A hydraulics laboratory with a surface area of more than 10,000 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 OHSAS 18001 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.).