Pedro Manso

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Collaborateur scientifique +41 21 693 24 06

GC A3 485 (Bâtiment GC)
Station 18
CH-1015 Lausanne

Unité: SGC-ENS

Données administratives

Domaines de compétences

Dams & hydraulic structures


Hydrology & Water Resources

Hydraulic modelling & instrumentation

Rock scour

Sediment management

Air-water-rock interaction

Fluid-structure/interface interaction

Feasibility studies

Project & Team Management

Publications Infoscience


En cours 
SmallFLEX - introducing flexible operation on mountain run-of-the-river hydropower schemes. Academic partners: EAWAG, WSL, EPFL-LMH and HES-SO. Industrial partners: Forces Motrices Valaisannes (FMV)
Research work on:
 - Storage alternatives & multipurpose infrastructure
 - Aeration and deaeration of pressurized hydraulic waterways
 - Interplay between water & sediment nowcasting and HHP operation
 - Operation of pelton turbines with variable head & jet instability
 - Virtual HPP operation and monitoring
 - Downstream impact of flexible operation in winter & transition months
 RenovHYDRO - renovation of hydropower plants considering new functionalities and services to the grid, in particular:
 - adding intra-seasonal flexibility through storage. Industrial partners: Forces Motrices Valaisannes (FMV) and Groupe E
 - hydropeaking mitigation
 - combined asset portfolios


N2DT - capacity building in dam surveillance and research needs in dam engineering (2017-2018)
FLEXSTOR - Innovative solutions for flexible hydropower storage (2016-2019)
Academic partners: EAWAG, WSL, ETHZ-VAW, EPFL-LMH and HES-SO.
Industrial partners: Kraftwerke Oberhasli (KWO)
Research work on:
- Hydropeaking
- Impulse waves
- Storage management as function of variable demand patterns
- Cascade flushing 
- Suspended sediment flushing and related turbine abrasion thresholds
- Pump-turbine instability

Chopin S2C - Caractérisation hydraulique des orifices des chambres d'équilibre d'aménagements à haute chute, paramétrage et influence sur la stabilité du système en charge (2015-2017)
HydroNET2 - Methodologies for hydropower plants. Research work on (2015-2017)
 - Robust design of hydropower plants under uncertainties
 - Design of steel lined pressure tunnels and shafts
IST-EPFL Joint Doctoral Initiative - Environmental hydraulics. Research work on:
 - Fluid-structure interaction during hydraulic transients (2015-2016)
 - Inline micro-hydropower units in Water Supply networks (2014-2016)
 - Uncertainties in water resources quantification in Alpine environments
 development in a changing environment (2014-2015)
SEDITRANS: Sediment transport in fluvial, estuarine and coastal environment (Marie Curie Actions - Initial Training Networks FP7-PEOPLE-2013-ITN N. 607394 (2013-2014),
Dynamic loads generated by high-velocity diffusive jet layers in real-life plunge pools (04/2006 - 11/2006). IST Portugal, IPH/UFRGS Brazil and EPFL/LCH Switzerland. Funded by Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT), Portugal.
ESHA Thematic network on Small Hydro, European Small Hydro Association, Switzerland (2003-2004). Network of 11 institutions within the ESHA for promotion of mini-hydro. 4th European Framework program.