Environmental Hydraulics Laboratory LHE

1. Organisation of conferences


In October, in close partnership with Ian Frigaard and Neil Balmforth (UBC), we organized a workshop at Monte Verita. The overall goal of the workshop is to promote interactions between people from different communities. It is guessed that major cross-institutional research advances can be achieved in the general domain of plastic fluids, that would not be addressed without the formation of this interacting group.

The workshop proceedings were published in the Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics, in the April 2009 issue.

2. Lectures given at international conferences



LHE News

EPFL news
25/04/2016 : LHE on the cover page of the Journal of Fluid Mechanics
22/11/2015 : Climate Change and Avalanches
11/06/2015 : LHE on the cover page of Physical Review Letters
18/06/2011 : Avalanches and granular flows
25/05/2011 : Avalanches and rocket engines

Field of expertise of LHE

  • Geophysical fluid mechanics
  • Snow avalanches
  • Torrential hydraulics
  • Risk management (in mountain areas)
  • Rheology of suspensions
  • Particulate flows


Laboratoire d'Hydraulique Environnementale (LHE)

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CH-1015 Lausanne
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