View of the SAFL building from the river

These general purpose flumes are used for studying a wide range of general purpose research projects including open channel and sediment transportation phenomena. The flumes are all simple to use, easily configurable and have access to river water flow.

Features

6-inch flumes 20-inch flume 24-inch flume

12.2 m long x 0.2 m wide x 0.4 m deep (40 ft  x 0.5 ft  x 1.26 ft)

Max discharge 0.5 cfs (14.2 l/s)

Recirculating flow

Wave maker

Choice of two flumes

Glass walls

9.1 m long x 0.5 m wide x 0.7 m deep (30 ft x 1.7 ft  x 2.3 ft 

Max discharge 5 cfs (142.6 l/s)

Recirculating flow

Multi-axis positioning system

Glass walls

15.2 m long x 0.6 m wide x 0.4 m deep (50 ft x 2 ft x 1.25 ft)

Max discharge 4 cfs (113.3 l/s)

Glass walls

Publications & Projects

See below for publications and projects associated with SAFL's General Purpose Flumes