Design features of the upcoming coastal and ocean basin in Ostend, Belgium

A. Kortenhaus, P. Troch, N. Silin, V. Nelko, P. Devriese, V. Stratigaki, J. De Maeyer, J. Monbaliu, E. Toorman, P. Rauwoens, D. Vanneste, T. Suzuki, T. Van Oyen, T. Verwaest

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Abstract

The new Coastal and Ocean Basin (COB) at the Greenbridge Science Park in Ostend, Belgium is under design. The laboratory will provide a versatile facility that will make a wide range of testing possible, including the ability to generate waves in combination with currents and wind at a large range of model scales. The facility is part of the Gen4Wave project on offshore renewable energy and coastal engineering in Flanders, Belgium. The COB will allow users to conduct tests for coastal and offshore engineering projects as well as for research. The basin will have state-of-the-art generating and absorbing wavemakers, a recirculation current system, and a wind generator. It will be possible to generate wave-current interactions in the same, opposite and oblique directions. The basin is expected to be operational in 2017. This paper presents an overview of the basin’s capabilities, the ongoing work, and some results of the design work.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSustainable Hydraulics in the Era of Global Change - Proceedings of the 4th European Congress of the International Association of Hydroenvironment engineering and Research, IAHR 2016
EditorsSebastien Erpicum, Benjamin Dewals, Pierre Archambeau, Michel Pirotton
PublisherCRC Press/Balkema
Pages356-363
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781138029774
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event4th European Congress of the International Association of Hydroenvironment engineering and Research, IAHR 2016 - Liege, Belgium
Duration: Jul 27 2016Jul 29 2016

Publication series

NameSustainable Hydraulics in the Era of Global Change - Proceedings of the 4th European Congress of the International Association of Hydroenvironment engineering and Research, IAHR 2016

Other

Other4th European Congress of the International Association of Hydroenvironment engineering and Research, IAHR 2016
CountryBelgium
CityLiege
Period7/27/167/29/16

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology
  • Environmental Engineering

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    Kortenhaus, A., Troch, P., Silin, N., Nelko, V., Devriese, P., Stratigaki, V., De Maeyer, J., Monbaliu, J., Toorman, E., Rauwoens, P., Vanneste, D., Suzuki, T., Van Oyen, T., & Verwaest, T. (2016). Design features of the upcoming coastal and ocean basin in Ostend, Belgium. In S. Erpicum, B. Dewals, P. Archambeau, & M. Pirotton (Eds.), Sustainable Hydraulics in the Era of Global Change - Proceedings of the 4th European Congress of the International Association of Hydroenvironment engineering and Research, IAHR 2016 (pp. 356-363). (Sustainable Hydraulics in the Era of Global Change - Proceedings of the 4th European Congress of the International Association of Hydroenvironment engineering and Research, IAHR 2016). CRC Press/Balkema.