Environmental Hydraulics Laboratory LHE

Research at LHE

The Environmental Hydraulics Laboratory (Laboratoire d'Hydraulique Environnementale, LHE) is a laboratory within the Civil Engineering Institute of the School of Natural, Architectural and Constructed Environmental Sciences (Faculté Environnement Naturel, Architectural et Construit) (ENAC).

Scientific activities and applications

The LHE is a laboratory of environmental fluid mechanics whose research strives toward a better understanding of hydraulic processes in the environment, with particular emphasis on the problems encountered in the Alps. Le laboratoire also investigates how scientific knowledge is incorporated into land-use planning policies. The field of research covered within the LHE includes the following topics:

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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)

Station 18
CH-1015 Lausanne
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Tél: +41 (0) 21 693 23 75
Fax: +41 (0) 21 693 67 67