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Term: Directional Wave Basin
Definition: Laboratory facility for conducting experiments to investigate the nature of tsunami inundation, tsunami-structure impact, and harbor resonance. Particularly suited for general testing of coastal infrastructures, nearshore processes research, wave hydrodynamics, floating structures, renewable energy devices, and numerical model validation. Consists of a large basin of water outfitted with a wave making machine that is designed to generate short- and long-period multidirectional waves.
Created 2016.08.29
Last Modified 2023.03.27
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