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Ven Te Chow Hydrosystems Laboratory is a 11,000 square-foot hydraulic research laboratory at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, part of the top-ranked Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.  The Laboratory is named in honor of its founder, Professor Ven Te Chow.

Hydro Spotlight

  • Prof. Marcelo García, DIST.M.ASCE

    Prof. Marcelo García was elected as a distinguished member of ASCE, as having "attained acknowledged eminence in some branch of engineering or the arts and sciences." See a video of this here.

  • Third Experimental Methods Symposium

    Prof. Marcelo Garcia was a member of the organizing committee for the third Experimental Methods Symposium. More...

  • Marcelo Garcia at the Chicago Ideas Week

    Prof. Marcelo García presented Hydraulics in the Time of Cholera (video link) at the Chicago Ideas Week.

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Recent Publications

Recent Research

  • Current field techniques are available to quantify critical shear stress and erosion rates of cohesive bed/bank materials. For coarse-grained alluvium, critical shear stress is presumed to be in conformity with Shields' diagram, where the primary parameter is the grain size. Shields' diagram and...
  • The Alaska Railroad Corporation is planning and designing the Northern Rail Extension Project to extend from a location on the Eielson Branch near North Pole, Alaska to Delta Junction, Alaska, a distance of approximately 80 miles. The alignment crosses the Tanana River near Salcha, Alaska. This...
  • Current field techniques are available to quantify critical shear stress and erosion rates of cohesive bed/bank materials. For coarse-grained alluvium, critical shear stress is presumed to be in conformity with Shields' diagram, where the primary parameter is the grain size. Shields' diagram and...