Hydraulics Lab

The equipment available in this laboratory supports the experimental needs of our fluid mechanics/hydraulics course (CE 3250), as well as the groundwater hydraulics course (CE 6190) and engineering hydraulics course (CE 6130). Primary instructional equipment utilized in the Hydraulics Lab includes a tilting flume (with two pumps and a recirculating flow system), three hydraulic laboratory benches equipped with reservoirs and pumps to perform various bench-top flow and energy loss experiments, a head loss demonstration board, and soil moisture suction testing equipment. This lab is also equipped with PC's for general purpose use, data analysis and graphics. Approximately 60 students receive experimental training in this laboratory each academic year.