The wave generation flume, also equipped with current generation, is dedicated to the study of the behavior of structures or devices under the influence of waves, currents or the combination of both agents (opposing and following currents).
The flume has a length of 23 m, a width of 0.65 m and a depth of 1 m.
The piston type wavemaker is equipped with an active wave absorption system to avoid unwanted re-reflections of waves at the wave paddle. The system allows for the generation of regular waves, theoretical and measured natural wave spectra, focused waves and solitary waves. It can generate waves with periods from 0.8 to 8 seconds.