Environmental Hydraulics Lab

Facility/equipment: Facility

  • Location

    Tietotie 1 A1

    Espoo

    02150

    Finland

Equipments Details

Description

Aalto Environmental Hydraulics Lab (EHL) is a multipurpose laboratory for experimental research and teaching activities. With two flumes and other equipment, EHL provides a setting for scientific research with a view on applications in environmentally sound hydraulic engineering.

At Aalto University, environmental hydraulics is a transdisciplinary field that combines technological, environmental, economical and societal interests in a wide context. Our research is motivated by the challenges arising from environmental flood management and river restoration.

Environmentally sound hydraulic engineering seeks to mitigate adverse effects on the natural water cycle, and rehabilitate damages in the hydro-environment. The proper understanding of the associated physical, chemical and biological attributes and processes is the basis for the development of reliable modelling tools for river hydraulics, morphology, and sediment and pollutant transport.

The investigations focus on flow-vegetation-sediment interactions, with special emphasis placed on vegetative hydraulics. Laboratory and field-scale experiments and numerical models are used to develop potential engineering solutions to transdisciplinary problems.

Details

NameEnvironmental Hydraulics Lab
Acquisition date01/06/2016

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  • Research Output

    • 6 Conference contribution
    • 1 Article
    • 1 Conference article

    Comparative analysis of lateral shear layers induced by flexible and rigid vegetation in a partly vegetated channel

    Caroppi, G., Västilä, K., Gualtieri, P., Järvelä, J., Giugni, M. & Rowiński, P., 6 Sep 2019, Proceedings of the 38th IAHR World Congress. Calvo, L. (ed.). IAHR, 8 p. (Proceedings of the IAHR World Congress).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review

  • Flume investigations using natural-like vegetation with a view on fine sediment processes

    Box, W., Västilä, K. & Järvelä, J., 6 Sep 2019, Proceedings of the 38th IAHR World Congress. IAHR, p. 5554-5563 9 p. 38WC092019-0662. (Proceedings of the IAHR World Congress).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review

    Open Access
    File
  • 7 Downloads (Pure)

    Measurement of lateral and wake flows associated with stream-scale willow patches

    Västilä, K., Lee, C., Kim, D., Kim, S., Kim, J. & Järvelä, J., 6 Sep 2019, Proceedings of the 38th IAHR World Congress. Calvo, L. (ed.). IAHR, 8 p. (Proceedings of the IAHR World Congress).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review

  • Activities

    • 3 Conference presentation
    • 1 Hosting a visitor
    • 1 Keynote or plenary lecture
    • 1 Public or invited talk

    Flow-vegetation interactions: Advances in incorporating natural plant features in hydraulic analyses

    Juha Järvelä (Speaker)
    22 May 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesKeynote or plenary lecture

    Flume investigations using natural-like vegetation with a view on fine sediment processes

    Walter Box (Speaker)
    5 Sep 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesConference presentation

    Flume measurement of suspended sediment concentrations using high-accuracy turbidity sensors in vegetated flows.

    Juha Järvelä (Speaker)
    19 Aug 201824 Aug 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesConference presentation