Large Hydro-Geo Flume (LHGF)

 This large flume can generate the world's highest waves of 3.5 m and also the world's largest tsunamis of 2.5 m .
 Small models cannot be used to verify the mechanism of a disaster striking breakwaters or seawalls, including ground motion and structure destruction. LHGF has enabled the use of nearly life-size models.
 PARI is now investigating the mechanism of destruction by high waves and tsunamis and conducting research on disaster prevention and mitigation.

    * This flume (184 m long x 3.5 m wide x 12 m deep) is the world’s largest.

Simulated breakwater tsunami damage at Kamaishi Bay


Experimental wave power generation


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