Physical Modeling

Physical hydraulic modeling is a core strength of our team, perfected through decades of experience developing innovative designs and supporting applied hydraulic research. By working closely with our clients throughout the process, we can often save time and money while delivering excellent results.

We will gladly take on our clients’ challenging projects, and we have the demonstrated expertise, experience, facilities, and equipment to build a precision model of any hydraulic structure.

  • IIHR has constructed several large warehouse-sized models, including a 50x33x1.4-meter replica of the Columbia River gorge including the Wanapum and Priest Rapids dams.
  • IIHR’s James Street Laboratory offers 17,000 square feet for the construction of large hydraulic models.
  • Our team has extensive experience designing and constructing physical hydraulic models for clients including London, New York City, Washington, D.C., Abu Dhabi, and major hydroelectric public utilities.