Christophe Ancey

Prof. Christophe Ancey
Laboratoire d'hydraulique environnementale (LHE)
EPF Lausanne
Bâtiment GC, Station 18
CH-1015 Lausanne

Phone: +41 (0) 21 693 32 87
Phone2: +41 (0) 21 693 23 75
Fax: +41 (0) 21 693 67 67
E-mail: christophe.ancey(at)
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Additional functions:
Memer of the international Advisory Committee of the Debris-Flow Hazards Mitigation Society (subcommittee of the American Society of Civil Engineers

Associate editor for Water Resources Research

Key Publications of Christophe Ancey (up to ten) :
Ancey, C., Stochastic approximation of the Exner equation under lower-regime conditions, Journal of Geophysical Research, 115, F00A11, 2010.
Ancey, C., Plasticity and geophysical flows: A review, Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics, 142, 4-35, 2007.
Ancey, C., S. Cochard, and N. Andreini, The dam-break problem for viscous fluids in the high-capillary-number limit, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 624, 1-22, 2009.
Ancey, C., R.M. Iverson, M. Rentschler, and R.P. Denlinger, An exact solution for ideal dam-break floods on steep slopes, Water Resources Research, 44, W01430, 2008.
Ancey, C., A.C. Davison, T. Böhm, M. Jodeau, and P. Frey, Entrainment and motion of coarse particles in a shallow water stream down a steep slope, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 595, 83-114, 2008.

Expertise of Christophe Ancey:
Expertise CategorySpecific Expertise
Expert TypeScientific / Fundamental Research
Applied Sciences / Technologies / Engineering
Statistical FocusExtreme Events
MethodsData Analysis

Specialties of Christophe Ancey:
fluid rheology (granular flow and suspension), fluid mechanics in line with geophysical flows (such as snow avalanches and debris flows), statistical hydrology

natural hazards induced by heavy rainfalls or snowfalls, dambreak flows

Last update: 4/10/17
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