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link to Professor Stephen Salter



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Stephen Salter is Emeritus Professor of Engineering Design at the University of Edinburgh. His work extends over many topics beyond wave, tidal and wind energy.

Documents relating to his work on many issues can be found at: Stephen Salter documents.


Installing wavemakers in the Wide Tank 1977. The yellow nylon and polyurethane gusseted membrane kept their backs dry. The heavier black material forms part of the hinge.
Wide Tank nearing completion with 'Expamet' beach under construction in foreground.
With one unit of computer- controlled, variable-stiffness spine. Miproc computer on left calculated 70 wave-fronts for 89 wavemakers, 20 times per second in real-time.