This space is the largest modeling space available at SAFL and occupies an entire floor of SAFL. It is dedicated to research on surface water, storm water systems, hydraulic testing and validation, Earth-surface process research, and physical model studies.
- 7.6 m wide x 54.9 long x 2.4 m vertical clearance (25 ft x 180 ft x 8 ft)
- Discharge capacity: 16 cfs (450 l/s)
- Adaptable to modeling a wide variety of river planforms, hydraulic structures, and sediment transport.
- Supplied by 0.6 m3/s (20ft3/s) by three huge centrifugal pumps
- Home to SAFL's largest data carriage system
- Capable of research with large vertical drops such as pump lift stations and drop shafts
- Physical Model Study of the Intake Structure of the Prairie Du Sac Hydroelectric Project
- A Physical Model Study of the Fairfax Off- Shore Intake in the Potomac River
- Physical Model Study of the San Antonio River Lock System
- San Antonio River Tunnel Inlet Physical Model Development and Study
- Stilling Basin Hydraulic Model Study
- Powerhouse Approach Flow Study for Mississippi River Lock and Dam No. 2 Hydrowpower Project