Design and Testing of a Hydrokinetic Flume Tank

Fatih Aydogan, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, and Jeremy Stalker, Associate Professor of Biology and Marine Science

The goal of this project is to design and construct a cost-effective, closed-loop water flume capable of simulating the low-velocity flow conditions seen in the St. John’s River. Faculty investigators and student participants will design and test a hydrokinetic flume tank, providing students with hands-on laboratory experiments that ultimately will improve student learning in engineering and marine science. This experimental set-up will foster science activities in JU and create a novel project experience for students that will allow them to visualize and measure the effects of low-velocity water flows in their fields of study.