Coastal & Ocean wave Basin Seminar

20-10-2017 from 09:00 to 14:00
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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,
a research seminar is organized focusing on recent innovations in experimental research, both locally in Flanders and
internationally. Presentations from experts from UGent, KU Leuven and Flanders Hydraulics will focus on recent research
achievements which are crucial for practical applications and for design manuals. Two international keynote lecturers will
present their experience with state-of-the-art achievements related to wave tanks. The seminar will be interesting for
researchers, consultants, contractors, public servants and interested audience.

You are kindly invited to the presentation and discussion on present available expertise in Flanders regarding large scale
experimental test infrastructure such as wave tanks, and the importance of such test infrastructure in European and
international research programs in support of government and industry. The seminar will be in English.

Coastal and Ocean wave Basin Oostende