Tapered Channel Wave Energy

Purpose of Model

The tapered channel model was designed with the intent to measure the effect of the tapering of the channel on the ability of the system to collect water in the elevated basin. 

Equipment and Set-up

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To analyze the design of TAPCHAN, a model was constructed from Aluminum sheet metal. The tapered arms of the model were attached with duct tape in order to change the width of the channel to evaluate the effect channel width has on the design. The model was tested in a plastic pool, using a cookie sheet as a wave generating device. 

Model Dimensions

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Project for CEE 514 - Coastal Engineering
By: Rachel & Jason
Copyright 2010

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