UNCW Wave Flume

Located in the 14,225 SF Coastal Engineering Building of University of North Carolina Wilmington, the 2,400 SF Wave Flume Lab provides a hands-on learning center for students of UNCW’s new Coastal Engineering degree program. The 24-meter wave flume enables coastal and ocean engineering studies of real-world problems involving waves and the transport of sand, such as the naturally occurring beach erosion-recovery cycles on barrier islands. Other potential areas of research to be enabled by the wave lab include wave-structure interaction.

Wilmington, NC
24,000 SF
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