Colorado State University's Hydraulics Laboratory is part of a unique research facility designed for hydraulic model studies, hydraulic performance testing and research in the fields of open channel and closed conduit hydraulics.
The laboratories are located at the Engineering Research Center on the Foothills Campus approximately four miles west of Fort Collins, Colorado. Studies that can be undertaken:
Facilities and equipment on site can test valves, flow meters, and pumps for:
Indoor Hydraulics Lab
The main Hydraulics Laboratory is 280 ft long by 120 ft wide with a maximum ceiling clearance of 32 ft. Over 20,000 square feet (sq ft) of covered laboratory space is available in the Hydraulics Lab for model studies and recirculating flumes.
The largest sediment flume is 8 ft wide by 4 ft deep, and the entire 200 ft length can be tilted to different slopes with a discharge of up to 100 cubic feet per second (cfs).
The Sedimentation Lab is equipped to perform physical and mechanical analyses of sediment samples, such as: