Water Resources Engineering Laboratory


Water Resources Engineering Laboratory consists of:

  • Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics Laboratory
  • Physical Hydraulics Modeling Laboratory

Water resources engineering laboratory, as shown in Figure below, is one of the oldest laboratory in ITB. It has a great role since its establishment in 1930-1940. Many irrigation infrastructures built during that time were designed and tested in this laboratory. The laboratory provides full support for academic and research activities and public services, in accordance with its vision and mission. In addition, students of Civil Engineering usually use Water Resources Engineering Laboratory during their Fluid Mechanics (SI-2131) course. The equipments in the Laboratory are shown below:

  1. Electric Pump
  2. Distribution Channel

Vision & Mission

To become an advanced water resources engineering laboratory which capable to support academic and  research activities, and contributes to the nation development as well.


  1. To advance the knowldege in the field of water resources engineering
  2. To benefit the society by introducing better solution for water resources related problem
  3. To disseminate the new knowledge to the academia of ITB.


  1. basic fluid mechanics apparatus:
  2. Osborne Reynolds apparatus
  3. jet impact apparatus
  4. closed pipe circuit apparatus
  5. glass walled flume
  6. surge tank apparatus
  7. variable capacitance water level gauge
  8. data acquition system
  9. physical modeling space and equipments (pumps, manometer, current meter, turbulent meter)
  10. documentation equipments (DSLR camera, handycam)
  11. echosounder
  12. optical leveling equipment


Undergraduate Laboratory Session:

  • Hydraulics
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Graduate research
  • Scouring at channel bends
  • Scouring around bank protection measure (groynes)
  • Flow over side spillway
  • Unsteady flow
  • Modified stilling basin for Indonesia region
  • River morphology
  • Flow through porous media
  • Engineering services
  • Physical model of Sei Rempang Dam Spillway
  • Physical model of Kalis Weir
  • Physical model of Rajamandala Spillway
  • Physical model of Krueng Lawe Alas: Weir, Intake and Desand facilities
  • Physical model of Diponegoro Dam Spillway
  • Physical model of Cicapang Bulo Dam spillway
  • Scour below river crossing pipelines
  • Design of flap gate
  • Design of rubber dam system


Head of WRE Lab: Hadi kardana, ST., MT. Ph.D

Officers and technicians of Hydraulic Physical Model Laboratory:
•    Dadang Hendarman
•    Triyadi
Officers and technicians of Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics Laboratory:
•    Sopandi
•    Sukadi

Contact Us

Water Resources Engineering Laboratory
Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering – ITB
Jl. Ganesa 10 bandung, INDONESIA 40132
Phone: +62-22-2508761