OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Large Wave Flume

Cutting Edge Coastal Engineering at OSU

Directional Wave Basin

Special Wave Maker at Wave Lab

Welcome to the O.H. Hinsdale Wave Resesarch Laboratory

The O.H. Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory provides outstanding research and testing at the largest nearshore experimental facility at an academic institution in the US. The two-acre building is situated on the main campus and houses the Large Wave Flume (LWF), Directional Wave Basin (DWB), and 3,000 sq. ft. of office space for staff, graduate students, visiting researchers, and clients.

The laboratory conducts research on coastal and nearshore processes involving:

  • Wave-structure interaction
  • Nearshore hydrodynamics and sediment transport
  • Wave and renewable energy
  • Tsunami and coastal hazards
  • Fixed and floating structures

Through our work we deliver research, testing, and education and outreach opportunities to improve the resilience and sustainability of coastal areas, and to develop innovative solutions to the design of coastal infrastructure.

OSU News

OSU News Release

OSU Board of Trustees sets operating budget, presidential policy and agreement

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May 29, 2015
The OSU Board of Trustees on Friday approved an operating budget of $1.1 billion for 2015-16 and a presidential employment agreement and assessment policy.… Read full story.

Family Firm Institute honors OSU’s Austin Family Business Program with award

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May 28, 2015
The Austin Family Business Program in Oregon State University’s College of Business has been selected as the 2015 recipient of the Family Firm Institute’s Interdisciplinary Achievement Award.… Read full story.
OSU News Release

New study: Iceberg influx into Atlantic during ice age raised tropical methane emissions

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May 28, 2015
A new study shows that huge influxes of fresh water into the North Atlantic Ocean from icebergs calving off North America during the last ice age increased methane in tropical wetlands.… Read full story.

Girls receive conflicting career messages from media, new research shows

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May 27, 2015
Teenage girls like and feel more similar to women in appearance-focused jobs such as models and actresses, though they find female CEOs and military pilots to be better role models.… Read full story.

Events & Tours

Jun
02
2015

Applied Roundabout Design

In this course, you will review the planning phase of a roundabout, the operational analysis steps, and detailed design guidelines for roundabouts. The planning phase focuses on where

Jun
03
2015
Jun
12
2015

2015 CCE Graduation Celebration

This evening is for both graduate and undergraduate students, and is followed by a dessert reception. The CCE Graduation Celebration is not meant to replace the OSU Commencement (on

Jun
23
2015

Street Lighting and Illumination

 The lighting and illumination short course will present concepts, current design methods, practices and standards associated with roadway lighting. This entry level course has been formatted for

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