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Wind-Water Tunnels

DeFrees Hydraulics Laboratory, Cornell University
Name:      DeFrees Hydraulics Laboratory
Location:   Cornell University

There are three facilities: 1) 32x0.6x1 m wave tank with a piston-type wavemaker, 2) 15x2x0.64 m recirculating type open-channel flume to study shallow coastal waters, and 3) 20x1x0.8 m tilting wind-water tunnel for air-water interface experiments. The facilities are mainly used for research within the institution. The DeFrees Hydraulics Laboratory houses three major facilities for generic studies of water waves, wave/current interaction, and wind waves. A 32x0.6x1 m wave tank with a piston-type wavemaker can create periodic and irregular waves for study of wave/structure interaction and waves over rippled beds. The Wide Meandering Wave-Current Flume is a recirculating channel that is 15x2x0.64 m. The Tilting Wind-Water Tunnel is also a recirculating basin, 20x1x0.8 m.

Contact:     Todd Cowen, eac20@cornell.edu
Joint Applied Mathematics & Marine Science Fluids Lab, University of North Carolina
NASA Air-Sea Interaction Research Facility, Wallops Flight Facility, VA
Basins and Flumes

Coastal Engineering Laboratory, Johns Hopkins University
Coastal & Hydraulics Laboratory, USACE Engineer Research & Development Center
Coastal Laboratory and Hydraulics/Water Resources Laboratory, Old Dominion University
Coastal Transportation Engineering Research & Education, University of South Alabama
DeFrees Hydraulics Laboratory, Cornell University
Hydraulic Laboratory, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Hydraulic Research Lab, University of Washington
Marine Mechanics Lab, University of California - Berkeley
NASA Air-Sea Interaction Research Facility, Wallops Flight Facility, VA
NEES Tsunami Research Facility, Oregon State University
Ocean Engineering Laboratory, University of Delaware, Center for Allpied Coastal Research
Offshore Model Basin, Escondido, California
Offshore Technology Research Center, Texas A&M University
University of Rhode Island Wave Tank, University of Rhode Island
Towing Basins

Centre for Marine Systems, Stevens Institute of Technology
David Taylor Model Basin, Carderock Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center
wind/water tunnel
Wave basin
Towing basin