This learning object includes the 3D Solidworks drawings for the design of the Mini Wave Flume. For the 2D (PDF) drawings please see (http://nees.org/resources/7458). Using these drawings a 16ft by18 inch by 6 inch flume and accompanying wave maker and beach can be constructed. The mini-flume is typically constructed from 3/4 inch Plexiglas, while the beach and the wave maker housing use 1/2 inch Plexiglas. Most wave maker parts can be ordered from an industrial supply company like McMaster-Carr, but the wave board and a few other parts will need to be machined. The cost of building a mini-wave flume is dependent on the cost of Plexiglas, but is typically between $5000-$10,000. The flume is portable when built in two pieces so it can be carried in the back of a cargo van or light truck. The flume can be used in the Tsunami Lego challenge (http://nees.org/resources/7533) along with demonstrating both wind and tsunami type waves. A Lego base plate will need to be added to the flat part of the beach to use this for the Tsunami Lego Challenge.
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