This is a 5.0 m long, 0.30 m wide and 0.40 m high didactic tilting flume equipped with accessories for the generation of different backwater profiles.
This is a 8m long, 0.70 m wide and 0.80 m high horizontal flume, with glass side walls, equipped with flap gates immediately up and downstream the flume.
This is a 20 m long, 0.70 m wide and 1.00 m high wave channel equipped with a wave generator able to produce regular and irregular waves with frequencies between 0.05 Hz and 1.5 Hz, equipped with resistive probes.
CRIV is a 12.5 m long, 0.41 m wide and 0.50 m high prismatic glassed walls channel with adjustable slope. It includes a water and sediment recirculation circuit.
It includes the main channel (MC) and a tributary channel (TC). The MC is 10.0 m long, 1.00 m wide and 0.70 m high. The TC is 4.0 m long, 0.50 m high and adjustable width. It is equipped with conveyor belts for feeding and an automated transverse system.
This is a 1/2.5 scaled model of a real fishway. The channel is 5.70 m long, 0.40 m wide and 0.50 m high; it is a tilting flume made of a steel frame and glass side walls and it includes a recirculating water circuit.
This is a 3.50 m long, 0.50 m wide and 0.50 m high steel flume with adjustable slope up to 26.5%. It includes a water recirculating circuit and it is equipped with a hopper and a conveyor belt for coarse sediment feeding.
Closed reversible circuit composed of steel pipes with diameters between 50 and 200 mm for testing small-power reaction turbo machines in transient and in steady state conditions Fully instrumented and equipped with a state-of-the-art data acquisition system.
A closed PE pipe coils, 100 m long, 32 mm diameter used for modelling chlorine decay in water pipe systems, namely the analysis of effect of temperature and turbulence on the bulk decay coefficient.
Copper pipe coil with 103 m and 20 mm diameter, with a centrifugal pump and control valves. Developed for measuring hydraulic transient pressures generated by pump’s trip-off and valve’s manoeuvres. Fully equipped for acquiring high frequency pressure variations.
Straight pipe, 15 m long, 20 mm diameter for measuring transient pressures generated by valve’s manoeuvres. Fully equipped for acquiring high frequency hydraulic and mechanical properties.
PE pipe coils with 200 m of length, 50mm of diameter, with hydro-pneumatic vessel at upstream and valves at downstream, for analysing transients generated by valve’s manoeuvres in viscoelastic pipes and in pipe systems with leaks.
Compressed air volume system (CAV) to study the behavior of entrapped air during pipe filling and under transient conditions. This system is composed of two hydro-pneumatic vessels, one CAV, a pump with maximum nominal head of 28.2 m and nominal power of 4 kW and control valves.
PIV (Particle Image Velocimetry) is a laser based technique to acquire velocity fields at a maximum frequency of 15 Hz, composed of a 1600×1200 CCD camera synchronized with a 30 mJ, 532 nm laser.
ADV: Acoustic Doppler for point wise measurement of 3D velocity; composed of a down-looking and aside-looking probes (200 Hz max; control vol 1.5-7 mm) and a VCM for field applications (8 Hz max; control vol 15 mm).
UVP: acoustic probes for measuring velocity profiles and water and bottom levels; composed of 1 UVP system with 2 probes of 2 MHz and 4 MHz.
Limnimeters: 10 ultrasonic distance measuring sensors UNDK30U6103/S14 with sensing range 100-700 mm, repeatability < 3 mm and response time <5 ms. Used to measure bed and water surface levels.
3D automated transverse system equipment moves longitudinally, transversely and vertically to the channel, allowing automatic measurements. It is controlled by Conflume, a specifically developed software.
Two Mini-Echo-Sounders (UltraLab UWS) to measure bathymetry, erosion and sedimentation without emptying the model. It measures distances in water from 2 cm up to 15 m with 1 mm-accuracy and 1 MHz-acquisition rate.
TP5B was design at LH to study the efficiency of micro-energy production with a maximum turbine flow of 12 l/s. The installation of micro turbines is particularly attractive for water supply systems.