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Grants and Contracts

This record set includes the administrative and developmental papers for many IIHR projects funded by public or private grants and contracts received from the mid-1940s (immediately following World War II) to the present, with papers at present extending only through the 1970s. These papers may include correspondence, original grants and contracts, data sets, photographs, draft reports, and occasionally high-quality original photographs. Administrative papers are not necessarily complete. Final reports for the projects (often unpublished) may be in the “IIHR Publications and Reports” record set (which in many ways parallels this record set), or in the Rouse, Kennedy, or Landweber record sets.

The record set includes nine boxes of materials arranged chronologically, from 1948 to the present. The record set could be considered the continuation of the “Early IIHR Research” and “World War II Research” record sets. It could also be paired with the “IIHR Publications and Reports” record set and with IIHR’s reprint series (housed in the IIHR Resource Center) to give a comprehensive picture of research completed during the stated time period.

Box 1. Office of Naval Research, 1948–64

  • Mixed projects. three folders:
    • Progress reports, contracts, 1948–57
    • Budget correspondence, 1954–57
    • L. Landweber, H. Rouse, 1954–64 (correspondence, negotiations, ONR meetings, proposals, and background information)
  • Establishment of IIHR’s Ship Hydrodynamics Program, 1953–57. Towing tank, arrival of L. Landweber; ship research (correspondence, proposals, and contracts)

Box 2. 1955–68

  • Possible contracts (Rouse and others, mixed, 1955–60; proposals, correspondence)
  • “Seale Dam—Hydraulic Model of Automatic Flashboards” and “Model Study, San Jacinto River Dam” (H. Rouse and McNown, Ambursen Engineering Corp., Houston, Texas, 1953–58; proposals, reports, and correspondence)
  • “Construction of Analog Computer” (H. Rouse, David Taylor Model Basin, 1954–57; correspondence, proposal)
  • Work with U.S. Army, Office of Ordnance Research (H. Rouse, 1957–61; correspondence, proposals, meetings, and information on OOR)
  • Ship vibration contract and “Vibration in an Incompressible Fluid”  (L. Landweber, Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, 1957–63; summary, correspondence)
  • Bureau of Ships Fundamental Hydrodynamics Research Program, various projects (L. Landweber, H. Rouse, David Taylor Model Basin, 1957–64; correspondence, proposals)
  • “Sorting of Sediment by Various Flow Regimes” (L. Brush, National Science Foundation, 1958–60; correspondence, progress report)
  • “Effect of Roughness Concentration on Open-Channel Resistance” (H. Rouse and others, U.S. Geological Survey, 1958–62; correspondence, proposals, reports, and billings)
  • “Mean-Flow and Turbulence Characteristics of River Bends” (L. Brush, National Science Foundation, 1960–65; proposal, correspondence)
  • Work with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha, Neb., District, mixed projects including 1965 Hydraulics Consultants Conference (H. Rouse, 1962–66; correspondence, reports)
  • Work with U.S. Army Research Office, mixed projects and proposals (H. Rouse and others, 1962–68; correspondence, proposals)

Box 3. 1963–70

  • General contract for multiple fundamental fluid dynamics investigations (multiple researchers, Office of Naval Research, 1964–71; correspondence, summary reports, proposals, and resulting publications). Three folders.
  • Ship vibration contract (L. Landweber, David Taylor Model Basin—ONR, 1963–69; correspondence, proposals)
  • “Study on Pressure Fluctuations at Gated Outlet Works” (J. Kennedy, F. Locher, and E. Naudascher, COE, Waterways Experiment Station, 1963–70; correspondence, proposals, contracts, and reports)
  • “Mississippi River Water Surface Profile Pool #14, Beaver Slough” (1964, blueprint, no other information or materials)
  • Study titled “Turbulence Characteristics of the Wake of a Body of Revolution” (J.Kennedy, et al., David Taylor Model Basin—ONR, 1964–68; correspondence, proposals, reports, and publications)
  • “Research Study of the Hydrodynamics of Recoil Mechanisms” and “Report on the Glass Experimental Recoil Mechanisms” (E. Macagno, U.S. Army Rock Island Arsenal, 1964–69; correspondence, contracts, and reports)
  • Proposals for purchase of IIHR’s first computers, “Digital Data-Handling Equipment for Fluid Mechanics Research” (P. Hubbard and J. Glover, National Science Foundation, 1964–70; correspondence, proposals, and final report)

