Facilities

The Manly Hydraulics Laboratory was established in 1944 to provide specialist services in the area of water, coastal and environmental solutions.

Working Space

  • Covered experimental space - 2230 sq m
  • Open air experimental space - 3530 sq m

Major Hydraulic Facilities

  • 30m x 1.0m x 1.8m Wave flume with adjustable floor and random wave generator
  • 11m x 0.6m x 0.8m Tilting flume with glass panels
  • 30m x 20m x 1m Wave basin with random multidirectional wave generator
  • NATA accredited urban water meter testing rig
  • NATA accredited open channel and closed conduit non-urban water meter pattern approval test rig
  • Re-circulated flow rig with flows up to 1500 l/s and 60m head
  • Linay and Hydraulic Structures
  • Water quality laboratory
  • Wave rider buoy callibration rig

Other Site Facilities

  • Computer centre with remote sensing, GIS and database capabilities
  • Electronics workshop for the testing, construction and repair of hydrodynamic instrumentation
  • Mechanical workshop for the construction of experimental facilities
  • Clean water flows up 1.13cu m/s from Manly Dam (a 9,000,000 cu m reservoir)
  • Laboratory instrumentation for measuring most hydraulic parameters
  • Field instrumentation to measure hydrodynamic and ocean processes


Flow Testing

Flow Testing

Urban Water Meter Test Rig

2D Wave Flume

Physical Models

Physical Models

Damage Profile Wave Model

Digital Elevation Numerical Model

Catchment Monitoring

Catchment Monitoring

Wave Basin

Wave Basin

Dam Spillway Model

Flow Monitoring

Water Quality Monitoring

Water Quality Monitoring

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