F³ – the Fast Flow Facility

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A unique, dual-channel wave-current-sediment flume, offering some of the world's most comprehensive test facilities:

  • Working channel size 75 m by 4 m (main channel) and 2.6 m (second channel).
  • Water depth range 0.5 m up to 2 m.
  • 1m deep test pit for sediment studies.
  • Flows up to 5 m³/s.
  • Significant wave heights up to 0.5 m and maximum wave heights up to 1.0 m.
  • Enhancement to our scour, sediment and structure modelling in the maritime, coastal and energy sectors.
  • Extends our flood protection product test capabilities.
  • Versatile facility for general science and engineering.
Accreditation

ISO 9001: 2008, BS OHSAS 18001: 2007, ISO 14001:2004

Access

Road access