Main Channel

    Equipment/facility: Facility

    • Location

      United States

    Asset Details


    SAFL's largest research channel is a straight, concrete channel capable of handling up to 300 cubic feet per second of river flow. It is equipped with a wave generator, sediment flux monitoring and recirculation system, and a programmable data acquisition carriage.

    The channel is used in a broad range of research, including hydraulic modeling, pipe/meter testing, geomorphic experiments, and hydropower research. The main channel can be run in flow-through mode or as a ponded system.


    • flume
    • channel
    • experiments

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  • Research Output

    Performance and resilience of hydrokinetic turbine arrays under large migrating fluvial bedforms

    Musa, M., Hill, C., Sotiropoulos, F. & Guala, M., Oct 1 2018, In : Nature Energy. 3, 10, p. 839-846 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 15 Scopus citations

    Effects of energetic coherent motions on the power and wake of an axial-flow turbine

    Chamorro, L. P., Hill, C. S., Neary, V. S., Gunawan, B., Arndt, R. E. A. & Sotiropoulos, F., Jan 1 2015, In : Physics of Fluids. 27, 5, 055104.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 24 Scopus citations