OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

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.

Click here to find out more about our Education and Tours Program.

OSU News

Organic gardens transform OSU landscapes, provide local food source

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Jul 28, 2015
A new organic fruit and vegetable garden planted next to a residence hall at Oregon State University is part of a shifting philosophy by housing and dining landscapers… Read full story.

OSU’s Hatfield Marine Science Center to turn 50 years of age

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Jul 27, 2015
OSU's Hatfield Marine Science Center will celebrate its 50th anniversary on Friday, Aug. 7, with a special event open to the public.… Read full story.
OSU News Release

OSU Open Source Lab improves infrastructure, services

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Jul 24, 2015
The Open Source Lab at OSU has significantly upgraded its services to the software community, and can now handle millions of additional download requests per day.… Read full story.
OSU News Release

Insect-killed forests pose no additional likelihood of wildfire

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Jul 23, 2015
An analysis of wildfire extent in Oregon and Washington over the past 30 years shows very little difference in the likelihood of fires in forests with and without insect damage.… Read full story.

Events & Tours

Sep
10
2015

Oregon Land Survey Law Workshop #1

Register Online

A workshop on the basic Oregon land surveying statutes and common law decisions. It introduces the surveyor to the legal portion of the profession.

Sep
11
2015

Oregon Land Survey Law Workshop #1

Register Online

A workshop on the basic Oregon land surveying statutes and common law decisions. It introduces the surveyor to the legal portion of the profession.

Sep
11
2015

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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