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Engineering taster days

Making waves

We'll use our hydrodynamic testing facilities to demonstrate principles associated with water and waves. Using the towing tank, we'll look at refraction effects on a large scale, and then see the relationship between wave height, length and frequency with some practical demonstrations and motion data loggers. Students will then build a simple boat to see if it will survive waves of different sizes and frequencies.

Duration: 1 hour
Maximum number of students: 20

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