HYDEES instrument room
This room is dedicated to coastal and river hydraulics, a research field shared with the INRS Environmental Hydraulics Laboratory (LHE), which possesses the largest wave flume in North America. The HYDEES room is complementary to the LHE, enabling high-resolution studies on sediment transport hydrodynamic processes. The room’s hydraulic flumes are small enough to fit inside the medical CT scanner and can be equipped to measure waves and/or water depth and water velocity (point, 1D profile, 2D or 3D vector fields) at a high frequency for turbulence or non-linear phenomena. These flumes enable the documentation of complex sediment–hydrodynamic processes and the development of computational fluid dynamic (CFD) codes that are also used by the LHE Lab.
Reclining, variable section current and wave flume
Particle image velocimetry (PIV)