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Laboratory Equipment

Outside view of Building B at the Paul-Bonatz-Campus
Closed loop flow channel in Hall II
Water tower

The department has got two experimental halls (Hall I: 21 x 9 m and Hall II: 12 x 8 m), which are equipped with state of the art measuring systems. The independent water supply in form of an 18 m high water tower with an elevated tank volume of 32 m³ and an underground tank volume of 200 m³ provides up to 700 l/s water with a constant pressure of 1.5 bar (21.7 psi). The control of all regulating devices including the three pumps for the water supply is computer-based and fully automated.

While Hall I is mainly used for physical hydraulic models Hall II also contains a closed loop flow channel with a length of 40 m and a cross-section of 0.6 x 1.0 m. A hydroelectric turbine is used to generate flow velocities of up to 2.5 m/s. Furthermore the department is equipped with a 6 m long hydraulic channel with a usable cross section of 0.5 x 0.6 m, which can be used as both a conventional flow channel as well as an electronically controlled wave generator for the study of wave loads. Additionally various experimental channels with variable inclinations can be used for teaching purposes.

An additional test site for the development of mobile flood protection systems is located in the outdoor area of the laboratory.