wave basin

wave basin

[′wāv ‚bās·ən]
(geography)
A basin close to the inner entrance of a harbor in which the waves from the outer entrance are absorbed, thus reducing the size of the waves entering the inner harbor.
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Release date- 20082019 - Queen's University is offering free access to world-leading testing equipment and analysis at its tidal test site and wide wave basin in Portaferry, as part of a European initiative to accelerate the development of marine renewable energy.
The study utilized Oregon State University's Directional Wave Basin, a wave-making facility that author James Kaihatu of Texas A&M University calls "the best place to do this work," because "there's a lot of power in the wave maker, so you can generate really nice tsunami-type waves." Kaihatu and colleagues constructed four artificial islands--two conical and two low-topped and shaped more like shallow reefs--that were 3-4 meters in diameter at their bases.
The validity of the proposed procedure was examined through the experiment in a wave basin.
Experimental Researches Automation of Spatial Oscillations of the Floating Ocean Engineering Systems in the Wave Basin. Proceedings of the 26th DAAAM International Symposium, pp.
Three-dimensional laboratory experiments had been conducted in the wave basin at Korea Institute of Construction Technology, Republic of Korea.
The directional spectral wave basin of 35 m wide by 29 m long has a constant water depth of 0.457 m.
It's the Oregon State University College of Engineering's latest research tool, the Tsunami Wave Basin.
Researchers at Oregon State University, Corvallis, and from other institutions around the world are using a new tsunami wave basin research facility to gain a better understanding of the behavior of these deadly waves since the Pacific Northwest could be imperiled by a tsunami, most likely due to earthquake activity on the Cascadia subduction zone.
A $4.8 million National Science Foundation grant will pay for most of the new $7.2 million wave basin research facility, a major expansion of the university's on-campus Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory.
The scheme of experimental research in the SevSU Ocean Technology Research Laboratory wave basin is shown in Figure 1.