Box 4. 1965–72

  • “Lab Investigations of Flow in River Bends” and related efforts (E. O’Loughlin, et al., Iowa State Water Resources Research Institute, 1965–68; correspondence, proposals, reports, and field and meeting notes)
  • “Scale Effects in Hydraulic Model Tests of Rock Protected Structures” (E. O’Loughlin, et al., Iowa Highway Research Board, 1965–70; correspondence, progress reports)
  • European fluid mechanics research and travel (E. Naudascher, Office of Naval Research, 1966–67; correspondence)
  • Contract to manufacture fluid mechanics laboratory equipment for the University of Venezuela (J. Kennedy and E. Macagno, Central University of Venezuela, 1966–69; correspondence, equipment information)
  • “An Experimental Investigation of Free-Surface Shear-Flow over Wavy Boundaries” (A. Yuen and J. Kennedy, U.S. Geological Survey, 1966–72; correspondence, reports, and proposals)
  • “Stratified Flow” (E.O. Macagno, National Science Foundation, 1967; proposals, contracts, progress reports, and correspondence)
  • “Missouri River Project, Mechanics of Alluvial Streams, Channel Regimes Study” (J. Kennedy and W. Sayre, U.S. Army COE, 1967–70; correspondence, proposals, and reports)
  • “Low-Temperature Flow Facility, Thermis Project” (J. Kennedy and others, National Science Foundation, Department of Defense, 1967–70; correspondence, proposals, finances, plans, photographs, and ice room remodeling papers)

Box 5. 1967–73

  • “Dispersion of Water Pollutants in Curvilinear Flows” (E. Macagno, J. Kennedy, and E. O’Loughlin), also development of Iowa Old Gold Conductometer (J. Glover)—(U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare; also Federal Water Pollution Control Administration, U.S. Department of Interior; 1967–70; correspondence, proposals, and photographs)
  • “Vibration of Low-Crest Spillways” (E. Naudascher, U.S. Army COE, Waterways Experiment Station, 1967–70; correspondence, proposals, and progress reports)
  • “Hydrodynamic Characteristics of a Proposed Stable Sea Platform” (L. Landweber, Hydro-Space Systems Corp., 1968–70; proposal, contract)
  • Sedimentation research completed under ARS service contract (J. Kennedy, USDA’s Agricultural Research Service, Soil and Water Conservation Research Division, 1968–74; correspondence, proposals)
  • “Study of Thick Boundary Layers Near the Tail of Bodies of Revolution” (L. Landweber, U.S. Navy, Naval Ship Research and Development Center, 1968–73; correspondence, reports, and proposals)
  • “Channel Flow at the Pipe Surface in Gas Transmission Pipelines,” also “A Laboratory Investigation of Turbulent Flows Past Boundaries with Streamwise Fins,” also “Drag Reduction of Longitudinal Fins,” later published in ASCE Proceedings and as IIHR Report #125 (J. Kennedy, S-T. Hsu, J-T. Lin, and others, American Gas Association, 1968–72; correspondence, proposals, and photographs)
  • “Lab Investigation of Sediment Entrainment and Suspension by Shoaling Waves” (J. Kennedy, U.S. Army, Coastal Engineering Research Center, 1969–72; contacts, proposals, correspondence, photos, and reports)

Box 6. 1969–76

  • Effects of Mississippi River navigation locks and dams on the flood flows and river stages: Study resulting in “Effects of Navigation-Dam Operation Procedures on Mississippi River Flood Levels” report, and also film on this subject in which IIHR personnel were involved (J. Kennedy, F. Locher,  and W. Sayre, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Chicago District, 1969; contract, correspondence, reference materials, final report, and proposals)
  • “Developing a Chair for Monitoring Micturition of Small Female Children” (A. Giaquinta, J. Glover, and C. Farell, National Institutes of Health internationally funded, 1969–70; correspondence, proposals)
  • “Model Tests on the Tanker ESSO Philippines” (L. Landweber, Mathematics & Systems Inc., 1969–71; correspondence, contract discussions)
  • “Development of an Optical Sensor for Measurement of Mean and Statistical Properties of Suspended Sediment Concentration,” leading to paper “An Electro-Optical Probe for Measurement of Suspended Sediment Concentration” (P.K. Bhattacharya, J.R. Glover, and J.F. Kennedy, Coastal  Engineering Research Center, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 1967–70; correspondence, proposals, contracts, report, and photos)
  • “Acquisition of Specialized Research Equipment,” leading to paper “Of Fluids, Flows, and Flumes …” in IBM Computing Report (J.R. Glover, National Science Foundation, 1969–70; proposals, contracts, paper, and correspondence)
  • Quad Cities Nuclear Power Plant studies, including various papers on “Performance of the Diffuser Pipe System for Discharging Condenser Cooling Water …” (W. Sayre and others, Commonwealth Edison Co., primarily 1976, but some date back to 1967; correspondence, data, reports, maps, steering committee information, and testimony to Iowa Water Pollution Control Commission)
  • “Ice Research—Year-Round Navigation and River Ice Jams, Mississippi River,” and “Ice Research—Formation and Stability of River Ice Jams,” leading to Uzuner’s thesis and the papers “Two Investigations of River Ice” by Ashton, Uzuner, and Kennedy, and “On the Stress Distribution in Ice Jams” by Uzuner, Kennedy (J. Kennedy, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, 1969–73; correspondence, proposals, contracts, reports and papers, supplementary information, Mississippi River year-round navigation plan, and equipment and river slides)

