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Self-Cleaning Culverts

Posted on July 2nd, 2015

Out of sight most of the time, we expect culverts to carry flow beneath the roadways, whether in drought or in flood. As long as they do their job, most of us never give culverts a second thought. IIHR Research Engineer Marian Muste thinks about culverts a lot. Culverts in Iowa are frequently blocked by […]

Improving Iowa’s Winter Road Conditions

Posted on July 2nd, 2015

Wilf Nixon could see his breath as he climbed into the passenger seat of the orange snowplow truck on the ice-covered spillway of the Coralville Dam. Nixon, an IIHR research engineer, had arranged for the spillway to be flooded to measure the forces on an underbody plow blade as it cut ice. The driver started […]

Knee-deep in Research

Posted on March 1st, 2015

IIHR graduate research assistant Keshav Basnet is part of an Iowa Department of Transportation project to design snow fences that reduce drifting and therefore improve road conditions across the state.

A representative from the Office of the State Archaeologist briefly went into the caves and took photos. Photo by Marlin Ingalls

Exploring CR’s ‘Beer Caves’ with Geophysics

Posted on February 8th, 2015

Iowa Geological Survey researchers recently studied the legendary “beer caves” in downtown Cedar Rapids with advanced geophysical technology, (Photo by Marlin Ingalls)

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