Hydrodynamic lab

The function of the Hydrodynamic lab is to provide space, facilities, and equipment for physical, coastal and ocean research.

Water wave tank
Photo: Elisabeth Giil, UiO

Booking and prices

Prices: Contact Facility Manager

Booking: Contact Facility Manager

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Contact information: 

Facility Manager: Atle Jensen
Location: Moltke Moes vei 35
0851 OSLO




  • Two water wave tanks 
  •  Perspex pipe - 10 cm internal diameter (water/air) 
  •  Perspex pipe - 5 cm internal diameter (water)
  • Two seeders 
  • 10W CW arg-ion laser
  • Quantronix Darwin Duo 15mJ@3000Hz, Nd:YLF
  • 15mJ dual CFR pulsed-laser (200HZ), Nd:YAG
  • Two PCO, 1k*1k, down to 200nS dt
  • Two pco.4000, 4008 x 2672 pixels
  • Photron APX-ultima, 2000fps, 1k*1k resolution
  • Photron APX-PCI, 1000fps,  1k*1k resolution
  • Photron SA-5, 7500fps, 1k*1k resolution
  • Machine shop
  • Rheometer: Anton Paar MCR 502 with PIV cell
  • 3D printers

Description of services:

  • Measurements of forces on structures and wave kinematics in waves
  • Properties of two-phase pipe flow
  • Fluid characterization
  • General measurements of kinematics of fluid flow
  • Possibility of 3D measurements; SterePIV and 3D-PTV


About the Hydrodynamics Laboratory

The greatest strength of UIO’s Hydrodynamics Laboratory (Hydro Lab) is the combination of having latest equipment and research technology along with a dedicated and knowledgeable academic staff.

Scientific investigations at the Hydro Lab span the fields of sea, air, land, (ETC) and how these systems work and interact. Our researchers and students study diverse areas: from designing computer models to avalanche impacts on local fjord communities.

Observation, measurement, and collection of samples and data are accomplished within the laboratory. We use a combination of laboratory experiments, theoretical analysis and numerical modeling to improve our understanding of fluid flow phenomena.

Read about the different research topics in the lab. 

Read about research projects in relation to the lab.





Published May 3, 2019 4:46 PM - Last modified Mar. 7, 2022 11:12 AM