Hydraulics laboratory

Hydraulics Laboratory

The largest facility in the hydraulics laboratory is the tilting flume. With a width of 5m and flow rates up to 1 m/s at 300 mm depth the flume can be tilted to 10 degrees. It has been fitted with a computer controlled variable wave producer.

Large flume

It is currently being used as the test base and home for work on the 'Manchester Bobber' a novel wave energy device.


Other standard flumes are used for both teaching and project work including flow past obstacles. 

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