The all-waters test facility - The role of a new facility in physical modelling for marine and coastal engineering

T. Davey, S. Brown, I. Bryden, D. Ingram, A. Robinson, R. Wallace

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Abstract

Physical model testing remains an important tool for de-risking and performance optimisation within the marine and coastal engineering sectors. The All-Waters Combined Current and Wave Test Facility will be based in Edinburgh to cater for large scale laboratory testing at scales of 1/40 to 1/10. Uniquely, the facility's circular basin incorporates simultaneous combined current and wave generation. The circular design reduces 'dead zones', helps control reflections (due to the installation of absorbing wavemakers on the entire perimeter) and provides for complex directional control of the sea states. This paper offers a broad examination of the design issues and practical solutions being developed to bring this facility into operation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCoasts, Marine Structures and Breakwaters 2013
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Sea to Shore - Meeting the Challenges of the Sea
PublisherICE Publishing
Pages1366-1373
Number of pages8
Volume2
ISBN (Electronic)9780727759788
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Event10th Coasts, Marine Structures and Breakwaters Conference 2013: From Sea to Shore - Meeting the Challenges of the Sea - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 18 Sep 201320 Sep 2013

Conference

Conference10th Coasts, Marine Structures and Breakwaters Conference 2013: From Sea to Shore - Meeting the Challenges of the Sea
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityEdinburgh
Period18/09/1320/09/13

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