Steep Gradient Flume

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Basic Specifications
Facility Name Steep Gradient Flume
Overseeing Organization University of Iowa
Hydrodynamic Testing Facility Type Flume
Length(m) 20.1
Beam(m) 0.9
Depth(m) 0.5

Cost(per day) Contact POC
Special Physical Features Tilting flume from -1.5 to +16% slope; <3mm sedimentation recirculation capabilities; instrumentation rails
Towing Capabilities
Towing Capabilities None



Wavemaking Capabilities
Wavemaking Capabilities None










Channel/Tunnel/Flume
Channel/Tunnel/Flume Yes

Recirculating Yes

Wind Capabilities
Wind Capabilities None


Control and Data Acquisition
Cameras Yes
Number of Color Cameras 1


Available Sensors Acoustics, Flow, 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 Mountain stream sediment transport, RFID tagged materials for sediment transport particle tracking
Special Characteristics
Special Characteristics None


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