Giovanni De Cesare

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Operational Director

giovanni.decesare@epfl.ch +41 21 693 25 17

EPFL ENAC IIC PL-LCH
GC A3 495 (Bâtiment GC)
Station 18
CH-1015 Lausanne

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EPFL ENAC SGC-GE
GC A3 495 (Bâtiment GC)
Station 18
CH-1015 Lausanne

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Fields of expertise

Numerical simulation and physical modeling of hydraulic works; reservoir sedimentation, turbidity currents; reservoir sediment management; Ultrasonic Doppler flow measurement; river training work; fluvial eco-morphology; rapid transients in pressurized systems; commissioned studies and expert reports in applied hydraulics and hydraulic constructions; organization of continuous education workshops; Quality management

Publications

Infoscience publications

Teaching & PhD

Teaching

Civil Engineering

PhD Programs

Doctoral Program in Civil and Environmental Engineering

Courses

Hydraulic structures and schemes

Hydraulic structures and schemes are vital for ensuring supply of clean and renewable energy as well as water in enough quantity and sufficient good quality in order to fight against famine, poverty and deceases in the world.

Fluvial hydraulics and river training works

The course provides the students with a solid theoretical background in fluvial hydraulics, as well as the basic concepts in river engineering that aim at conciliating hazard protection and environmental protection. Real-world examples illustrate the course.

Hydraulic and hydroelectric structures and schemes

The general design and layout of different hydroelectric power plants with the design of its hydraulic structures is treated in detail.

River eco-morphology

The course deals with the interactions between hydraulics, solid transport by hauling and the watercourse space at the origin of the morphology and richness of habitats. Regime theory is presented and the quality of a stream's habitat is assessed.