Maritime hydraulics laboratory
Artelia’s hydraulics laboratory, which is more than 11,000 m2 in surface area, has long experience of working on international projects. Wave flumes and tanks of various sizes equipped with sophisticated management and measuring systems are used for studying the hydro-sedimentary dynamics of coastal areas and estuaries (movable-bed scale models), the stability of maritime structures (breakwaters, quays), the dynamic interactions of fluids and structures, port access channels, shiphandling and ship behaviour at berth.
- Testing different sections of the external breakwater and a section of the internal breakwater of the future port in a wave flume in order to assess the stability of the structures and measure overtopping flow rates for cyclonic swells.
- On the 3D physical scale model in the wave ta
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.