OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

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 will create a facility to increase the resilience of coastal communities.

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 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

Important advance made with new approach to “control” cancer, not eliminate it

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Aug 25, 2016
Researchers have created a new drug delivery system to aid an emerging concept in cancer treatment – to control tumors, not necessarily aiming for their complete elimination.… Read full story.
Photo of Furman Hall

Lacking other meaningful data, university faculty devise their own teaching evaluation systems

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Aug 23, 2016
Faculty teaching in the STEM disciplines at large research universities are devising their own systems to collect instructional data from their classrooms and using that data to inform their teaching, new research shows.… Read full story.
OSU News Release

Heat conditions prompt reminder about smoking, fires on OSU property and forests

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Aug 19, 2016
Due to heat levels that may break records this coming weekend, OSU officials are reminding people of the year-round smoking ban on university property, especially in research forests.… Read full story.
OSU News Release

Swiss needle cast disease intensifies in the Oregon Coast Range

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Aug 19, 2016
Over the last decade, a fungal disease known as Swiss needle cast has intensified within the Douglas-fir forests of the Oregon Coast Range.… Read full story.

Events & Tours

Aug
29
2016

OSU LeaderShape

Leadership Academy Pillar: ETHICAL, PURPOSEFUL, INCLUSIVE & COLLABORATIVE (1 each = 4 total credits)

Student Leadership and Involvement (SLI), is offering an exciting opportunity this fall and has agreed to provide a few…
Aug
31
2016

Legal Aspects and Liability of Traffic Safety

This course provides an understanding of the legal responsibilities that Oregon public agencies have to the public for highway safety, and how our court systems work to assure

Sep
23
2016

Johnson Hall Grand Opening

Celebrate the grand opening of Johnson Hall, the College of

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