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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 […]

Leonardo da Vinci

Posted on March 8th, 2011

Professor Emeritus Enzo Macagno is considered an international expert on Leonardo da Vinci. Beginning in the 1960s, he and his colleague and wife, Matilde Macagno, published numerous articles and many IIHR monographs on the interpretation, analysis, and synthesis of da Vinci’s codices and manuscripts as they relate to fluid-flow and transport phenomena. Macagno can read […]

Archive Collections Policy

Posted on February 25th, 2011

Mission Statement: The IIHR Archive contains papers, photographs, and objects to be preserved, in perpetuity, for studies of the history of IIHR and its efforts related to hydraulic engineering, research, and education. These archives are to remain available for use by students and scholars, both within and outside the University of Iowa, conducting studies related […]

Instrumentation and Technology

Posted on February 3rd, 2011

One of IIHR’s strengths is found in its continuing visionary commitment to maintaining and enhancing its experimental facilities, while at the same time pioneering efforts in high-speed computational analysis and simulation of complex flow phenomena. This combination perhaps makes IIHR unique among fluids research laboratories, and permits varying, yet complementary, approaches for investigation and solution […]

Hydraulic Structures

Posted on January 28th, 2011

IIHR has built a number of scale replicas of hydraulic structures—click on any image below to see a gallery.

LACMRERS Facilities and Equipment

Posted on January 21st, 2011

Size: 8,250 ft2 Location: 3388 Highway 22, Muscatine, Iowa 52761-8307 Floor plan LACMRERS serves as a field station with 8,250 total square feet of laboratory, classroom, office, and shop space. Field Equipment LACMRERS houses sampling and monitoring equipment for biological and chemical research: Nets and waders Alkalinity kits Multiprobes River samplers (for parts-per-billion analysis) and […]

IIHR Books

Posted on January 12th, 2011

IIHR has a long tradition of fostering publications, including books on the history of hydraulics as well as technical matters. Some of these books have been written and published by IIHR staff members. Others are republications of significant books written elsewhere that had gone out of print. Many of these books are now sold through […]

Communications

Posted on January 12th, 2011

IIHR produces a variety of outreach publications intended for on- and off-campus audiences, many of which can be accessed online: IIHR Currents 2016–17 IIHR Currents 2015–16 IIHR Currents 2014–15 IIHR Videos “The Science of All Things Fluid” “Living With Floods” “The Science of Ship Design” Hunter Rouse Films—This widely used series of films on fluid mechanics […]

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