Coastal Inlet Model Facility

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Basic Specifications
Facility Name Coastal Inlet Model Facility
Overseeing Organization United States Army Corp of Engineers (ERDC)
Hydrodynamic Testing Facility Type Wave Basin
Length(m) 103.6
Beam(m) 48.8
Depth(m) 0.6
Water Type Freshwater
Cost(per day) Contact POC
Towing Capabilities
Towing Capabilities None


Wavemaking Capabilities
Wavemaking Capabilities Yes
Maximum Wave Height(m) 0.2
Maximum Wave Height(m) at Wave Period(s) 2.3
Wave Period Range(s) 2.3
Current Velocity Range(m/s) 0.0
Programmable Wavemaking Yes
Wave Direction Uni-Directional
Simulated Beach No
Channel/Tunnel/Flume
Channel/Tunnel/Flume None


Wind Capabilities
Wind Capabilities None


Control and Data Acquisition
Description Automated data acquisition and control system


Cameras None


Available Sensors Flow, Pressure Range(psi), Turbulence, Velocity, Wave Probe
Data Generation Capability
Real-Time No


Test Services
Test Services Yes


Past Pertinent Test Experience Dedicated to the study of coastal inlets and equipped to represent the most significant physical processes at and around inlets
Special Characteristics
Special Characteristics None


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