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Variable Slope Flume

  • 14.0 m-long x 1 m-wide x 0.75 m-deep flume
  • sluiced headbox with louvered tailgate
  • hydraulically controlled 0 - 2% adjustable slope
  • maximum flow rate 0.38 cms

Constant Head Tank

  • 20 cubic meter tank drained by 80 m of sharp crested weir
  • two pumps (60 and 75 hp) recirculate 0.50 cms via two 9.1 cubic meter volumetric tanks in a closed system
  • flow distributed via 400 mm PVC pipe
  • 50:1 turn butterfly valves allow precise adjustment of flow
  • flow monitored by an MSR electromagnetic

Random Wave-Sediment Flume

  • 34 m-long x 1.5 m-wide x 1.5 m-deep reinforced concrete flume
  • servo-hydraulic, computer controlled, piston-type waveboard
  • MATLAB-based (custom designed) wave generation software with full second-order corrections

Counter-Rotating Ice Flume

  • 1.2 m diameter counter-rotating flume
  • frazil and anchor ice generation
  • temperatures to -30° C
  • time lapse video recorders
  • Video

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