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Modernizing London’s Sewers

Posted on July 2nd, 2015

As rain pours down onto a London street, umbrellas pop open and pedestrians scatter. Small fast-moving rivers race down the street, eventually flowing into sewers beneath the city. The storm runoff quickly overtaxes the Victorian-era combined sewer system, parts of which are the “lost rivers of London” that were covered over as the city grew. […]

Hydraulic Structures

Posted on July 2nd, 2015

IIHR has been developing, modeling, and designing hydraulic structures since the institute’s earliest days. From locks and dams on the Upper Mississippi River to the Thames Tideway Tunnel Project, researchers and shop support services at IIHR have paved the way for innovative hydraulic engineering. Hydraulic structures have taken many forms at IIHR, including weirs, dropshafts, […]

Maria Laura Beninati: The Iowa Embrace

Posted on April 3rd, 2015

When Maria Laura Beninati visited IIHR and the University of Iowa, it was love at first sight. Beninati says she felt instantly embraced and could immediately see herself working and thriving at IIHR. When IIHR Research Engineer Forrest Holly later called Beninati to tell her she had a full Iowa Presidential fellowship, Beninati didn’t hesitate. […]

Electronics & Instrumentation

Posted on July 17th, 2014

The Electronics Shop (part of the IIHR Engineering Services team) is staffed by three full-time engineers who assist researchers in the selection, use, calibration, and care of data-acquisition equipment and systems for a broad range of model and field research. Several levels of instruments to measure a variety of fluid-flow parameters are available. When the […]

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 […]

Floyd Nagler, IIHR’s First Director

Posted on November 12th, 2013

by Cornelia F. Mutel Floyd Nagler, IIHR’s founding director, focused his entire life on making a difference. One could see it in his tending of his large vegetable garden (he felt fresh foods were crucial to his family’s health). And in how he took over the pulpit when his minister traveled elsewhere (he wanted to […]

Combining Flows at an Open Channel Junction

Posted on September 10th, 2012

Investigators: Larry J. Weber and Eric Shumate Research Objective The junction of two open channels is a common occurrence in many hydraulic structures ranging from waste water treatment facilities to fish passage conveyance structures. Currently, only limited data exists on the detailed flow conditions occurring at open channel junctions. This study focuses on detailed measurements […]

Pablo Carrica: Enjoying the Challenge

Posted on March 1st, 2012

Work is a pleasure for IIHR Research Engineer Pablo Carrica. “I like the challenge of discovery,” he says. “You can try and figure out something that nobody has figured out before.” Carrica, who is also an associate professor of mechanical and industrial engineering, says his education in nuclear engineering is uniquely suited to his work. […]

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 […]

Fluids Lab

Posted on May 10th, 2011

IIHR—Hydroscience & Engineering has a long tradition of excellence in fluid mechanics and hydraulics instruction. The tradition, which dates back in the early 1930s, continues today. In February 1995, IIHR proposed consolidating the fluids teaching laboratories in the College of Engineering to form a single state-of-the-art teaching facility, supported by the IIHR mechanical and electronics […]

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