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.
Back in the 1980′s, Edunburgh Universities Professor Stephen Salter installed a single flap wavemaker for Professor Johannes Falnes at NTNU. It fits that Edinburgh Designs would be the company to replace this machine almost 40 years later.
The new machine is a single dry back force feedback flap paddle with a set of 8 wave gauges.
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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.
Shanghai Ship and Shipping Research Institute (SSSRI) are making an incredible investment in new research facilities.
Edinburgh Designs have installed 24 flap paddles and a raisable beach section for their new towing tank.
The tank is 18m wide and 400m long and is due for completion in 2020.
Edinburgh Designs have installed a new Double Ended Wave & Current Flume at University of Rhode Island.
The tank has two opposing wave paddles and is 0.5m wide with 10m between the . Water depth is 1m and the sank side height is 1.3m.
The 24 paddle machine was installed in 1998 and was the first multi paddle, large flap Edinburgh Designs machine.
Having worked well for over 20 years, the servo amplifiers and digital controllers are now obsolete, and spares are hard to come by.
The machine is now like new and can be seen in action in the following video:
After 20 years, it was a good time for a full electronic upgrade.
The mechanical side of the machine only required some minor renewal works.
Edinburgh Designs have installed a highly unique piston wave tank in an autoclave at the Marin SLING Multiphase Laboratory.
The lab will be used to research the intricacies of the
water-vapour boundary in sloshing waves.
The autoclave can vary the pressure (5 mbar to 10 bar), temperature (5°C to 200°C) and gas composition.
Due to the extreme environments, the tank and wavemaker are totally new for this prestigious project.
For more information see the MARIN Multiphase website.
Edinburgh Designs have installed a new towing tank at the MTC College in Cairo, Egypt.
The tank features 8x700mm hinge depth absorbing flaps in a 50m long tank.
A towing carriage runs along the full lenght of the tank.
Edinburgh Designs have installed a 750mm piston tank at the University of Coventry.
The tank is 20m long, 750mm deep and 0.6m wide.