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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