Waterloopkundig ClusterWaterloopkundig Cluster

Contact details:

Wiel Tilmans
Boussinesqweg 1, 2629HV Delft

Deltares is your best possible partner for water and subsurface research. We can provide tailored research solutions matching your requirements and budget. We have a wide range of facilities: from laboratories and field studies to test arrays and simulators. We study the quality of water and the morphology of rivers, lakes and the coast. We also study the strength of soil and the subsurface, and the effects of waves and currents on physical structures. Various physical processes often meet in a single experiment, for example the size of the wave load on a dike and the strength of that dike in terms of soil mechanics. Our combined facilities allow us to conduct small- and large-scale integrated studies in these fields on your behalf. We cooperate with other research institutes, and that allows us to address an even wider range of questions.We can study your design for innovative solutions in verifiable and extreme conditions, and advise about improvements. Our testing often generates considerable savings and risk reductions. We also engage in long-term research to test numerical models and collect data for use by others. Do you wish to conduct your own study or experiment in our facilities? That is possible, too. We can, subject to various conditions, provide access to our facilities for researchers and users ‘from the outside’.

The experimental facilities range from field experiments to large-scale or small-scale lab experiments in the domains of (wave and current) hydraulics. Among these are:
The Atlantic Basin (75x9x1.5 m) with waves and (opposing current)
The Scheldt flume (110x 1x1.5) with waves and (opposing) current
The Delta Basin (50x50x1.5 m) with 2 multidirectional wave generators and current
The Delta Flume (300x5x9.5 m) with large-scale wave generation (up to 4.5 m) and current
The IOS basin incl header for pump ( sump) research
The Alphaloop (600 m ring loop) incl. air , water and sediment vessels for multiphase flow research