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Summary of Research Facilities

Great Wave Flume (GWK)

The largest wave flume in the world!

  • length:                  307.00 m
  • Width:                        5.00 m
  • depth:                        7.00 m
  • max. wave heigth:   2.00 m
  • wave board:             piston
  • max. stroke:             ± 2.10 m (superposition by ± 10 degree upper flap motion possible)
  • installed power:      900 kW
  • waves:                      regular and irregular wave train generation
  • absorption:              online absorpiton system

Multidirectional Wave Basin (3D Wave Basin)

Real ocean conditions in a hydraulic laboratory.

  • length:                             40.00 m
  • Width:            25.00 m
  • depth:                                1.00 m
  • max. wave heigth:           0.47 m 
  • wave board:                  72 individual piston boards (0.40 m width, 1.60 m high)
  • max. stroke:                  ± 0.60 m
  • max. velocity:                   3.00 m/s
  • directional spreding:  5° to 175°
  • absorption:                   active absorpiton system (up to 6 Hz)
  • engine:                          electrical servo moter
  • waves:                           regular and irregular, reproduction of in-situ measurements
  • current:                          5 m³/s, about 0.3 m/s with 1.0 m water depth

Wave Flume 'Schneiderberg'

  • length:                           110.00 m
  • Width:                                2.20 m
  • depth:                                2.00 m
  • max. wave heigth:           0.35 m 
  • wave board:                  piston
  • max. stroke:                  ± 0.30 m
  • engine:                          hydraulic
  • waves:                           regular and irregular

Research Boat

We perform in-situ measurements if required.

  • type:                               inflatable 'Zodiac' boat
  • transport:                      carrier
  • positioning:                  differential GPS (cm accuracy)
  • orientation:                   gyro and GPS compass system
  • fow ratre meas.:          600 kHz broadband ADCP
  • bathymetry meas.:      echo sounder (50 kHz and 210 kHz, 1 kW acoustic power)
  • multiprobe:                   temperature, oxygen concentration, turbidity, fluid density

 

Further research facilities are abailable. Plese check here.