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Retrofit of Flap and Piston Machines to Grenoble Flume

Edinburgh Designs have recently installed two machines at Grenoble University, France.

A 500mm piston machine has been fitted that is removable.

The aim is to run this piston against the existing hydraulic piston at the other end of the tank and observe the wave interactions.

A 700mm flap machine has been fitted to the end of the tank.

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

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 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.

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.

 

Wavemaker under construction at the National Museum of Scotland’s new Energy Laboratory Exhibition

Edinburgh Designs have just started construction of a brand new wave exhibition for the National Museum of Scotland.

              

The tank will have two flap paddles at each end and has been designed to create mesmerizing wave effects.
It will feature the largest pieces of glass that Edinburgh Designs have ever used with dimensions of 4 x 1m.
The all new Energy Laboratory will be unveiled on the 8th of July 2016.

Edinburgh Designs Wave tanks used for US Wave Energy Prize Testing

The Wave Energy Prize is a public competition run by the United States Department of Energy. It aims to deliver game changing performance developments and entice new players to develop new Wave Energy Converters (WECs).

Entrants are competing for three cash prizes, with a maximum payout of $1.5M, following successful testing at the MASK basin.

Edinburgh Designs tanks are being used by entrants to the Wave Energy Prize to test their designs:

Stevens Institute, Hoboken, New Jersey

Wind/Wave Lab, University of Maine

MASK Basin, US Navy, Carderock

 

Many pictures of the competitors at Edinburgh Designs tanks are available here.

And videos of other Wave Energy Developers Testing In Edinburgh Designs Tanks