Laboratory of Soil Mechanics - LMS
Fostering education, research and innovation of Geo-Systems.
Our research group gives the priority to the protection against the geological hazards and the damage to the industrial environment and structures. Our experimental and modelling expertise allow for understanding, describing and forseeing the environmental impact of the future technologies
We are looking for PhD students and Post-docs in: THM behavior for nuclear waste storage application, bio-cementation of soils, CO2 storage and Energy geo-structures. Click here for more information about our open positions.
We are pleased to announce that the 3rd edition of the Winter School on Geomechanics for Energy and the Environment will take place on January 21st – 23rd 2020 in Villars-
The latest news
Evaluating the technical and economic feasibility of energy tunnels
In a recent work, researchers from the Laboratory of Soil Mechanics (LMS) propose a new methodology for the evaluation of the technical and economic feasibility of heat exchanging tunnels.
Harnessing the heating potential of metros
The RTS interviewed Margaux Peltier, scientific assistant at the LMS, during their broadcast “CQFD” in order to talk about the geothermal potential of the future m3 metro line of Lausanne.
Engineering heat out of metro tunnels
Researchers at EPFL have precisely quantified convection heat transfer in rail tunnels. Using the new model, they estimated how much energy Lausanne could save by fitting the future M3 metro line with a geothermal heat-recovery system, in what would be a world first.