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Experimental investigation of particle segregation in granular flows, a collaboration with the University of Manchester (prof. J.M.N.T. Gray).
Experimental and numerical investigation of impulse waves generated by snow avalanches (a collaboration with prof. M. Brocchini, university of Ancona).
Dam break problem
PIV experiments to measure velocity profiles within granular suspension flows.
Sediment transport experiments.
Field investigation of bedload transport in the Navisence river (Val d Anniviers, VS) with CREALP and the university of Jaén (prof. P. Bohorquez).
Couette cell and rheometric investigations of granular suspensions.
Avalanche of a viscoplastic gel on a sloping bed
Powder snow avalanches
Dynamics of powder snow avalanches (Vallée de la Sionne, VS) with SLF (Dr B. Sovilla) and the University of Durham (prof. J. McElwaine).
Scientific models and natural hazard mitigation
Can we predict catastrophes? How can scientific expertise assist decision-makers in land use planning?