Bucknell Hydraulic Flume

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Basic Specifications
Facility Name Bucknell Hydraulic Flume
Overseeing Organization Bucknell University
Hydrodynamic Testing Facility Type Flume
Length(m) 9.8
Beam(m) 1.2
Depth(m) 0.6
Water Type Freshwater
Cost(per day) Depends on personnel requirements

Towing Capabilities
Towing Capabilities Yes
Maximum Velocity(m/s) 2.7


Wavemaking Capabilities
Wavemaking Capabilities None










Channel/Tunnel/Flume
Channel/Tunnel/Flume Yes
Velocity(m/s) 2.7
Recirculating Yes

Wind Capabilities
Wind Capabilities None


Control and Data Acquisition
Description Various sensors available on a test-by-test basis






Available Sensors Flow, Velocity
Data Generation Capability
Real-Time No

Integrated Display/Graphics Microsoft Windows based systems
Other Data Capabilites Invasive flow diagnostics, Acoustic Doppler Velocimeter (ADV) and data analysis
Test Services
Test Services Yes


Past Pertinent Test Experience Testing flow devices for open-channel power generation applications, such as water wheels.
Special Characteristics
Special Characteristics Yes
Types of Co-located facilities Sediment-recirculating flume, 40-ft by 10-ft wide, exploration of sediment transport/deposition and river morphology impact.

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