IIHR at the University of Iowa is home to the experts in hydraulics modeling.
Let us help solve your fluids-related challenges.

We’ve been supporting research at one of the world’s leading hydraulics labs,
IIHR—Hydroscience & Engineering at the University of Iowa, for almost a century.

Core Strengths

IIHR is known around the world for its remarkable combination of practical experience
and in-house modeling expertise (physical and computational) as well as field data collection.

IIHR Director Larry Weber with a physical model of a dam.

Physical Modeling

Computational Modeling

IIHR staff member in a boat collecting bathymetry data.

Fieldwork and Data Collection

Industries We Serve

IIHR works for a wide range of industries, with exceptional strength in the areas of
energy (hydroelectric dams and wind energy) and municipal water systems (sewer and stormwater conveyance).

Renewable Energy:

Hydroelectric dams and wind energy

Municipal Water Systems:

Sewer and stormwater conveyance

Colorful computer simulation of airflow on the superstructure of the ONR Tumblehome advancing in waves

Naval CFD Modeling:

Simulating interactions between ships and water

Featured Project Videos

Physical and Computational Modeling at Cardinal Power Plant

Physical Modeling of Combined Sewer Overflow for the City of St. Louis