DeFrees Flume 3

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Basic Specifications
Facility Name DeFrees Flume 3
Overseeing Organization Cornell University Hydrodynamics
Hydrodynamic Testing Facility Type Flume
Length(m) 15.0
Beam(m) 2.0
Depth(m) 0.6
Water Type Freshwater


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+

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 Acceleration, Acoustics, Pressure Range(psi), Velocity, Displacement, Turbulence, Flow, Ultrasonic Wave Height, Thermal
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 in the horizontal

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