• 2 3rd Ave SE

    55414 Minneapolis

    United States

Organization profile

Organization profile

The St. Anthony Falls Laboratory (SAFL) is an interdisciplinary fluid mechanics research lab and educational facility under the College of Science and Engineering at the University of MinnesotaWe are engineers and scientists who collaborate across disciplines to solve fluids-related problems in the Earth-surface environment. Our vision encompasses both science and practice, beginning with basic research and moving through application, decision-making, and management.

Located on Hennepin Island in the Mississippi River in the heart of Minneapolis, SAFL serves as a resource for departments across the Twin Cities campus, the statewide University system, and the broader research community. We partner with local, state and federal agencies; private consulting firms; businesses of many kinds; technical associations; and other educational institutions to expand knowledge and solve fluid-related problems. 




  • Q Science (General)
  • fluid mechanics
  • fluid flows
  • physical science
  • hydrology
  • energy
  • turbulence
  • wind energy
  • QE Geology
  • sediment transport
  • rivers
  • streams
  • deltas
  • environment
  • QD Chemistry
  • nutrient dynamics
  • geochemistry
  • biofluids
  • VM Naval architecture. Shipbuilding. Marine engineering
  • GE Environmental Sciences
  • GB Physical geography
  • QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
  • computational fluid dynamics (CFD)
  • TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
  • flow measurement
  • TC Hydraulic engineering. Ocean engineering
  • hydropower
  • TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
  • TE Highway engineering. Roads and pavements
  • stormwater
  • design

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    Karen Campbell

    Person: Executive, Administrative, and Managerial

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    Austin Chadwick

    Person: Professional-in-Training

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    Yiling Chen

    Person: Professional-in-Training



    Research Output

    A thin-walled composite beam model for light-weighted structures interacting with fluids

    Le, T. B., Christenson, A., Calderer, T., Stolarski, H. & Sotiropoulos, F., May 2020, In : Journal of Fluids and Structures. 95, 102968.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Detailed Hydrology for Stormwater BMPs

    Herb, W., Johnson, L. & Gulliver, J., Mar 2020

    Research output: Book/ReportOther report

    Open Access


    Topography, image, and flow model data for experimental density currents, St. Anthony Falls Laboratory, 2015-2017

    Foreman, B. Z., Grimaud, J., Komatsu, Y., Lai, S. Y. J., Limaye, A. B. & Paola, C., Data Repository for the University of Minnesota, 2018


    Characterization of streams and rivers in the Minnesota River Basin Critical Observatory: water chemistry and biological field collections, 2013-2016

    Baker, A., Boardman, E., Dolph, C., Finlay, J. C., Hansen, A., Janke, B. D., Kemmitt, K., Rorer, M. & Winikoff, S., Data Repository for the University of Minnesota, 2017


    University Asset

    Main Channel

    St. Anthony Falls Laboratory

    Equipment/facility: Facility

  • Wind Tunnel

    St. Anthony Falls Laboratory

    Equipment/facility: Facility

  • Press / Media

    Lakes are damaged by road salt


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Research