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Wave-Current Flume Two

Name of the Facility: DICEA-UNIFI Wave-Current Flume Two (WCF2)

Operator: Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (DICEA), University of Florence

The installation has been built with the contribution of:


Fondazione CR Firenze, co-financer of the flume steel and glass structural part

AM3 Spin-off s.r.l., that is the owner of the wave-maker system that is shared with UNIFI in the framework of the joined laboratory A-MARE.




Installation Features

Wave-Current Flume Two (WCF2) of LABIMA has been fully designed by LABIMA Team. It has the following characteristics:

  • 52 m long, 1.50 m wide, 1.5 m deep and up to 2.00 m deep in a flume section.
  • Generation of wave motion by a piston type wave maker, fully designed by LABIMA TEAM.
  • Monochromatic and random seas generation up to 1.0 m height in deep section. 
  • Maximum wave height up-to 0.7 m.
  • Bi-directional recirculation system with maximum flow rate of 600 l/s (to be operative in 2024).
  • Wave-Maker Control and data acquisition: NI LabView, MatLab.
  • Main instruments: resistive wave gauges,acoustic water surface level gages, load cells, pressure transducers, acoustic doppler current profiler, electromagnetic flow meter, digital video cameras, fast camera, 6DoF video tacking system.
ultimo aggiornamento: 01-Dic-2022
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