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Mark Wilson: What’s Not to Like?

Posted on April 6th, 2015

The night was warm, and campus seemed deserted. But if passersby had looked up at the right time, they would have seen two young men climbing up the outside of the Engineering Building, hand over hand, swinging into an open window on the third floor. Cat burglars? No, just wannabe computer programmers. Mark Wilson, who […]

George Constantinescu: Rivers Run in the Family

Posted on May 20th, 2014

George Constantinescu relaxes at an outdoor table on the sidewalk in Paris, sipping a cup of espresso as he browses through a book on modern art. Before long, he’ll be off to a favorite art museum. Paris feels almost like a second home, Constantinescu says. He spent a year there after graduating from the Technical […]

Intellectual Connections Worldwide

Posted on February 27th, 2012

According to his wife, Hunter Rouse spent half his time away from home due to national and international business travel when his career was at its busiest. By 1967, shortly after he became dean of the University of Iowa’s College of Engineering, his mother calculated that he had traveled half a million miles by air—the […]

About the Fluids Lab

Posted on August 11th, 2011

Educational Innovation: An IIHR Tradition Instruction in Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics has always been a central function of IIHR—Hydroscience & Engineering (formerly known as the Iowa Institute of Hydraulic Research). Although a research institute, IIHR has been part of the university’s College of Engineering (originally the College of Applied Science) from the start. IIHR’s first […]

The Bernoullis

Posted on April 14th, 2011

Download the images on this page: Hydrodynamica Title Page Hydrodynamica Frontispiece (contact IIHR for high resolution images) Jacques and Johann Bernoulli of Basel, Switzerland, along with their descendants, became distinguished in the 17th and 18th centuries as mathematicians and physical scientists. Daniel, son of Johann, was trained as a physician and later taught anatomy, mathematics, […]

Films by Hunter Rouse

Posted on April 5th, 2011

This widely used fluid mechanics film series, which was produced at IIHR in the early 1960s by former IIHR Director Hunter Rouse, was groundbreaking in many ways—including the use of color throughout and the quick pace of the presentation. The teaching films move quickly through the course material, presenting introductory concepts, fundamental principles, gravitational effects, […]

Videotapes and CDs

Posted on March 30th, 2011

Digitized Hunter Rouse Movies This widely used fluid mechanics film series, which was produced at IIHR under the direction of Hunter Rouse, now is available on video cassette tapes. The six films have been reproduced on two 90-minute cassettes and are available only in com­plete sets, in a vari­ety of formats, for $200. (Please see […]

Highlights: History of Hydraulics

Posted on March 11th, 2011

by Hunter Rouse From Books at Iowa 38 (April 1983) Copyright: University of Iowa UI Special Collections [See also Rare Book Collection] If the word hydraulics is understood to mean the use of water for the benefit of mankind, then its practice must be considered to be even older than recorded history itself. Traces of […]

Rare Book Collection

Posted on March 11th, 2011

IIHR’s History of Hydraulics (HOH) collection has been called one of the best scholarly collections of historic hydraulics books in existence. More than 500 volumes spanning the past 2,000 years are included, with an emphasis on scientific (rather than applied) hydraulics. The collection includes both reprints and original publications, some of which are quite rare. […]

History of Hydraulics

Posted on March 8th, 2011

IIHR’s former director, Hunter Rouse, wrote two widely used books on the history of hydraulics: History of Hydraulics (with S. Ince, 1957), and Hydraulics in the United States 1776–1976 (1976).  The first has been widely translated, and both remain standard references volumes. He also assembled a major collection of rare books on the history of […]

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