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


Dams & hydraulic structures, Hydropower (large/small/pumped-storage), Hydrology & Water Resources, Hydraulic modelling

  • Rock scour, Sediment management, Air-water-rock interaction, Fluid-structure/interface interaction

  • Feasibility studies, Project & Team Management
  • Publications


    Autres publications

    Pachoud A., Manso P., Schleiss A.
    Engineering Fracture mechanics (accepted 18.04.2017)
    Stress intensity factors for axial semi-elliptical surface cracks and embedded elliptical cracks at longitudinal butt welded joints of steel-lined pressure tunnels and shafts considering weld shape



    N2DT - capacity building in dam surveillance and research needs in dam engineering

    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

    FLEXSTOR - Innovative solutions for flexible hydropower storage
    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

    RenovHYDRO - renovation of hydropower plants considering new functionalities and services to the grid, in particular:
    - adding intra-seasonal flexibility through storage
    - hydropeaking mitigation
    - combined asset portfolios


    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

    HydroNET2 - Methodologies for hydropower plants. Research work on:
    - 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.