University of Iowa Wave Basin

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Basic Specifications
Facility Name University of Iowa Wave Basin
Overseeing Organization University of Iowa
Hydrodynamic Testing Facility Type Wave Basin
Length(m) 40.0
Beam(m) 20.0
Depth(m) 3.0

Cost(per day) Contact POC
Special Physical Features Towed 3DPIV; contactless motion tracking; free surface measurement mappingv
Towing Capabilities
Towing Capabilities Yes
Maximum Velocity(m/s) 2.5

Length of Effective Tow(m) 25.0
Wavemaking Capabilities
Wavemaking Capabilities Yes
Maximum Wave Height(m) 0.6

Wave Period Range(s) 0.0
Current Velocity Range(m/s) 0.0
Programmable Wavemaking Yes
Wavemaking Description Fully programmable for regular or irregular waves
Wave Direction Uni-Directional
Simulated Beach Yes
Description of Beach Trusses overlaid with lattice and matting
Channel/Tunnel/Flume None

Wind Capabilities
Wind Capabilities None

Control and Data Acquisition
Description Analog data acquisition
Number of channels 16

Cameras Yes

Description of Camera Types Standard digital
Available Sensors Acceleration, Acoustics, Displacement, Flow, Pressure Range(psi), 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 Resistance and propulsion, seakeeping, maneuvering
Special Characteristics
Special Characteristics None

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