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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.


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  • Permeable media are encountered in a wide variety of geophysical systems. A particular type of such media is "hybrid porous media" which consists of a fluid-saturated porous bed bounded by a free-stream flow.
  • 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...