A Circular Wave Tank Generating Water Spouts and Other Impressive Aquatic Phenomena

FloWave Ocean Energy Research Facility demonstrates the wide variety of waves it can generate. The water spouts are particularly impressive. Located at the University of Edinburgh, the 82-foot diameter tank features an unusual circular design that allows waves and currents to be directed in any direction. A ring of 168 wave generators line the edge of the tank, while 28 flow-drive units can generate currents of over 13 MPH. The tank is primarily used to test scale models of devices intended for use in water.