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River Department

Coast Division: Experiment Facilities of the Coast Division
[1] Oceanic and coastal experiment facilities

1. Wave basin equipped with tide/tsunami generator

Wave basin dimensions 30.0 m in width, 35.0 m in length, 0.5 m in depth
Air chamber 30.0 m in width, 3.0 m in length, 3.0 m in height
Wave generation method Pneumatic method to raise and lower the water level inside the air chamber by controlling the volume of air supply and intake to the air chamber with the valve and the turbo-blower of 120 m3/min. air volume
Wave generation capacity Capable of generating tidal waves of 50 mm amplitude and tsunami waves of up to 50 mm height at a period of 3.0 min. or over

Tide/tsunami generator