Environmental Hydraulics Laboratory

The Environmental Hydraulics Laboratory (LHE) is a laboratory of the Civil Engineering Institute (IIC) of the school of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering (ENAC).

Hydraulics and Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Group

The LHE is a laboratory of environmental fluid mechanics whose research strives toward a better understanding of hydraulic processes in the environment, with particular emphasis on the problems encountered in the Alps. The laboratory also investigates how scientific knowledge is incorporated into land-use planning policies.

Scientific activities and applications

For further information, visit the lab website dedicated to research and teaching. The lab activies cover the following areas

  • Dynamics of free-surface flows on steep slopes with the objective of modeling natural hazards induced by water such as mudflows and avalanches.
  • Physics of bed load transport aiming at better management of sediments in waterways.
  • Hydrodynamics of waterways with the objective of studying free surface flow to better understand dynamic, transport phenomena within rivers including floods and dambreak waves (in mountain areas)
  • Scientific models and risk management with the objective of providing decision makers with scientific tools related to land use planning and natural hazard mitigation in mountain areas.

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Monday - Friday 10:00 › 14:00

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+41 21 693 23 75

GC A1 397
Station 18
CH-1015 Lausanne