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.

OSU News

OSU News Release

OSU names ASU vice president as dean of the College of Business

Jul 6, 2015
Mitzi Montoya, vice president and university dean of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Arizona State University, has been named dean of the OSU College of Business.… Read full story.
OSU News Release

Tough tail of a seahorse may provide robotic solutions

Jul 2, 2015
The odd, square tail of the seahorse is inspiring a new approach to robotics that may combine both strength and flexibility.… Read full story.

Community art show at OSU celebrates tenth year

Jul 1, 2015
A decade of supporting community art will be celebrated this month when the 10th annual Community Art Show comes to Oregon State University‚Äôs Giustina Gallery in The LaSells Stewart Center.†… Read full story.

Events & Tours


28th Annual Construction Education Foundation Golf Tournament

Registration and sponsorship information is forthcoming.

Questions? Contact Lauren Farmen, AGC Industry Liaison, 541.737.4096

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