Alden Wave Basin

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Basic Specifications
Facility Name Alden Wave Basin
Overseeing Organization Alden Research Laboratory, Inc
Hydrodynamic Testing Facility Type Wave Basin
Length(m) 33.5
Beam(m) 21.3
Depth(m) 1.2
Water Type Freshwater
Cost(per day) Depends on study
Towing Capabilities
Towing Capabilities None


Wavemaking Capabilities
Wavemaking Capabilities Yes
Maximum Wave Height(m) 0.3
Maximum Wave Height(m) at Wave Period(s) 1.0
Maximum Wave Length(m) 1.8
Wave Period Range(s) 1.0
Current Velocity Range(m/s) 0.0
Programmable Wavemaking Yes
Wavemaking Description Period adjustable electronically, height adjustable mechanically
Wave Direction Both
Simulated Beach Yes
Description of Beach Designed as needed using commercially available sand/sediment
Channel/Tunnel/Flume
Channel/Tunnel/Flume None


Wind Capabilities
Wind Capabilities Yes
Wind Velocity Range(m/s) Designed as needed for study objectives
Other Characteristics Point measurement capability
Control and Data Acquisition
Description Differential pressure transducers, acoustic profiling, propeller meters, load cells, computer data acquisition systems.
Number of channels Designed as needed
Cameras Yes
Number of Color Cameras 2
Description of Camera Types Fully-submersible; multiplexor for four cameras; digital recording from all cameras; digital handheld
Available Sensors Acceleration, Acoustics, Displacement, Flow, Power conversion effectiveness and generation, Pressure Range(psi), Thermal, Velocity, Vibration
Data Generation Capability
Real-Time Yes
Data Comparison to Computational Models Wave height, period, length, velocity
Integrated Display/Graphics Lab View, Test Point
Test Services
Test Services Yes
Utility Services Available 110 V to 480 V, 3 phase
On-Site fabrication capability/equipment Full on-site carpentry, machine, and instrumentation shops
Past Pertinent Test Experience Erosion control devices
Special Characteristics
Special Characteristics Yes
Specializations, Capabilities, and Key
Facility Attributes Not Covered Elsewhere
Can maintain constant wave generation

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