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

New grant will support OSU study of English learners with disabilities

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Feb 9, 2016
Oregon State University has won a $400,000 grant to study how best to assist students who are English learners and also have disabilities.… Read full story.
OSU News Release

Essayist and poet Maggie Nelson to read at Oregon State University

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Feb 9, 2016
Essayist, poet and critic Maggie Nelson will read on Friday, Feb. 19, in the Valley Library Rotunda on the Oregon State University campus in Corvallis.… Read full story.

OSU’s Hatfield Marine Science Center to hold Fossil Fest on Feb. 13

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Feb 8, 2016
Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center will hold its annual Fossil Fest event on Saturday, Feb. 13, in Newport from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.… Read full story.
OSU News Release

Scientists say window to reduce carbon emissions is small

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Feb 8, 2016
At the rate humans are emitting carbon into the atmosphere, the Earth may suffer irreparable damage that could last tens of thousands of years, according to a new analysis.… Read full story.

Events & Tours

Feb
09
2016

Beaver Battalion Tuesday Soup Lunch

The Naval ROTC Beaver Battalion is participating in the OSU Food Drive student competition to help our local friends and neighbors. Please join us for a soup lunch every Tuesday…
Feb
09
2016

Human Library: Don’t Judge a Book by Its Cover

February 9th 12:00pm-5:00pm

February 10th 10:00am-3:00pm 

Facilitated by: OSU Valley Library

Leadership Academy Pillar: INCLUSIVE

Members of the Leadership Academy are encouraged to participate.  Those who participate,

Feb
10
2016

Human Library: Don’t Judge a Book by Its Cover

February 9th 12:00pm-5:00pm

February 10th 10:00am-3:00pm 

Facilitated by: OSU Valley Library

Leadership Academy Pillar: INCLUSIVE

Members of the Leadership Academy are encouraged to participate.  Those who participate,

Feb
16
2016

Beaver Battalion Tuesday Soup Lunch

The Naval ROTC Beaver Battalion is participating in the OSU Food Drive student competition to help our local friends and neighbors. Please join us for a soup lunch every Tuesday…
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