The Fluids Fundamentals Laboratory is where most students will experience their introduction to fluid mechanics.
Rouse designed, constructed, and tested teaching instrumentation at IIHR. For example, in the early 1940s, Rouse designed a complex pipe system used to determine resistance to flow through smooth and rough pipes. For decades, this experiment was used to teach fluid mechanics to undergraduates. Today, Rouse’s refurbished pipe system is part of the new fluids laboratory.
The Fluids Exploration Laboratory today features a mix of modernized original experiments and new experiments.