Main Channel

    Equipment/facility: Facility

    • Location

      United States

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    Description

    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.
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    Keywords

    • flume
    • channel
    • experiments

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