Design features of the upcoming Coastal and Ocean Basin in Ostend, Belgium, for coastal and offshore engineering applications

Peter Troch, Vasiliki Stratigaki, Peter Devriese, Andreas Kortenhaus, Nicolas Silin, Varjola Nelko, Jeroen De Maeyer, Jaak Monbaliu, Erik Toorman, Pieter Rauwoens, Dieter Vanneste, Tomohiro Suzuki, Toon Verwaest

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Abstract

The new Coastal and Ocean Basin (COB) located at the Greenbridge Science Park in Ostend, Belgium is under construction since February 2017. The laboratory will provide a versatile facility that will make a wide range of physical modelling studies possible, including the ability to generate waves in combination with currents and wind at a wide range of model scales. The facility is serving the needs in Flanders, Belgium, in the fields of mainly offshore renewable energy and coastal engineering. The COB will allow users to conduct tests for coastal and offshore engineering research and commercial projects. The basin will have state-of-the-art generating and absorbing wavemakers, a current generation system, and a wind generator. It will be possible to generate waves and currents in the same, opposite and oblique directions. The basin is expected to be operational in 2019. This paper presents an overview of the basin's capabilities, the ongoing work, and selected results from the design of the COB.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication7th IAHR International Symposium on Hydraulic Structures, ISHS 2018
EditorsDaniel B. Bung, Blake P. Tullis
PublisherUtah State University
Pages454-463
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9780692132777
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event7th IAHR International Symposium on Hydraulic Structures, ISHS 2018 - Aachen, Germany
Duration: May 15 2018May 18 2018

Publication series

Name7th IAHR International Symposium on Hydraulic Structures, ISHS 2018

Other

Other7th IAHR International Symposium on Hydraulic Structures, ISHS 2018
CountryGermany
CityAachen
Period5/15/185/18/18

Keywords

  • Coastal
  • Current generation techniques
  • Marine
  • Ocean Basin (COB)
  • Offshore energy basin
  • Tidal energy
  • Wave
  • Wave
  • Wave-current interaction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Building and Construction

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    Troch, P., Stratigaki, V., Devriese, P., Kortenhaus, A., Silin, N., Nelko, V., De Maeyer, J., Monbaliu, J., Toorman, E., Rauwoens, P., Vanneste, D., Suzuki, T., & Verwaest, T. (2018). Design features of the upcoming Coastal and Ocean Basin in Ostend, Belgium, for coastal and offshore engineering applications. In D. B. Bung, & B. P. Tullis (Eds.), 7th IAHR International Symposium on Hydraulic Structures, ISHS 2018 (pp. 454-463). (7th IAHR International Symposium on Hydraulic Structures, ISHS 2018). Utah State University. https://doi.org/10.15142/T3MD36