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

Health care systems engineering expert to head OSU school

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Jul 29, 2016
Harriet Nembhard has been named as the new head of the School of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering.… Read full story.
OSU News Release

OSU alumnus Olin Hannum hired as athletic bands director

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Jul 29, 2016
Olin Hannum, director of the California Aggie Marching Band at the University of California, Davis, and an OSU alumnus, has been hired as director of athletic bands.… Read full story.
OSU News Release

Teens who smoke daily are more likely to report health complaints

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Jul 28, 2016
As fewer teens overall take up smoking, those who do smoke daily are reporting more health complaints than in years past, a new study indicates.… Read full story.

OSU names Susan Capalbo as senior vice provost for Academic Affairs

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Jul 27, 2016
Susan Capalbo, who heads the Department of Applied Economics at Oregon State University, has been named senior vice provost for Academic Affairs at OSU.… Read full story.

Events & Tours

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

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