OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Wave Impact Forces on Elevated Coastal Structures

Experimental and Numerical Study to Improve Damage and Loss Estimation due to Overland Wave and Surge Hazards on Near-Coast Structures

Wave Forces on Cladding

Physical model testing in the Large Wave Flume for characterization of tsunami wave impact forces and structural response of metal building envelopes (cladding)

Wave Energy Converter Simulator: WEC-Sim

Experimental validation of WEC-Sim

HWRL is one of the Experimental Facilities of NHERI

The $3.8 million award have created a facility to increase the resilience of coastal communities.

Welcome to the O.H. Hinsdale Wave Research 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
  • Marine 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

Scientists zero in on global ocean temperatures during last interglaciation period

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Jan 20, 2017
During the last major interglaciation period, when global sea level that was 20 to 30 feet higher, scientists believe ocean temperatures were warmer than at most times in the Earth’s recent history.… Read full story.
OSU News Release

OSU’s Fairbanks Gallery presents work by Portland artists Damien Gilley and Jeff Sheridan

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Jan 20, 2017
New work by Portland area artists Damien Gilley and Jeff Sheridan will be on display Jan. 25 through March 8 in the Fairbanks Gallery.… Read full story.

OSU Board of Trustees adopts 10-year business forecast, fossil fuel divestiture

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Jan 20, 2017
The Oregon State University Board of Trustees on Friday adopted a 10-year business forecast to serve as a framework for the university’s long-term planning and operational management.… Read full story.

Former GRAMMY Museum director to give talk on GRAMMY Awards

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Jan 18, 2017
Bob Santelli will provide a backstage look at the GRAMMY Awards, the most watched music television program in the world… Read full story.

Events & Tours

Feb
02
2017

Edwards Distinguished Lecture

From Performance-Based Engineering to Earthquake Resilience

Performance-based earthquake engineering has matured over the past twenty years from a conceptual framework into a formal methodology that can enable

Feb
17
2017

Graduate Research Showcase

The College of Engineering is at the forefront of research and development to solve the world's most pressing problems. At the 2017 Graduate Research Showcase, nearly 300 graduate

Feb
22
2017

Start Smart

Leadership Academy Pillar: Member Choice: PURPOSEFUL or PROFESSIONAL

This workshop is for women students in Engineering and Business. It will teach you how to determine what employers are paying for the

Feb
23
2017

Geomatics Workshop

This workshop focuses on the operational use of unmanned aircraft systems. Topics covered will include UAS regulations, airframe and sensor selection, flight planning, data collection, processing, and

Feb
24
2017

Geomatics Workshop

The US Public Land Survey workshop will cover development of the USPLS and specific retracement issues within Oregon.    

Instructor: Tyler P. Parsons, PLS, WRE &

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