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The new delta flume for large-scale physical model testing
Author : MARCEL R.A. VAN GENT (1)
ABSTRACT
The new Delta Flume in Delft was constructed to facilitate large-scale physical model testing. The new Delta Flume has
a length of about 300m, a width of 5m and a height of 9.5m. The maximum significant wave height that can be
generated is about Hs = 2.2m and maximum individual wave heights in the range between Hmax = 4m and 4.5m. This
unique facility enables physical modelling at prototype-scale or at close-to-prototype scale. Preventing or diminishing
scale-effects is especially important for coastal structures in which sand, clay, grass or other natural construction
material is being applied. Besides projects with dikes and dunes, structures such as breakwaters, bed protections,
monopiles, offshore wind farms, and storm surge barriers are scheduled to be tested. Along with new facilities also new
measurement techniques have been developed, both for the new Delta Flume and for the other wave facilities (e.g. wave
basins). The new Delta Flume completes a set of wave facilities for physical model testing consisting of small and largescale
test facilities and 2D (wave flumes) and 3D (wave basins) facilities.
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Category : 36th Congress - The Hague (2015) ALL CONTENT
Article : Water engineering
Date Published : 13/08/2015
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