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Novel Piston & tank for Marin SLING Multiphase Laboratory

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.

Double Ended Flow tank at the University of Sheffield

Sheffield University now have an Edinburgh Designs Double Ended Wave & Current Flume.

The tank has 2 x 0.7m Hinge Depth Force Feedback Absorbing Paddles: One on either end. Water depth is 1m and the sank side height is 1.3m.

The tank is designed for 0.8m/s Flow with an Ultrasonic Flow Measurement in the return pipe under the tank.

Compact flume at Michigan Technological University

The brand new facility at MTU in Upstate Michigan features 8 x 0.7m hinge depth force feedback absorbing flaps in a concrete tank.

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The tank has one glass side running the full length of the tank.
The beach is a custom curved profile with HDPE plastic decking.

The tank will be used for a wide variety of projects, from offshore controls studies to great lakes research.

40m Long Piston Flume at ESITC Caen

Caen ESITC has opened a new marine test facility equipped with a 40 meter long Edinburgh Designs built flume tank.

The tank is 1m wide and 1.5m meters deep and features a 750mm piston wave generator.
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Designed to accommodate physical modelling tests, the test tank is suitable for marine research and development work, coastal work studies, and port engineering research.
The project was funded by ESITC, the Normandy region, and public institutions CEREMA, DGPR and DGITM.

Curved Ocean Basin Wave Tank at the LIR NOTF Ocean Test Facility near Cork, Ireland

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.

750mm Piston for SINTEF, Norway

Edinburgh Designs have commissioned a machine for a new low temperature at SINTEF in Norway.

The combined wave and flow tank was designed by SINTEF and is designed for oil-ice interaction studies.

Stony Brook flume commissioned

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.

Stony Brook wave and flow coastal flume






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.

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.