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 shop, as well as computer personnel.
The Fluids Lab is an integrated learning environment for fluids-related disciplines developed by IIHR—Hydroscience & Engineering for the University of Iowa’s College of Engineering. The Fluids Lab helps students understand the basic flow mechanisms and familiarizes these future engineers with the latest developments in experimental techniques and instrumentation. A unique feature of the Fluids Lab is that it aims to train undergraduate as well as graduate students on the use and application of advanced numerical models in a simple and effective manner, in conjunction with a state-of-the-art experimental facility devoted to instruction.
Building on a long tradition in developing education aids, today’s Fluid Lab provide unrestricted and user-friendly access to a comprehensive compilation of fluid mechanics and hydraulics literature, experiments, numerical simulations, audio-video aids, and other relevant educational and scientific information.
Please direct inquiries and comments to Fluids Lab coordinator Marian Muste.