G.K. Batchelor Laboratory



The laboratory has a wide range of equipment for experiments on fluid flows:

Direct-drive turntables

There are three 1m diameter direct-drive rotating tables capable of rotation periods from 0.2 to 1000s. The speed of each table is computer controlled. These tables are equipped with signal and power slip rings and one has fluid slip rings.


A recirculating flume 4m long, 1.5m wide and a working depth of 0.2m with the capability of reversing flow direction.

Wave tank

A wave tank 6m long, 0.3m wide and a working depth of 0.5m with a wave maker for the generation of surface waves.

Cold room

A dedicated cold room is available with temperature control over the range of -25 to +35 C