The experimental facilities for hydrodynamics and ocean engineering at the LHEEA receive an upgrade

As part of the CPER Nemo project, two major upgrades are underway for the LHEEA's hydrodynamics and ocean engineering experimental facilities, located on the Centrale Nantes campus.

on July 13, 2021


The wave generator in the ocean engineering tank, which dates back to 2001, will be completely refurbished. The work involves a complete replacement of the computer, electronic and motor components. The pneumatic circuit and the sealing will also be improved. The upgraded equipment will offer better reliability and ergonomics for optimal operation of the ocean engineering tank.


In parallel, a new workshop building will be built in 2022, next to the test tanks. Taking into account the multi-disciplinary nature of the test facilities, the new workshop building will bring together the different disciplines present in the team. Work areas will be designated for mechanical and electronic design, assembly and preparation of models, and metrology. The improvement in overall ergonomics and the streamlining resulting from these developments will enable the scientific teams to implement complex experimental programmes taking advantage of all the facilities' capacities.

Published on July 26, 2021 Updated on October 27, 2022