Engineering Hydraulics Laboratory

Activity fields
  1. Studies on physical models of free surface and pressurized flows, considering sediments or air entrainment
  2. Hydraulic design and hydrodynamics analysis of structures (dams, locks, hydroelectric power plants...)
  3. Hydrodynamic studies of large hydraulic projects by means of coupled experimental-numerical approachs
  4. Making and operation of experimental facilities to perform research works in free surface and pressurized hydraulics
  5. Small or large scale physical models manufacturing
  6. Flowmeters calibration (propelers and electromagnetic probes)
     

Facilities

  • 900 m² test slab and et and 210 m² second floor.
  • 350 m² covered storage area.
  • 4 manufacturing shops fully equipped on more than 210 m² (PVC/resin, wood, metals, concrete).
  • Closed circuit water system with a 400 m³ storage tank.

 

Equipment

  •  2 autoregulated pupms for discharge up to 400 l/s with 2 bars
  • 1 pump for discharge up to  100 l/s with 1,5 bars (constant level tank)
  • 1 high pressure system for pressure - discharge values up to 12 bars with 10 l/s and 8 bars with 90 l/.
  • Horizontal glass flume 10 m long, 1 m wide and 50 cm high.
  • Articulated glass flume (2 x 10 m long) to reproduce all combinations of bottom slopes (under construction).
  • Modern acquisistion and measurment devices: water depth and velocity ultrasonic sensors, electromagnetic currentmeters and dischargemeters, laser distancemeter, pressure sensors, high frequency camera,...
  • Automatic movement frame,...

 Contact

 Dr ir S. Erpicum, manager

Université de Liège - Département ArGEnCo - Secteur MS²F
HACH - Laboratoire d'Hydraulique des Constructions
Chemin des Chevreuils, 1 B52/3
4000 Liège

Tel : 00 32 (0)4 366 95 96
Fax : 00 32 (0)4 366 95 58
Mail : S.Erpicum@ulg.ac.be