The O.H. Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory provides outstanding research and testing at the largest nearshore experimental facility at an academic institution in the US. The 61,000 ft2 (5,700 m2) building is situated on the main campus and houses the Large Wave Flume (LWF), Directional Wave Basin (DWB), and 5,400 ft2 (500 m2). of office space for staff, graduate students, visiting researchers, and clients.
The laboratory conducts research on coastal and nearshore processes involving:
- Wave-structure interaction
- Nearshore hydrodynamics and sediment transport
- Wave energy
- Tsunami and coastal hazards
- Fixed and floating structures
Through our work we deliver research, testing, and education and outreach opportunities to improve the resilience and sustainability of coastal areas, and to develop innovative solutions to the design of coastal infrastructure.
This facility is supported by the National Science Foundation (Award 2037914) and the Pacific Marine Energy Center.