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A look at the world’s largest artificial wave generator

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A look at the world’s largest artificial wave generator

The Delta Flume will officially be the world’s largest artificial wave generator by October 5th. Located at the Deltares Research Institute, Netherlands, the wave generator is a massive concrete tank boasting some 300 meters in length, 9.5 meters in depth and 5 meters in width.

At one side of this tanks sits a wave board, this is a massive plate that moves back and forth and by doing so, it simulates huge waves in the water used to fill the tank.

[Image Courtesy of Science]

The tank can hold up to 9 million liters of water and can generate waves up to 5 meters high. 

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