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Open Channel Hydraulics Laboratory

Centennial Engineering Center, B119

Lab Dedication The Hydraulics lab is a combined teaching and research facility. Located throughout the lab is equipment for various experiments to assist in teaching and demonstrating the fundamentals of fluid mechanics to undergraduate and graduate students. The lab’s centerpiece is an 8 foot wide by 50 foot long tilting table that allows construction of scale models of hydraulic structures at various slopes. Water is delivered to the table via a 2000 gpm pump, then re-circulated. Recent research has focused on the dynamics of lateral outflow from supercritical channels and innovative hydraulic structures to remove debris from storm water.

AMAFCA BuildingThe Hydraulics Lab is a collaboration between the Albuquerque Metropolitan Arroyo Flood Control Authority (AMAFCA) and UNM.  For additional details take a tour of the lab. Check out this link for our youtube videos.