The Department of Ocean and Mechanical Engineering at Florida Atlantic University is located in two campuses: the SeaTech campus at Dania Beach, FL, and the main campus at Boca Raton, FL. Below are the research facilites available for our projects.

Boca Raton Campus

  • Open Circuit Wind Tunnel
  • Acoustic Test Tank

SeaTech Campus
The facilities include direct access to seawater, docking facilities, extensive laboratories in acoustic, materials, hydrodynamics, physical oceanography and facilities for underwater vehicles development.

    • 4’×4’×60’ wave/towing/flume tank:
      The towing tank has a stepper-motor- driven towing carriage mounted above a flume. The flume can obtain velocities up to 1.5 m/s.
    • 250 × 250 mm recirculating water tunnel:
      Specially constructed for PIV measurements. The test section has sides and bottom walls made of glass, an optical table as a base, vibration-damping supports and aluminum railings to facilitate the mounting of optical and experimental equipment.