The History of the LMC
Presentations for centennial LMC, 20 August 2019
- Presentation, Philippe Simonin, member of LMC from 1972 to 2011.
- Presentation, Prof. Volker Wittman, Prof. ETHZ and former director of LMC
- Presentation, Prof. Karen Scrivener, Prof. EPFL and current director of LMC
The LMC would like to thank Mr Philippe Simonin for the series of posters on the history of LMC found below.
Le LMC de 1919 à aujourd’hui et prestations à des tiers
- Les origines du LMC (2 posters) [PDF]
- Le laboratoire de Chauderon 1919-1954 [PDF]
- Le laboratoire de Bellerive 1956-1990 [PDF]
- Prestations pour tiers du LMC [PDF]
- Prestations pour tiers – Barrage du Grimsel [PDF]
Founding of the Laboratory of Materials Testing under the direction of Professor Marius LACOMBE
Professor Jean BOLOMEY
One of the pioneers of the study of concrete technology, the work lead by
Jean Bolomey was internationally recognised. He was one of the first to establish the relationship between the strength of concrete and its water to cement ratio.
- Biographie de Prof. Jean Bolomey [PDF]
- Quelques Manuscrits d’expertises [PDF]
- Les publications de Jean Bolomey [PDF]
- Evaluation de l’eau de gâchage et de la résistance à la compression (1925) [PDF]
- Granulation des bétons et des ballasts (1925) [PDF]
- Le barrage de Barberine (3 posters, 1919-1923) [PDF]
Professor Jean-Pierre DAXELHOFER
Under his initiative the “Laboratoire des matériaux pierreux” was created.
This period saw the construction of large dams in Switzerland and the main activity of LMP was to provide a service to the industry.
In 1969 the Polytechnical School of the University of Lausanne became the EPFL (Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne).
- Biographie de Prof. Jean Pierre Daxelhofer [PDF]
- Dévelopement du LMP durant la période 1949-1972 [PDF]
- Essai de gel JPD [PDF]
Professor Jean-Pierre DELISLE
During his short tenure J.-P. DELISLE, a born teacher, focused on
the development of undergraduate teaching and applied research.
Professor Folker H. WITTMANN
The Laboratory became the Laboratory of Construction Materials, with
the development of the approach to the study of construction materials
based on fundamental sciences.
Professor Christian HUET
Under his direction the emphasis was placed on modelling the
mechanical behaviour of construction materials.
Professor Karen SCRIVENER
Research oriented towards the characterisation of the microstructure
of construction materials