Symposium 'Recent groundbreaking innovations in experimental research in wave tank facilities'

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Students, Employees, Alumni, Press, Business, Secondary teachers, Elementary teachers, Secondary students, Elementary students
20-10-2017 from 09:00 to 14:00
Diverse locaties
Professor Peter Troch. UGent, Vakgroep Civiele Techniek, Afdeling Weg- en Waterbouwkunde
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Presentation of large scale experimental infrastructure in Flanders at the occasion of the start of the construction of the new Coastal & Ocean Basin.

Experimental modelling in wave tanks has seen a worldwide revival during the last decade. In various fields of coastal and
offshore engineering, and in the development of renewable ocean energy, the design is carried out using scale models of a
prototype concept, which are subjected to wave and current loading to measure the model’s response. Recent developments
in theoretical insights, in steering control and in new technologies make the use of wave tanks a substantial and crucial part
of a successful project.
At the occasion of the start of the construction of the new wave tank “Coastal and Ocean Basin” or “COB” in Oostende (awww.cob.ugent),
a research seminar is organized focusing on recent innovations in experimental research, both in Flanders and
internationally, and on state-of-the-art achievements related to wave tanks.
The seminar is for a wide audience and is free. A registration in advance is required through this link: