Engineering Excellence for Maritime and Energy

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Ocean Basin

Ocean Basin – 25m x 18m x 1m deep

Used for testing a variety of marine structures (wave energy convertors, floating wind platforms, coastal structures, oil & gas platforms). It has capacity for adding a 2.5m deep section and it can produce real and simulated sea states. The wave generation peaks at Hs = 0.16m, Tp = 1.4s and Hmax = 0.32m

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Deep Ocean Basin

Deep Ocean Basin – 35m x 12m x 3m deep

It has a movable floor plate to allow the water depth be adjusted, making it suitable for circa. 1/15 scale operational conditions and 1/50 scale survival waves. Equipped with 16 hinged force feedback paddles capable of a peak wave generation condition of Hs = 0.6m, Tp = 2.7s and Hmax = 1.1m

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Wave & Current Flume

Wave and Current Flume – 28m x 3m x 0.6 to 1.2 m deep

A multi-purpose facility with the capability of running separate and combined unidirectional wave and current tests. It has 8 hinged force feedback paddles with adjustable height positioning and three thrusters for generating current speeds of greater than 1m/s. The wave generation peaks at Hs = 0.16m, Tp = 1.5s and Hmax  = 0.35m. It is fitted with a towing carriage that can operate at speeds up to 1.5m/s

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Wave Watch Flume

Wave Watch Flume – 15m x 0.75m x 1m deep

A glass sided flume with a single wave flap for wave generation. Used to provide students with an introduction to tank testing as well as device concept development and stability testing of coastal structures.