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

Oregon Hatchery Research Center to host annual free fishing day June 4

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May 27, 2016
The Oregon Hatchery Research Center will offer a free fishing day and open house on Saturday, June 4, at the center west of Alsea.… Read full story.
OSU News Release

Exhibit featuring graduating seniors’ artwork on display at OSU May 31-June 12

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May 26, 2016
Oregon State University students who are completing their bachelor of fine arts degrees will present their thesis work May 31 through June 12 in the Fairbanks Gallery.… Read full story.
OSU News Release

OSU Board of Trustees and committees to meet June 2-3

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May 24, 2016
The Oregon State University Board of Trustees will meet on Friday, June 3, to discuss OSU efforts to advance equity, inclusion, social justice and other issues.… Read full story.

OSU one-act play festival runs June 2-5

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May 24, 2016
Oregon State University Theatre’s annual Spring One-Act Festival returns June 2-5 with six student-directed one-act plays.… Read full story.