Box 7. 1970–73

  • “Mechanics of Tires” (W. Ames, National Bureau of Standards, 1970; contract termination correspondence, very few papers)
  • “Dynamics of Ice-Covered Streams” (J. Kennedy and others, National Science Foundation, 1970–73; proposal, correspondence, and photographs)
  • “An Experimental Investigation of the Turbulent Structure of Sediment Suspensions” and “Formation of Analytical Models of the Sedimentation and Entrainment Process”  (J. Kennedy and others, USDA—Agricultural Research Service, 1970–73; correspondence, proposals, and contracts)
  • “Investigation of the Temperature Field in and Around a Buried Slurry Pipeline” (J. Kennedy, Bechtel Corp., 1971; correspondence, proposal)
  • “Hydraulic Design of Laguna Madre Offshore Water On-take Channel, Barney Davis Power Station,” later IIHR Limited Distribution Report 11 (J. Kennedy, Sargent & Lundy Engineers for Central Power and Light Company, 1971–72; correspondence, background information)
  • “Model Study for LaSalle County Station Cooling Lake” (W. Sayre, S. Jain, and J. Kennedy, Commonwealth Edison Co., 1972–73; correspondence, blueprints, reports, field notes and data, and photographs)
  • “Hydraulic Model Study of Intake System for Cooper Nuclear Power Station,” leading to report “Movable Bed Hydraulic Model Study for Cooper Nuclear Station Intake System” (W. Sayre, Nebraska Public Power District, 1972–75; correspondence, preliminary reports, proposal, field notes and data, and blueprints)
  • “A Field Investigation of the Effects of Thermal Effluents on Temperature and Ice Conditions in the Mississippi River” (W. Sayre and J. Schwarz, U.S. Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory, 1970–72; correspondence, proposals)
  • Dresden Nuclear Power Station, discharge canal system–pipe design, expert testimony; also review of “Hydrothermal Analysis by Finite Element Method” (W. Sayre, 1972, Sargent & Lundy Engineers; correspondence, good photos, expert testimony script, and background information)
  • “Experimental Studies of Ice Forces on Piles and the Corresponding Ice Deformation” (J. Schwarz, U.S. Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory, 1972–73; correspondence, proposal, and progress report)
  • “Investigation of Operating Characteristics of the Iowa Sediment Concentration Measuring System” (F.A. Locher and J.R. Glover, U.S. Army COE, Coastal Engineering Research Center, 1971–74; proposal, progress reports, contract, and correspondence) (first of two folders)

Box 8. 1973–79

  • “Investigation of Operating Characteristics of the Iowa Sediment Concentration Measuring System” (F.A. Locher and J.R. Glover, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Coastal Engineering Research Center, 1971–74; proposal, progress reports, contract, and correspondence) (second of two folders)
  • “Preliminary Investigation of Surface-Jet Thermal Outfall for Iatan Steam Electric Generating Station,” Missouri River thermal plumes studies and MAPP (W. Sayre, Black, and Veatch Consulting Engineers, Kansas City, 1974–75; correspondence, data, and reports)
  • “Effects of Ice Covers on Alluvial Channel Flow and Sediment Transport Processes” (W. Sayre, U.S. Geological Survey, 1975–79; correspondence, field notes and data, proposal, and background information)
  • “Hydraulic and Thermal Performance of Diffuser-Pipe System, Quad Cities (Nuclear) Power Station,” testimony given before Illinois Pollution Control Board (W. Sayre, consultant to Commonwealth Edison Co., July 1978; testimonies, background information, and correspondence)
  • “Low-Head Dams in Iowa” (J. Kennedy and W. Sayre, Iowa Conservation Commission, 1978–79; correspondence, background material, very nice photos of old dams and power plants, data, reports, and tapes) (first of two folders)

Box 9. 1978–present

  • “Low-Head Dams in Iowa” (J. Kennedy and W. Sayre, Iowa Conservation Commission, 1978–79; correspondence, background material, very nice photos of old dams and power plants, data, reports, and tapes) (second of two folders)

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