Complex flows in rivers

Urban floods

Problematic issue During floods in urbanized areas, flow is generally concentrated in streets, but lateral exchanges with building areas and vertical exchanges with the stormwater/wastewater network can modify flows locally. To fill the gap in understanding these exchange processes and assess their influence on the estimation of flood risk in streets and built-up areas, experiments …


Fine sediment transport

SSM dynamics

Scientific issue In direct connection with developments in hydrometry, the team has set up a hydro-sedimentary measurement network in some of its study sites (Rhône, Arc-Isère). The objective here is to better understand SSM fluxes as a function of hydrology, but also to estimate the exchanges with the bed (mainly over banks, margins) along a …

Sediment transport of coarse particles

Alpine river morphodynamics