Infrastructure specifications

  • Facility characteristics

    Water tank : 40 m long, 2.6 m wide and 0.9 m deep at the main test section, Air tunnel : 40 m long, 3.2 m wide and 1.5 m high at the main test section, The wind flow is generated by an axial fan of 2 m in diameter located in the 61 m long recirculating air tunnel and driven by a computer-controlled 55 kW motor. The (...)
  • Instrumentation

    For wave observations a set of capacitance wave gauges made of very thin sensitive wires, to measure water surface displacements with a great precision ( 0.01 mm) up to a frequency of 50 Hz, a set of resistive wave gauges to measure water surface displacements with a precision of 0.1 mm up to a frequency of 12 Hz (Figure (...)