IIHR’s ship hydrodynamics program is one of the institute’s largest and most successful programs. The program launched in 1954 with early experiments in the institute’s towing tank. Today, the program takes a three-pronged approach—experimental modeling in IIHR’s towing tank and wave basin; computational modeling (CFD); and uncertainty analysis.
Cities rely on underground conveyance systems to move rainwater and wastewater to treatment plants or storage facilities. Many older systems are in poor repair and taxed far beyond their original capacity, resulting in flooding and the release of untreated sewage into waterways during heavy rainfall events. Since the early 1980s, IIHR has played a leading role in the design and modeling of sophisticated combined sewer overflow systems that can solve these problems. Explore these and other projects on IIHR’s Engineering Services website.
IIHR has the expertise and physical resources to model any natural or manmade structure. Besides hydropower dams and power plants, IIHR researchers frequently model sediment around structures, such as culverts, bridge piers, and erosion control structures. Some of these projects are also included on IIHR’s Engineering Services website.