OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Large Wave Flume

Cutting Edge Coastal Engineering at OSU

Directional Wave Basin

Special Wave Maker at Wave Lab

Welcome to the O.H. Hinsdale Wave Resesarch Laboratory

The O.H. Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory provides outstanding research and testing at the largest nearshore experimental facility at an academic institution in the US. The 6100 ft2 (570 m2) building is situated on the main campus and houses the Large Wave Flume (LWF), Directional Wave Basin (DWB), and 3,000 ft2 (300 m2). of office space for staff, graduate students, visiting researchers, and clients.

The laboratory conducts research on coastal and nearshore processes involving:

  • Wave-structure interaction
  • Nearshore hydrodynamics and sediment transport
  • Wave and renewable energy
  • Tsunami and coastal hazards
  • Fixed and floating structures

Through our work we deliver research, testing, and education and outreach opportunities to improve the resilience and sustainability of coastal areas, and to develop innovative solutions to the design of coastal infrastructure.

Click here to find out more about our Education and Tours Program.

OSU News

OSU News Release

Survey: Oyster industry more sold on ocean acidification impacts than public

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Aug 26, 2015
Many West Coast shellfish industry leaders are convinced ocean acidification is having consequences – a rate of belief more than four times higher than that of the public.… Read full story.

Veterinary team to volunteer services

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Aug 24, 2015
A group of veterinary students and faculty is visiting Nicaragua to help provide much needed veterinary medical services for livestock and pets.… Read full story.

Events & Tours

Sep
10
2015

Oregon Land Survey Law Workshop #1

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A workshop on the basic Oregon land surveying statutes and common law decisions. It introduces the surveyor to the legal portion of the profession.

Sep
11
2015

Oregon Land Survey Law Workshop #1

Register Online

A workshop on the basic Oregon land surveying statutes and common law decisions. It introduces the surveyor to the legal portion of the profession.

Sep
11
2015

28th Annual Construction Education Foundation Golf Tournament

This year marks the 28th anniversary of the CEF Golf Tournament. Since 1987, the Construction Education Foundation (CEF) has held a summer golf tournament. This fundraiser supports scholarships,

Oct
05
2015

Distinguished Lecture Series, Presented by Kiewit

The public is invited to attend a lecture by Paul Giroux of Kiewit Infrastructure West Co. Giroux's presentation, “Great Builders,†is the first lecture of the new OSU

Oct
13
2015

ADA Design & Regulation (Portland)

 

This one-day class is designed for planners, engineers, and technicians who are responsible for planning, design and operations of roadway systems. The class will provide an

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