Hydraulics laboratory, physical scale models

Artelia has a 10,000 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, vortex shafts, etc. The laboratory also has first-rank experience in modelling sedimentary dynamics in rivers (erosion and sedimentation downstream of dams or around bridges) or torrents (mudslides).

Karnali dam

Client : GMR Upper Karnali hydropower LTD
Country : Népal

Date : 2011 - 2012

Services :
  • Building a sedimentological scale model of the Karnali dam projet on the Upper Karnali

Hydraulic structures of Venda Nova III

Client : Gestao da Producao de Energia (EDP)
Country : Portugal

Date : 2011 - 2012

Services :
  • Scale-model test on 4 hydraulic structures 

Coursan canal

Client : Syndicat Mixte du Delta de l'Aude (SMDA)
Country : France

Date : 2009 - 2011

Services :
  • Physical scale model

Jirau dam on the Rio Madeira

Client : Energia Sustentavel do Brasil
Country : Brazil

Date : 2010 - 2011

Services :
  • Sedimentological scale-model study of the dam

Chagnon sediment deposition area

Client : Commune of Vars
Country : France

Date : 2011

Services :
  • Scale model study

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