Date of Thesis
M. Laura Beninati
marine renewable energy, testing platform, marine hydrokinetic devices, hydraulic flume facility, sediment bed profiling, nozzle sediment insert
Modifications and upgrades to the hydraulic flume facility in the Environmental Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics Laboratory (EFM&H) at Bucknell University are described. These changes enable small-scale testing of model marine hydrokinetic(MHK) devices. The design of the experimental platform provides a controlled environment for testing of model MHK devices to determine their effect on localsubstrate. Specifically, the effects being studied are scour and erosion around a cylindrical support structure and deposition of sediment downstream from the device.
Volpe, Michael, "Development of Measurement Methods for Testing of Hydrokinetic Devices to Evaluate the Environmental Effect on Local Substrate" (2011). Honors Theses. 16.