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Concrete work begins on the New Deep Ocean Basin at the National University of Singapore

Edinburgh Designs Engineers have been on site to witness the concrete work at the brand new Deep Ocean Basin at the National University of Singapore.
Piling is finished and the pit is currently being dug and the floor slabs are being pored.

The tank will be 12m deep, 45m wide and 60m long and feature full current capabilities, wavemakers on two sides, a moving floor and a 2-axis towing carriage.
The tank also has a 38m deep pit in the middle with a moving platform with integrated turntable.

This cutting edge facility will be the most complex wave test tank in the world.
It will be used for testing the next generation of tension leg oil platforms as well as renewable and ships.

Edinburgh Designs awarded contract for National University of Singapore’s new tank

Edinburgh Designs have been awarded the contract to design and build the brand new Deep Ocean Basin at the National University of Singapores new facility; TCOMS.

TCOMS will be the most advanced wave tank in the world and will feature Edinburgh Designs equipment throughout.

170412 NUS DOBs ISO            170405 paddle layout diagram annotated

The tank measures 45m wide x 60m long and has wavemakers on two sides.
Deploy-able and stow-able beaches run the length of the long side of the tank.
Static concrete beaches run the short side.
A movable floor allows water depths of up to 12m and can raise to the surface to facilitate experiment setup.
A 10m diameter central pit with raisable turntable reaches a full depth of 50m.
52 Current generators move the water across the entire tank width.
An X-Y carriage spans 53m and provides a stable, man ride able platform for experiments.

All tank equipment will be controlled from one user interface as an integrated system.

See the Channel News Asia video.

Current and flow tank for Stony Brook University in Long Island

Edinburgh Designs will be building a bespoke current and wave tank for the Stony Brook University.

The tank will feature our first production Wet Back Piston Wavemaker. The machine will 1.5 x 1.5m and is designed to operate in depths up to 1m.

The tank will have glass sides to allow observation of experiments and stainless steel base trays.

Seven Paddles Installed for Aquobex at the Buildings Research Establishment

We have installed seven paddles into a highly specialized flood certification facility for Aquobex Ltd.

The facility will be British Standards Institution certified and will be used for flood doors and other defenses.

The BSI test requires 30 minutes of constant waves. This tank does not have any beach so reflections are extremely high!

Because of Edinburgh Designs unique force feedback technology,  the tank stays stable indefinitely.

Without our technology, this tank would not have been possible.

Ifremer Wave Current Circulation tank software upgrade

Edinburgh Designs offer an upgrade service that brings older machines up to our current state of the art software.

We recently visited the Ifremer Wave Current Circulation tank to upgrade the software and inspect the wavemaker.

Our software is constantly evolving to include new features, general improvements and support new operating systems.

One particularly notable feature is the brand new Analysis package. This tool provides an intuitive graphical tools for analysing experiments.