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

Tsunami Wave Impact on Building Envelope Subassemblies

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

Photo of OSU marching band

Oregon State University band, the oldest program in the Pac-12, celebrates 125th anniversary

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Sep 29, 2016
The Oregon State University band program will celebrate its 125th anniversary with a concert at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, in the Austin Auditorium at The LaSells Stewart Center.… Read full story.
OSU News Release

OSU President Ed Ray names search committee for new athletics director

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Sep 28, 2016
OSU has named a committee to help search for a new intercollegiate athletics director, as Todd Stansbury moves on to serve as Georgia Tech’s athletics director.… Read full story.
OSU News Release

Civil engineering society issues first-ever tsunami-safe building standards

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Sep 28, 2016
People in and around some newly built coastal structures will be more safe thanks to national construction standards announced today that will consider the risks posed by tsunamis.… Read full story.

Events & Tours

Oct
06
2016

The Art of Managing Up

October 6th

Featuring: Mike Hermens (Capgemini US LLC)

Leadership Academy Pillar: PROFESSIONAL

New employees have a lot to learn: their job, processes, coworkers, supervisors’ expectations. Most employees

Oct
14
2016

CEM 50th Anniversary Celebration

This year, the Construction Engineering Management program at Oregon State University’s College of Engineering will turn 50 and alumni, friends, and industry partners are invited to join the

Oct
17
2016

Operational Excellence

Oct 17th

Featuring: Greg Peters and Norman Firchau 

Leadership Academy Pillar: PROFESSIONAL or COLLABORATIVE

No matter what your products are, striving for Operational Excellence along the entire

Nov
01
2016

Social Change Model of Leadership

November 1st

Featuring: Emily Bowling

Leadership Academy Pillar: ETHICAL or INCLUSIVE

Come learn about the Social Change Model of Leadership and its’ “7 C’sâ€.  This theory of leadership is

Nov
09
2016

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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