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Bubbly Wake and Submarines

Posted on July 2nd, 2015

Pablo Carrica tapped a pencil on the desk, impatiently watching his computer screen. He was running a simulation of the flow of oil and gas in an underground reservoir, a task he had completed hundreds, perhaps thousands, of times in his job at a large Spanish oil company. “The work was pretty repetitive, and not […]

Fred Stern: Revolutionizing Ship Hydrodynamics

Posted on November 13th, 2013

For 17-year-old Fred Stern, the future looked bright from the deck of a sailboat racing across the waters of Lake Ontario. The young man from Syracuse, N.Y., took advantage of his home’s close proximity to the Great Lakes to spend every moment he could sailing. With a small push from his father, Stern channeled his […]

Ship Hydrodynamics Resources

Posted on February 3rd, 2011

IIHR has been a leader in naval ship design for decades, and continues to forge new areas of research today. Under the leadership of IIHR Research Engineer Fred Stern, the institute has developed a unique combination of top researchers and outstanding resources and facilities, including: IIHR Towing Tank: Located in the basement of C. Maxwell […]

IIHR's wave basin in action

Wave Basin Supports Research

Posted on January 13th, 2011

IIHR’s new $4.9 million wave basin offers research engineers the opportunity to test captive or radio-controlled model-scale navy ships under a variety of real-life conditions. The free-moving models can maneuver just like real ships. The wave basin allows measurement of local flow around a free-running model—something that’s never been done before.

Hydraulics Wave Basin Facility

Posted on July 6th, 2010

Size: 16,000 ft2 Location: University of Iowa Research Park, 2274 Old Farmstead Rd., Coralville, IA 52241-4713 Building Locator Map Floor plan Photo Gallery IIHR’s new state-of-the-art Wave Basin Facility, completed in 2010, is a clear-span facility for ship hydrodynamics research and related education. The facility’s 40x20x3-meter basin accommodates free-model testing in an open body of […]

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