HYDRALAB+ Next Generation Researchers’ Workshop

First Training Workshop for the Next Generation of Researchers : “New Scaling issues in hydraulic models and optical measurement techniques”

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Partcipants: up to 16 PhD students and early-career researchers interested in physical modelling, optical measurement techniques and scaling issues associated with environmental fluid dynamics. It is not necessary to have a strong background in fluid mechanics

Duration: 3 days

Location: IMFT (UMR 5502), Toulouse, France

General organisation: After short presentations on scaling issues and optical methods for measurements in fluids, participants will get hand-on experience with different measurement techniques in four different laboratory experiments.  They will then process the measurement data in order to get relevant descriptions of the flow. They will present their results on the last day. The training will finish with two presentations of innovative techniques and new developments from the Hydralab research programme.

Techniques used during the lab sessions: 2D-2C PIV technique (turbulent flow), LDA technique (turbulent flow), Ombroscopy technique (cliff erosion driven by wave forcing), Altimetry technique (by fringe projection, isolated dune “barchan” dynamics).


If you are interested in applying, please apply by 5th December 2016 using the web form below. You should explain why the workshop will benefit your research or PhD studies (200 words) and attach a 1-page CV. Successful applicants will be offered a place on the workshop by 16th of December 2016. You will be able to claim up to 400 Euros towards your transport costs. Accommodation and some meals are provided.



Wednesday January 18
Meeting Room Castex RdC
9:00-9:15 Introduction and welcome (F. Moulin)
9:15-10:45 New scaling issues (J. Aberle)
10:45-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-12:00 Optical techniques in flume experiments, generalities (F.Moulin)
Hall Castex
12:00-13:00 Lunch
13:00-15:30 Laboratory projects session I
(F.Moulin, L.Chagot, D.Astruc, L.Lacaze, G. Quibeuf, M. Mercier )
15:30-15:45 Coffee break
15:45-18:15 Laboratory projects session II
(F.Moulin, L.Chagot, D.Astruc, L.Lacaze, G. Quibeuf, M. Mercier)
19h00 Departure to Icebreaker and dinner
Thursday January 19
9:00-11:30 Laboratory projects session III
(F.Moulin, L.Chagot, D.Astruc, L.Lacaze, G. Quibeuf, M. Mercier)
Hall Castex
11:30-13:00 Lunch
13:00-15:30 Laboratory projects session IV
(F.Moulin, L.Chagot, D.Astruc, L.Lacaze, G. Quibeuf, M. Mercier)
15:30-16:00 Coffee break
Meeting Room Castex RdC
16:00-18:00 Data processing (four new subgroups of four)
(F.Moulin, L.Chagot, D.Astruc, L.Lacaze, G. Quibeuf, M. Mercier)
Friday January 20
Meeting Room Castex RdC
9:00-10:30 Data processing
10:30-10:45 Coffee break
10:45-12:00 Presentation by 4 subgroups
Hall Castex
12:00-13:30 Lunch
13:30-14:30 New developments in PIV: "3D-3C scaning PIV" (O. Eiff)
14:30-15:30 Overview of all scaling issues and Hydralab IV project (S.J. McLelland)
15:30-16:00 Coffee break / end of the workshop


Laboratory experiments and objectives:

  • Experiment 1: LDA measurements of a developing  turbulent boundary layer  over smooth and/or rough bed (L. Chagot).
  • Experiment 2: 2D-2C or 3D-2C PIV measurements in a flow over an inhomogeneous rough bed (smooth – cube canopy transition) (F. Moulin)
  • Experiment 3: Ombroscopy measurement of cliff erosion and underwater bed morphology under wave action (D. Astruc, M. Mercier)
  • Experiment 4: Altimetric measurement of a propagating isolated dune (Barchan) by fringe projection (L. Lacaze , G. Quibeuf)


Application form

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