Conte Small Flume

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Basic Specifications
Facility Name Conte Small Flume
Overseeing Organization United States Geological Survey, LSC
Hydrodynamic Testing Facility Type Flume
Length(m) 38.1
Beam(m) 3.0
Depth(m) 5.2

Cost(per day) Contact POC

Towing Capabilities
Towing Capabilities None

Wavemaking Capabilities
Wavemaking Capabilities None

Channel/Tunnel/Flume Yes

Recirculating No

Wind Capabilities
Wind Capabilities None

Control and Data Acquisition
Description National Instruments LabView and other data acquisition systems
Number of channels 12
Bandwidth(kHz) 44
Cameras Yes
Number of Color Cameras 5

Description of Camera Types Conventional underwater video, 4; high speed (1000 fps), 1
Available Sensors Displacement, Flow, Pressure Range(psi), Thermal, Turbulence, Velocity
Data Generation Capability
Real-Time Yes

Integrated Display/Graphics Conventional PC and video displays; TecPlot
Other Data Capabilites Conventional PC computing & statistical packages; 2D & 3D CFD modeling
Test Services
Test Services Yes
Utility Services Available 110, 220, 440 VAC, compressed air
On-Site fabrication capability/equipment Full carpentry shop with welding and machining capabilities
Past Pertinent Test Experience Fish passage structures, screening, bridge pier scour, mixing pump
Special Characteristics
Special Characteristics Yes
Types of Co-located facilities Physiology, ecology, behavior laboratories
Specializations, Capabilities, and Key
Facility Attributes Not Covered Elsewhere
Unique open channel flumes designed for testing fish passage structures at full scale; streambed emulation, hydrogeneration testing, fish collection and culture facilities, advanced biotelemetry

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