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 6100 ft2 (570 m2) building is situated on the main campus and houses the Large Wave Flume (LWF), Directional Wave Basin (DWB), and 3,000 ft2 (300 m2). 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.

Click here to find out more about our Education and Tours Program.

OSU News

Building Oregon website offers architectural photos of Oregon

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Jul 31, 2015
†A new mobile-friendly website developed by Oregon State University Libraries highlights the architecture of the Pacific Northwest… Read full story.

Oregon Wonders: Crater Lake and Oregon State Parks Art Exhibit

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Jul 31, 2015
Oregon State University‚Äôs Giustina Gallery is hosting the Oregon Wonders: Crater Lake and Oregon State Parks art show… Read full story.
OSU News Release

Concrete expert to head Civil and Construction Engineering

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Jul 29, 2015
Jason Weiss, a leading researcher in the development of more durable and sustainable concrete has been named the head of the School of Civil and Construction Engineering at OSU.… Read full story.

Events & Tours

Sep
10
2015

Oregon Land Survey Law Workshop #1

Register Online

A workshop on the basic Oregon land surveying statutes and common law decisions. It introduces the surveyor to the legal portion of the profession.

Sep
11
2015

Oregon Land Survey Law Workshop #1

Register Online

A workshop on the basic Oregon land surveying statutes and common law decisions. It introduces the surveyor to the legal portion of the profession.

Sep
11
2015

28th Annual Construction Education Foundation Golf Tournament

Registration and sponsorship information is forthcoming.

Questions? Contact Lauren Farmen, AGC Industry Liaison, 541.737.4096

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