Representative: Doctor Mohamed Farhat
Definition: The Hydraulic Machines Laboratory (LMH) is part of the EPFL Faculty of Engineering Science and Technology. This department conducts scientific research on the topic of complex flows (multi-phase and multi-species) with a theoretical, experimental and numerical approach. This research is conducted in close collaboration with industrial partners. The LMH benefits from unique experimental infrastructure dedicated to the hydrodynamics of hydraulic turbines and pumps and which includes a water tunnel.
Role in this project: as part of this feasibility study, the Hydraulic Machines Laboratory's role is to optimise the sampling of seawater and to contribute to the specification of the detection method. As part of a future research programme, its role will be to develop these technologies and to create a working prototype in close collaboration with the LTS5.
Director of the Research Group on Cavitation and Interface Phenomena
PhD. and a Lecturer
EPFL Doctoral Committee Member (Mechanical)
EPFL representative at the CLUSER association
Coordinator at the " Société Hydrotechnique de France (SHF)"
Mr. Farhat was born in Casablanca, Morocco, in 1962. He graduated from the National School of Mechanics and Hydraulics in Grenoble. In 1986 he joined the EPFL Laboratory of Hydraulic Machines as an assistant researcher. In 1994, he wrote a doctoral thesis on Cavitation. He then joined the Research and Development department of Hydro-Quebec in Montreal, Canada, in 1995, where he was responsible for several research projects such as the generation and transmission of hydroelectric power and the monitoring of large hydroelectric turbines. Since 2001 he has been Senior Research Associate at the Laboratory of Hydraulic Machines and Director of the Cavitation group. He is also a Masters and PhD. lecturer and a member of the Doctoral Committee on Mechanics.