OCEAN BASIN – 25M X 18M X 1M DEEP
Used for testing a variety of marine structures (wave energy convertors, floating wind platforms, coastal structures, oil & gas platforms). It has capacity for adding a 2.5m deep section and it can produce real and simulated sea states. The wave generation peaks at Hs = 0.16m, Tp = 1.4s and Hmax = 0.32m.
DEEP OCEAN BASIN – 35M X 12M X 3M DEEP
It has a movable floor plate to allow the water depth be adjusted, making it suitable for circa. 1/15 scale operational conditions and 1/50 scale survival waves. Equipped with 16 hinged force feedback paddles capable of a peak wave generation condition of Hs = 0.6m, Tp = 2.7s and Hmax = 1.1m.
WAVE AND CURRENT FLUME – 28M X 3M X 1M DEEP
A multi-purpose facility with the capability of running separate and combined unidirectional wave and current tests. It has 8 hinged force feedback paddles with adjustable height positioning and three thrusters for generating current speeds of greater than 1m/s. The wave generation peaks at Hs = 0.16m, Tp = 1.5s and Hmax = 0.35m. It is fitted with a towing carriage that can operate at speeds up to 1.5m/s.
WAVE WATCH FLUME – 15M X 0.75M X 1M DEEP
A glass sided flume with a single wave flap for wave generation. Used to provide students with an introduction to tank testing as well as device concept development and stability testing of coastal structures.
Lir has experience in building and testing electrical systems for sea trials and operate a range of electrical and energy storage test infrastructure including a medium speed rotary emulator (Conn), a high speed rotary emulator rig (Aodh), a linear PTO test rig (Fiachra), a rotary PTO test rig (Fionnuala) and a microgrid.