The cutting-edge nonlinear waves lab will allow the Embry-Riddle community to lead big data collection in 3-D for tsunamis, rogue waves, water spouts, solitons and rip currents.
The nonlinear waves lab, housed in the College of Arts & Sciences, has a 4,000-gallon wave tank with two computer-controlled paddle and prism wave makers, six pumps creating water currents in a closed circuit, wind generators and wave data acquisition systems.
- Tsunami formation
- Bright, gray and dark breathers and solitons on water surface
- Layers of bubbles, phase transitions and Leidenfrost systems
- Landau damping
- Wind generated crested waves
- Water structure interaction
- Transport of macro-algae in the lagoon
- Rip currents and rip tides
- Prism plunger wave maker with two drive motors, Automation Direct computer controlled system.
- Paddle wave maker with four drive motors, National Instruments computer controlled
- 6 Water pumps to create water current up to 0.6 m/s.
- Laser (visible and IR lasers) wave measurement
- AOS High Speed Camera, B&W 1,000-10,000 fps, 2,700 frames at 1000 x 1000 pixels. With three interchangeable optical systems.
- 2 Cannon stereo-photogrammetry system cameras.
- Four analog capacitive wave gauges connected to Tektronix and Agilent oscilloscope.
- Arduino system to measure mechanical parameters of wave makers and waves.
- 2 Big fans to make wind
- Air compressor 150 L at 190 PSI
- Fog generator
- Cryogenic kit
- Vernier computer, software and sensors for pressure, rate of flow, velocity
- 2 Air speed digital anemometers