photo provided by Brenda Langley

From the benchtop to the Pacific Ocean, PMEC leverages world-class testing capabilities in waves, currents and power systems.  

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HINSDALE

The O.H. Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory is the largest nearshore experimental facility at an academic institution in the US.

 The Tsunami wave basin at the O.H. Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory.

The Tsunami wave basin at the O.H. Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory.


PacWave

Oregon State University has partnered with the U.S. Department of Energy and other stakeholders to build a wave energy test facility located off the Oregon Coast, between Newport and Waldport, called PacWave (formerly known as PMEC-SETS).


Harris Hydraulics Laboratory

The Harris Hydraulic Lab is a fully equipped laboratory for both teaching and research in environmental fluid mechanics, featuring multiple recirculating flumes.

 The high-speed water tunnel made possible by a generous gift from the Alice C. Tyler Charitable Trust.

The high-speed water tunnel made possible by a generous gift from the Alice C. Tyler Charitable Trust.


Tanana River Site

The Tanana River Hydrokinetic Test Site is used to test hydrokinetic power generating devices, related technologies, and to characterize the river environment under realistic Alaska river conditions.

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Power Systems Integration Lab

Power Systems Integration Lab tests hardware and software components within an integrated grid system at the scale of an Alaskan village power system.

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