DeFrees Flume 2

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Basic Specifications
Facility Name DeFrees Flume 2
Overseeing Organization Cornell University Hydrodynamics
Hydrodynamic Testing Facility Type Flume
Length(m) 8.0
Beam(m) 0.6
Depth(m) 0.6



Towing Capabilities
Towing Capabilities None



Wavemaking Capabilities
Wavemaking Capabilities None










Channel/Tunnel/Flume
Channel/Tunnel/Flume Yes
Velocity(m/s) 2
Recirculating No

Wind Capabilities
Wind Capabilities None


Control and Data Acquisition
Description National Instruments LabView and Mathworks Matlab DAQ systems
Number of channels 64+
Bandwidth(kHz) 1000
Cameras Yes
Number of Color Cameras 5

Description of Camera Types 1024 x 1024 x 12 bit to 60 fps, 491 x 656 x 8-bit to 100 fps, others
Available Sensors Thermal, Ultrasonic Wave Height, Displacement, Acceleration, Turbulence, Pressure Range(psi), Flow, Acoustics, Velocity
Data Generation Capability
Real-Time Yes



Test Services
Test Services Yes
Utility Services Available Water, compressed air, 120, 208, 3-phase 240 VAC
On-Site fabrication capability/equipment Fully equipped machine shop
Past Pertinent Test Experience Wave research, wave-structure interaction, wave-sediment studies
Special Characteristics
Special Characteristics Yes
Types of Co-located facilities Wave tanks, flumes, turbulence tank, sediment flumes, air-water tunnel
Specializations, Capabilities, and Key
Facility Attributes Not Covered Elsewhere
Clear glass bed and sides providing optical access, sufficiently wide to capture scale dependent growth of transport

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