Environmental Fluid Mechanics Laboratory

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The Environmental Fluid Mechanics Laboratory has approximately 14,000 square feet of floor space and a fully equipped machine shop for both fundamental and applied research. Permanent equipment includes a large constant-head tank, a 14 ft wide sediment transfer flume, an 80 ft long tilting flume, several recirculating flumes, a salt-water flume, a density-stratified towing tank, a wave tank, and a wind tunnel. Modern experimental techniques are used to study complex flow phenomena encountered in nature and engineering applications. Laboratory measurement techniques include Acoustic Doppler Velocimetry (ADV), Laser Doppler Velocimetry (LDV), Particle Tracking Velocimetry (PTV), Laser Induced Fluorescence (LIF), and three-dimensional visualization.