Laboratory for Hydraulic Machines-LMH

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Advancing the state of art in the field of hydrodynamics applied to hydraulic machines and systems.

Mission

Since 1969, EPFL LMH is a center of scientific excellence in research and development of hydraulic machines, specializing in perfomance validation, hydrodynamics, cavitation, hydro acoustics, numerical simulations and advanced measurement techniques.

 


LMH focuses its activities around three major fields:


Teaching activities to provide an education of highest quality to engineering students in the field of hydrodynamics applied to hydraulic machines and systems.

Specializing in performance validation, hydrodynamics, cavitation, hydro acoustics, numerical simulation and advanced instrumentation.

Experimental validations, according to IEC 60193, of reduced scale models for new hydropower projects or for turbine refurbishments. Independant expertise and On-site measurements.

Urgent

Following the Federal Council’s decisions, EPFL has further expanded the measures for all staff members and researchers in the effort to slow the spread of COVID-19.

The entire EPFL staff is required to work remotely and so the EPFL Laboratory for Hydraulic Machines suspends its operations until further notice. This includes:

– Academic activities: courses will be taught online. Semester, Bachelor and Master project candidates are asked to contact their supervisors.

– Reduced scale model testing: all projects are interrupted and postponed.

– Maintenance and cleaning.

In principle, the laboratory is not accessible for anyone. In urgent cases, Prof. François AVELLAN or the respective Group Leaders are to be contacted.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

United Nations Agenda 2030 Sustainable Development Goal #7