Polytechnic University of Catalonia
Software Service Facilities
In situ Marine/Freshwater Observatories
Earth and Environmental Sciences
Hydraulic wave tests (regular and irregular) in 2DV at small scale (> 1:20) and large scale (< 1:20) Hydraulic current tests (regular and irregular) in 2DV at small scale (> 1:20) and large scale (< 1.20) Hydraulic wave/current/mean tests (regular and irregular) in 2DV at small scale (> 1:20) and large scale (< 1:20).
Resistance wave gauges operate on the principle of measuring the current flowing in an immerged probe which consists of a pair of parallel stainless steel wires.
National Instruments PXI equipment distributed along the wave flume and interconnected by a fiber optic system.
3D laser scanner, load cells, turbidity sensors and profilers and sediment concentration, profiler of funds, echo sounders miniature, acoustic level sensors.
ADV downlocking /sidelocking. Acoustic Doppler Velocimeter. The vectrino velocimeter measuring water speed using the Doppler effect.
Cameras for the measurement and collection of data.
Software for the control of the wave generator that allows regular and irregular waves to be generated. Additionally, a PC-based active absorption system allows tests to be run on wave series for as long as reguired, without the effect of spurious model-induced reflections.
Wave generator, suitable for generating waves in intermediate water conditions, and a bidirectional pumping system whose capacity is 2.000 l/s. The system is hydraulically actuated and PC-controlled, and is a capable of reproducing waves with heights up to 1.6m.
Pressure sensor range 100-250-400 mb.
Data analysis software Wavelab.
Electromagnetic current meter.
Acoustic Wave gauges. The ULS-40D is an acoustic sensor that emit ultrasond pulses that reflect on the measurement object and is received back as an echo.
Optical backscatter sensor measures suspended solids and turbidity by the optical backscatter method.