The Christopher and Susan Burke Hydraulics and Hydrology Research and Teaching Laboratory is equipped with ultra-modern facilities for preparing future civil engineers to address global water challenges.
Introducing the Purdue Civil Engineering Towing Tank Coming this spring, the Purdue Lyles School of Civil Engineering's towing tank will be fully operational! The purpose of the tank is to quantify the forces and flow patterns around objects in order to optimize their design. Objects can include anything from buildings to torpedoes. The tow tank is similar to a wind tunnel, except that we're using water and towing the object through the fluid, instead of blowing the fluid past the object.