Erosion Flume

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Basic Specifications
Facility Name Erosion Flume
Overseeing Organization University of Iowa
Hydrodynamic Testing Facility Type Flume
Length(m) 9.1
Beam(m) 0.6
Depth(m) 0.9

Cost(per day) Contact POC
Special Physical Features Tilting flume from -5 to +21% slope; erodibility of grassed boxes; dual pumps up to 50 cfs.
Towing Capabilities
Towing Capabilities None



Wavemaking Capabilities
Wavemaking Capabilities None










Channel/Tunnel/Flume
Channel/Tunnel/Flume Yes

Recirculating No

Wind Capabilities
Wind Capabilities None


Control and Data Acquisition
Cameras None



Available Sensors Acoustics, Thermal, Turbulence, Velocity
Data Generation Capability
Real-Time Yes



Test Services
Test Services Yes

On-Site fabrication capability/equipment Machine shop, carpenter shop, welding shop, instrumentation and electronics shop
Past Pertinent Test Experience Erodibility of soils planted with Michigan DOT grasses
Special Characteristics
Special Characteristics None


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