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The first hydraulics laboratory at The University of Iowa

The first hydraulics laboratory at The University of Iowa

IIHR has been home to innovative hydraulic research since 1920, when a small model laboratory was opened on the banks of the Iowa River in downtown Iowa City. Research activities expanded rapidly, and by 1928 a larger Hydraulics Laboratory replaced the original small structure.

Today, IIHR is home to a steadily growing research program and broadening of research focus.

With this proud 90-plus-year history of research and innovation, IIHR looks to a future that promises to be even more exciting. IIHR offers state-of-the-art computational simulation and laboratory modeling capabilities, as well as field observational research. This encourages application of an expanding range of approaches for the investigation and solution of a wide spectrum of flow problems, with unmatched ideal learning opportunities for students and researchers.

IIHR researchers are at the forefront of cutting-edge research in many areas, including several multimillion-dollar, multi-year programs, some of which have spanned decades:

To learn more, explore the pages and links under the “Research” menu at left.

C. Maxwell Stanley Hydraulics Laboratory as it appears today

C. Maxwell Stanley Hydraulics Laboratory as it appears today

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Last modified on June 29th, 2015
Posted on May 7th, 2010

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