COAST Laboratory Instrumentation

COAST lab boasts a large range of instrumentation as well as data acquisition hardware and software. The equipment is maintained and operated by a dedicated team of engineers.

Additional facilities

The University is equipped with metal and wood working facilities that can be used for creating components and models bespoke to your requirements.

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COAST Lab - 1409520<br></p>
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COAST Lab - 1409525<br></p>
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Technical specification

Qualysis Motion capture

  • set of six Qualysis 6DOF cameras
  • multiple lenses allow accuracy of better than 1.5 mm in most ranges
  • underwater capability.

Data Acquisition (DAQ)

  • a range of National Instruments CompactDAQ hardware paired with custom written LabView software
  • hardware is a modular system consisting of a base unit with expansion modules added to cover specific signal and sampling requirements.

Flow measurement

  • Dantec 3D particle image velocimetry (PIV) on a 1m traverse
  • Laser Doppler anemometer
  • Valeport impeller flow metering
  • 40 twin-wire resistance wave probes with lengths up to 1.4m
  • Vectrino II acoustic Doppler velocimeters.

   

Sediment measure

  • FARO 3D colour laser-scanner
  • Aquascat sediment probe.

Cameras

  • high definition video and stills cameras
  • underwater cameras, allowing a live view and recording of models underwater
  • Photron Fastcam SA4 high speed camera capable 3600 fps at 1024x1024 resolution
  • NAC HotShot 1280 high speed camera capable of 500 fps at 1024x1024 resolution
  • Nikon D5200 DSLR.

Other sensors

Pressure transducers, water-proof load cells, accelerometers, strain gauges, torque meter, pressure measurement, LVDT, hydrophones.