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Images of our yet-to-be-named flume

Our one-of-a-kind flume is available to graduate students and collaborators. It is housed at the UT Center for Research in Water Resources at UT's Pickle Research Campus along with other experimental facilities which are part of the JSG's Morphodynamics Lab managed by Dr. Jim Buttles and led by Dr. David Mohrig. Flume design and construction was mainly supervised by Jim and it was built by the Physical Plant at the Pickle Research Campus.


control: PLC controlled by RSView interface on a dedicated computer
working length: 5 m
width: 30 cm
depth: 1 m
maximum flowrate: 200 gpm
maximum tilt: 5
heating and cooling at max flow rate: up to 1 C per hour
other features: 3 removable windows with septa ports, fluids can be extracted or injected from the floor

Our flume. Note (then) two-year old girl for scale (that's not a miniature grad student).

Looking into the channel and ramp on the side.

PLC, computer, and heat exchanger.

Sampling window.