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As part of George E. Brown Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation(NEES) program, the Tsunami Basin is designed as a

  • Shared-use facility for next generation remote tsunami research

and is also be used by the broader community for

  • Research on coastal processes
  • Industrial collaboration
  • Education and outreach
 

Directional Tsunami Wavemaker

TWB is equipped with a large-stroke, directional wavemaker with active wave absorption.


Data Acquisition

  • Number of Channels: 64 single ended
  • A/D Converter: 12 bit
  • Input Range: ± 50 mV to ± 10 V
  • Signal Trigger: Analog, Digital
  • Anti-aliasing Filters: 64 Channel

Models and instrumentation can be supported via unistrut along basin floor or by overhead carriage


 

Wave Basin
  • Length:
  • Width:
  • Depth:
48.8 m
26.5 m
2.1m
160 ft
87 ft
7.0 ft
 
Wavemaker
  • Type: Piston-type, Electric motor
  • Waveboards: 29 boards, 2.0 m (6.6 ft) high
  • Wave types: Regular, Irregular, Tsunami Multidirectional, User defined
  • Period range: 0.5 to 10 seconds
  • Max. Wave: 0.8 m (2.6 ft) in 1 m (3.3 ft) depth
  • Max. Stroke: 2.1 m (6.9 ft)
  • Max. Velocity: 2.0 m/s (6.6 ft/s)

 

 

 

 

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