Category Archives: Projects

Stony Brook flume commissioned

The tank  at Stony Brook University features Edinburgh Designs first production Wet Back Piston Wavemaker.

See Video

The machine is 1.5m wide x 1.5m tall and is designed to operate in depths up to 1m.
The flow generator has a highly accurate electromagnetic flow meter and is cable of moving up to 0.9 cubic meters a second of water.

Stony Brook wave and flow coastal flume

…..Stonybrook waves side view
The Tank was installed in early 2017 and will be used for lots of interesting research topics including bluff erosion and sediment transport.

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.

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.

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

Irish Premier Opens UCC Beaufort Building

Edinburgh Designs equipment forms the centerpiece of the new state-of-the-art maritime facility at University College Cork’s Beaufort Building. Edinburgh Designs have supplied 16 x 2.5m flap wavemakers for a deep water flume, along with a hydraulic movable floor.  A coastal flume has been fitted with 8  x 0.7m flap wavemakers in a movable module which allows tank water depth to be varied.  The third basin, the Ocean Wave Basin, will have wave generation provided by by the relocated 40 x 0.7m flap wavemaker originally built by Edinburgh Designs for UCC in 1993.

The building situated in Ringaskiddy, Co Cork and was officially opened by Taoiseach, Enda Kenny.

The facility was featured in the Irish Times and the Irish Examiner.