Hydraulics model experiment
An experiment conducted in a water basin where artificially generated waves break against a model construction such as a port.
This is called "Hydraulic model experiment".
Properties of wave in a harbor including height and direction are measured to optimize the arrangement of a structure in a port and the stability of the structure against wave actions is also measured with waves breaking in various scares.
These experiments significantly help solve problems that cannot be addressed by computer-based numerical analyses prevailing today, including complex waves (irregular waves), and quite new problems that we have not experienced.