Sheets Wave Basin

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Basic Specifications
Facility Name Sheets Wave Basin
Overseeing Organization University of Rhode Island
Hydrodynamic Testing Facility Type Wave Basin
Length(m) 30.0
Beam(m) 3.6
Depth(m) 1.8

Cost(per day) $750(+ Labor/Materials)

Towing Capabilities
Towing Capabilities Yes
Maximum Velocity(m/s) 2.0

Length of Effective Tow(m) 25.0
Wavemaking Capabilities
Wavemaking Capabilities Yes
Maximum Wave Height(m) 0.3
Maximum Wave Height(m) at Wave Period(s) 3.0
Maximum Wave Length(m) 10
Wave Period Range(s) 3.0
Current Velocity Range(m/s) 0.0
Programmable Wavemaking Yes
Wavemaking Description Pre-programmed for regular and irregular waves, but wavemaker is capable of any input motion.
Wave Direction Uni-Directional
Simulated Beach Yes
Description of Beach Rear 20m of tank contains 8 panels of equal length with highly adjustable profile
Channel/Tunnel/Flume None

Wind Capabilities
Wind Capabilities None

Control and Data Acquisition
Description Multiple sensors; multiple data acquisition systems; highly variable setup
Number of channels 16 analog input; 8 digital default; many more available
Bandwidth(kHz) 1000
Cameras Yes
Number of Color Cameras 1

Description of Camera Types Handheld, pictures and video
Available Sensors Acceleration, Acoustics, Displacement, Flow, Power conversion effectiveness and generation, Pressure Range(psi), Strain, Velocity
Data Generation Capability
Real-Time Yes

Integrated Display/Graphics Facility is equipped with Matlab and National Instruments LabVIEW software, as well as other packages, with graphic interfaces for most tasks
Other Data Capabilites University faculty have extensive experience and all data processing and analysis may be done in-house
Test Services
Test Services Yes

On-Site fabrication capability/equipment Full machinist's workshop
Past Pertinent Test Experience Facility has experienced staff and has been used for a broad range of testing, including work on tsunamis, wave energy extraction, acoustic measurement of surface waves, and wave-induced forcing on marine structures.
Special Characteristics
Special Characteristics Yes
Types of Co-located facilities Acoustic tank; flume

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