The Ocean Basin Laboratory is used for basic as well as applied research on marine structures and operations.
A total environmental simulation including wind, waves and current offers a unique possibility for testing of models in realistic conditions. With a depth of 10 metres and a water surface of 50x80m the Ocean Basin Laboratory is an excellent tool for investigation of existing or future challenges within marine technology.
- Ship manoeuvring
- Fixed offshore structures
- Shallow water problems
- Mooring and DP systems
- Offshore floating production
- Offshore loading systems
- Offshore marine operations
- Subsea systems and operations
- Risers and pipelines
- Energy production from the sea
Ocean basin laboratory data
- Length: 80 m
- Width: 50 m
- Depth: 0-10 m
Maximum current velocity in wave surface:
- 0.25 m/s at 2 m. water depth
- 0.18 m/s at 5 m. water depth
Double flap wave maker
- Hinged double-flap type.
- Regular waves.
- Maximum wave height: 0.9 m
- Wave periods: 0.8 s and above.
- Wave spectra: Maximum HS: 0.5 m
- TP from 0.8s and above
Multiflap wave maker
- Hinged single-flap type. 144 individually controlled flaps.
- Regular waves: Maximum wave height: 0.4 m
- Wave periods: 0.6 s and above.
- Wave spectra: Shortcrested or longcrested waves of specified direction.
- Maximum HS 0.2 m
- TP from 0.7s and above.
The carriage system follows free running models with no constraints at speed up to 5 m/s, at any heading to the waves.