Waterlab Model Testing

In most breakwater and shore protection projects, physical model tests are carried out for design confirmation or optimisation. Model tests are also carried out to increase the scientific knowledge on the behaviour of single layer armour units, and to test new applications. Since 2008 Delta Marine Consultants offers 2D physical model tests for breakwaters and shore protections in their state-of-the-art wave flume in Gouda, the Netherlands.


In the DMC wave flume we can study the following items:

  • Breakwaters, dams and dikes
  • Crown walls
  • Scour protection
  • Floating breakwaters
  • Caisson structures
  • Floating objects
  • Wave energy devices
  • Hydraulic stability, wave runup and overtopping, wave forces, dynamic motions, constructability

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