A hydraulics laboratory with a surface area of more than 11,000 m²

Un laboratoire d’hydraulique de plus de 10 000 m2

Hydraulic physical scale models are incomparable resources when it comes to analysing and discussing the most complex development projects.

They are a state-of-the-art complement to numerical models, and irreplaceable at all stages of a project.  They help to find and validate technical solutions in complex configurations, and are a source of savings, a guarantee of safety and an invaluable aid in communication and consultation.


Nearly a century of experience in a wide variety of services

Une expérience de près de 100 ans offrant de multiples services Simulation hydraulique

Artelia’s hydraulics laboratory, located in the outskirts of Grenoble, studies the following subjects:

  • coastal and estuarine development and environments
  • port infrastructure development
  • maritime structure stability
  • port access channels
  • ship stability at berth
  • river development and environment
  • torrent risk management
  • infrastructure crossing flood plains
  • hydraulic sizing of dams
  • water intakes, pumping stations, complex structures on sewerage networks
  • forces on structures
  • subsurface flows and polluted soil containment.

The hydraulics laboratory, which has ISO 9001 and ISO 45001 certification, is also able to provide the following services:

  • assistance in building and operating models in other laboratories
  • technical inspections and quality audits
  • rental of wave flumes and tanks
  • provision or rental of equipment (sensors, tide generators, bathymetric survey equipment, etc.)
  • rental of models (breakwater protection blocks, etc.).