Haynes Wave Basin

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Basic Specifications
Facility Name Haynes Wave Basin
Overseeing Organization Texas A&M (Haynes)
Hydrodynamic Testing Facility Type Wave Basin
Length(m) 38.1
Beam(m) 22.9
Depth(m) 1.5
Water Type Freshwater
Cost(per day) $150/hour (excluding labor)
Towing Capabilities
Towing Capabilities None


Wavemaking Capabilities
Wavemaking Capabilities Yes
Maximum Wave Height(m) 0.6
Maximum Wave Height(m) at Wave Period(s) 3.3
Maximum Wave Length(m) 10.7
Wave Period Range(s) 3.3
Current Velocity Range(m/s) 0.2
Programmable Wavemaking Yes
Wavemaking Description Directional, irregular, any spectrum, cnoidal or solitary wave
Wave Direction Both
Simulated Beach Yes
Description of Beach Stone
Channel/Tunnel/Flume
Channel/Tunnel/Flume None


Wind Capabilities
Wind Capabilities Yes
Wind Velocity Range(m/s) 2.1
Other Characteristics Two individual fans placed as appropriate
Control and Data Acquisition
Description National Instruments LabView
Number of channels 40
Cameras Yes
Number of Color Cameras 6
Description of Camera Types 3 video; 3 digital
Available Sensors Acceleration, Displacement, Flow, Force, Pressure Range(psi), Strain, Turbulence, Velocity
Data Generation Capability
Real-Time Yes
Integrated Display/Graphics National Instruments LabView
Test Services
Test Services Yes
On-Site fabrication capability/equipment Fabrication services done by open ended work order
Past Pertinent Test Experience Low speed in-stream turbines, breakwaters, VIV, scour, dredging
Special Characteristics
Special Characteristics Yes
Types of Co-located facilities Offshore Technology Research Center
Specializations, Capabilities, and Key
Facility Attributes Not Covered Elsewhere
Wired and wireless wave gages; 5 ADVs, force, pressure and strain transducers

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