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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  +
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.  +
Foaf/Homepage  +
Hydrodynamic Testing Facility Type Tank +
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  +
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 (Water Power) +
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  +
Special Physical Features  +
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.  +
TEAMER Capability Component and Power testing, Test Environments, Field/open water lake testing, General component testing, Outdoor wave tank or basin testing, Structural testing  +
TEAMER Description Located near the SWEPT facility and the SN
Located near the SWEPT facility and the SNL WP offices, this small lake facility (oversized outdoor tank) can be used to perform shakedown tests of WEC systems including mooring systems. Otherwise known as the Water Impact Facility located at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the lake facility provides a controlled environment for high-velocity water impact testing, gravity-assisted drop testing and underwater testing. A 300-foot drop tower stands next to a 120-foot-wide by 188-foot-long by 50-foot-deep lake. A total depth of 80 feet for underwater testing can be obtained via a 6-foot-diameter, 30-foot-long steel pipe at the bottom of the lake.
long steel pipe at the bottom of the lake.  +
TEAMER Facility Yes  +
TEAMER Facility Type Basin/Tank  +
TEAMER Webpage  +
Testing Capability Components + , Loads +
Testing Capability Type Structural + , Device and Array +
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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