US Army Corps of Engineers
Engineer Research and Development Center

Missions

This image, produced by DAAC visualization tools for the Breaching Project, shows the computed damage caused by a high explosive charge on the outer (left) and inner (right) side of a reinforced concrete wall. Though the concrete is damaged, the rebar is still intact.
Images produced by ERDC’s Information Technology Lab (at the Data Analysis and Assessment Center) show computed damage of an explosive charge. 

The US Army Engineer Research and Development Center is an integral component of the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering and helps solve our Nation’s most challenging problems in civil and military engineering, geospatial sciences, water resources, and environmental sciences for the Army, Department of Defense, civilian agencies, and our Nation’s public good.  (MISSION)

ERDC strives to be the world’s premier public engineering and environmental sciences research and development organization. (VISION)

We conduct research and development in five major areas:

  1. Military Engineering
  2. Environmental Quality and Installations
  3. Water Resources
  4. Geospatial Research and Engineering
  5. Engineered Resilient Systems