Hydraulics laboratory, physical scale models

Hydraulics laboratory, physical scale models

Artelia has an over 11,000 m2 hydraulics laboratory with longstanding international experience, whose activity is increasing. Developments in the field of numerical modelling in no way reduce the need for physical scale models. Testing facilities equipped with sophisticated control and measuring systems are used to study and validate the design of complex hydraulic structures such as dams, water intakes, pumping stations, siphons and vortex shafts. The laboratory also has first-rank experience in modelling sedimentary dynamics in rivers (erosion and sedimentation downstream of dams or around bridges) and torrents (mudslides). 


As part of work to develop a refinery 200 km south of Hanoi on the coast of Vietnam, SKEC appointed Artelia to perform scale-model tests of the sea outfall pumping station in order to validate its hydraulic design – for which SKEC was responsible – in particular with respect to the pump suction e

Switzerland | Cantons de Vaud et Valais

In the context of the 3rd correction of the river Rhone, the cantons of Vaud and Valais are considering recreating a delta where the Rhone flows into Lake Geneva by re-opening a lateral branch upstream of the outlet point.