tilting bed

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Tilting Bed Flume, Saint Anthony Falls Laboratory

Ideal for basic sediment transport and river engineering research.


  • Ability to tilt from +6 to -1 degrees.
  • Sediment feeder and sediment recirculation.
  • Fully-automated precision measurement carriage.


  • Size: 48 L x 3 W x 2 D ft (14.6 x 0.9 x 0.6 m)
  • Discharge capacity: 6 cfs (170 l/s)

(information from http://www.safl.umn.edu/facilities/flumes-and-channels)

Bedform development in recirculating flume

Experiments were performed in the Tilting Bed Flume at the St. Anthony Falls Laboratory at the University of Minnesota (information here: http://www.safl.umn.edu/facilities/flumes-and-channels)