, planning and program management of high-risk, high profile tests, high-speed photography, fuel/fire testing and analyses  +
Programmable Wavemaking Yes  +
Real-Time Yes  +
Sector Hydropower +
Simulated Beach No  +
Special Characteristics Yes  +
Specializations, Capabilities, and Key Facility Attributes Not Covered Elsewhere Expertise in a broad range of capabilities applied to large scale testing, and ability to integrate that expertise to address challenging issues and solve complex problems.  +
Test Services Yes  +
Towing Capabilities Yes  +
Types of Co-located facilities Large scale test facilities in Area 3: Shock facility, impact drop tower, sled tracks for ultra-high speed impacts, vibration, acoustic, centrifuge  +
Utility Services Available 208V 3 phase, 100 amp; 120 V 20 amps single phase; water  +
Water Type Freshwater  +
Wave Direction Uni-Directional  +
Wave Period Range(s) 3.0  +
Wavemaking Capabilities Yes  +
Wavemaking Description Values listed are for a conceptual design yet to be implemented for the Sandia Lake facility.  +
Wind Capabilities None  +
Categories Testing Facilities
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