Since 1965, the UWRL testing facility has performed thousands of flow meter, valve, and pipe tests. World-class staff perform calibrations for commercial, governmental, nuclear, aerospace, and many other applications. Turnaround time is generally 2 weeks with appropriate scheduling.
The UWRL offers design, and construction of large-scale physical models, along with CFD (which uses numerical analysis and computer modeling) to improve safety, reduce construction costs, and optimize the efficiency of a wide array of hydraulic structures.
Hydraulic research at the UWRL focuses primarily on applied research topics related to spillways and weirs, pipe flow, flow requirement, fish passage, energy dissipation, and air demand for open channel pipe flow.
The UWRL provides erosion control testing services via an indoor drip irrigation rainfall-based erosion test facility. The UWRL rain simulation facility was the only one of its kind when it was built in 1974 with support from the Federal Highway Administration. Erosion control testing services began in the 1980s.
For more than 50 years, the Utah Water Research Laboratory at Utah State University has been a leader in applied research on water related issues
UWRL engineers have constructed a 1:50 scale model to help a California design team make better-informed decisions as they repair and replace the damaged spillway.
Expert faculty engage students in interdisciplinary research opportunities where they gain the professional skills to become future water experts in Utah and around the world
From its inception, the UWRL has employed state-of-the-art technologies to address complex water challenges
The UWRL has helped engineering professionals solve hydraulic structure design challenges through physical and numerical modeling studies for more than 50 years.
Around 300 research projects are ongoing at the UWRL at any given time, with the majority of those projects providing direct benefits to each of Utah’s 29 counties
Utah Water Research Laboratory – 1600 Canyon Road, Logan, UT 84321
College of Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering
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