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

Despite evolutionary inexperience, northern sockeye manage heat stress

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Dec 7, 2016
Sockeye salmon that evolved in the generally colder waters of the far north still know how to cool off if necessary, an important factor in the species’ potential for dealing with global climate change.… Read full story.
OSU News Release

Improving child-teacher interactions can reduce preschoolers’ stress levels

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Dec 6, 2016
A school-based intervention that promotes warm and caring interactions between a teacher and child can reduce the child’s stress in the classroom, a new study has found.… Read full story.

Parenting classes benefit all, especially lower-income families

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Dec 5, 2016
Parenting education can improve the skills of every mom and dad and the behavior of all children, and it particularly benefits families from low-income or otherwise underserved populations.… Read full story.

OSU’s Fairbanks Gallery to feature ‘Montage’ juried art student exhibit

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Dec 2, 2016
The Fairbanks Gallery at Oregon State University will host “Montage,” an exhibition of art and poetry by OSU students, Dec. 9 through Jan. 23.… Read full story.

Events & Tours

Jan
18
2017

Morals, Ethics, & Regulatory Compliance

Engineers operate in a framework of regulatory compliance in virtually every aspect of their professional activities.  Learning to foresee and understand the potential conflicts between the behavioral

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

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