A new single piston machine has been commissioned at the highly prestigious United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.
The machine was tested fully in Edinburgh Designs laboratory before shipment and was installed by USNA staff in their coastal flume.
Edinburgh Designs have installed a second machine at the Strathclyde University Kelvin Hydrodynamics Laboratory.
The brand new machine features 8 x 0.7m hinge depth force feedback absorbing flaps in a glass sided tank.
The tank reuses three beach segments from the UoE curved tank.
The machine has been custom designed to maximise tank area in the space available.
80X 0.7m hinge depth paddles at University College Cork.
This is one of four tanks that make up the specialist LIR NOTF Ocean Test Facility at the MaREI Center for Marine and Renewable Energy.
The tank is 25m x 18m x 1m deep and has a movable floor in its central section.
The floor can be raised above the surface of the tank to allow quick and easy model setup.
The floor can then be lowered to give a total of 2.4m depth. Two sides have ED designed slatted beaches made from recycled plastic.
We have built a bespoke current and wave tank for the Stony Brook University, New York State.
The tank can be seen in action on our Youtube page.
The tank features our first production Wet Back Piston Wavemaker. The machine is 25m long, 1.5m wide x 1.5m deep and is designed to operate in depths up to 1m.
The tank has glass sides to allow observation of experiments and stainless steel base trays.
The tank will be used for a wide variety of coastal engineering experiments.
Edinburgh Designs are extremely proud to unveil our new tank at the National Museum of Scotland.
This tank will showcase our technology to thousands of people per week and hopefully inspire the engineers of the future.
The tank is featured in the
BBC’s coverage of the 10 new exhibitions.
We have installed seven paddles into a highly specialized flood certification facility for
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.
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 have completed a
new towing tank laboratory at the Bergen HIB. The tank has six 1.2 m hinge depth flaps and has a wire driven carriage capable of 5 m/s.
More information on the Edinburgh Designs turnkey solution can be found on
our portfolio page.
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
And videos of other Wave Energy Developers Testing In Edinburgh Designs Tanks
Edinburgh designs have successfully installed sixteen 1.8m hinge depth flap paddle wave makers to the University of Maine
Advanced Structures and Composites Center (ASCC) new W 2 – Wind/Wave – tank.
The tank has a 32 fan array for simulating wind on offshore structures such as wind turbines.
The tank has been featured in a