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wave tank

a shallow container of water in which waves are produced by vibrating an object in the water, used to observe or demonstrate wave phenomena.
Also called ripple tank. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Prototype model has been constructed and tested in a specially designed wave tank.
  • Will conduct small scale wave tank dispersant effectiveness on all twenty crude oil samples.
  • Small wave tank experiments will be used to confirm that the oil selected for use in this project will form stable emulsions.
  • The project will test the technology in targeted hydrodynamic testing in wave tank and controlled open sea settings.
  • Our experiments will be conducted in a wave tank especially designed for testing instruments in oiled water.
  • The wave tank mimics a wide range of breaking wave energy levels at sea.
  • The objectives of the project includes three series of scaled wave tank tests and validating the various subsystems and approach.
  • They then build model beaches in a wave tank and study the results when waves are generated from various angles.

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