Wave Flume

The Wave Flume at the College of Engineering


The goal of the Coastal Hydraulics Laboratory is to support investigators in pursuit of their studies to answer specific research questions in coastal engineering and science. This major facility is a recirculating wave-current flume that is 22.7m long (17.5m testing section), 1.5m wide, and 1.0m deep. The testing section has glass walls and steel bed. Wave heights more than 0.4m and flow rates up to 110l/s can be produced, and sophisticated instrumentation is available. This facility is capable of modeling wave-structure interactions, sediment transport, wave transformations, morphological response, and other research requirements. Click here for a flyer giving more information on the wave flume facility.
Wave flume video frame stillClick here for a video showing the wave flume in operation.