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D'origine française, Cécile Münch-Alligné est née en 1979 à Strasbourg. Elle est ingénieur en hydraulique et mécanique, diplômée de l'Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Hydraulique et Mécanique de Grenoble de l'INPG, promotion 2002. Elle a obtenu son doctorat en mécanique des fluides et transfert de l'INPG en 2005 après avoir réalisé une thèse sur la simulation numérique des grandes échelles de la turbulence. Elle a ensuite passé quatre années à l'EPFL au Laboratoire de Machines Hydrauliques en tant que collaboratrice scientifique pour développer les activités du laboratoire dans le domaine de la simulation numérique des écoulements dans les turbomachines. Depuis septembre 2010, elle est professeure à la HES-SO Valais-Wallis en énergie hydraulique. Elle a mis en place un groupe de recherche dans ce domaine qui est actif dans de nombreux projets cantonaux, nationaux et internationaux. Elle coordonne le groupe Hydroélectricité membre actif des centres de compétence pour la recherche énergétique en Suisse (SCCER) pour l’approvisionnement en électricité (SCCER-SoE) ainsi  que pour les réseaux et leurs composants (SCCER-FURIES). Elle est membre du board du SCCER-SoE et de la Commission fédérale pour la recherche énergétique (CORE).

Secteurs d’activité

  • Machines hydrauliques
  • Grande et petite hydraulique
     

Compétences

  • Modélisation et simulation numérique des fluides
  • Design et optimisation des turbines hydrauliques
  • Estimation de potentiels
  • Turbulence
  • Interaction fluide-structure
     

Projets principaux réalisés et en cours

SCCER-SoE
"Swiss Competence Center for Energy Research – Supply of Electricity" is a national competence center to develop fundamental research and innovative solutions in the domains of GeoEnergies and HydroPower granted by the Swiss Commission for Technology and Innovation (CTI). HES-SO Valais-Wallis is in charge of the development of new turbines for harvesting energy from existing hydraulic infrastructure fresh water supply network.
> Leader of WP3.2 : Innovative technologies for Hydropower,
member of the board

SCCER-FURIES
"Swiss Competence Center for Energy Research – Future Swiss Electrical Infrastructures" joins the competences of the top Swiss academic and industrial actors in the area of power / energy systems granted by CTI. HES-SO Valais-Wallis will contribute to the task “Control of massive DG and distributed storage” of WP1 "Regional multi energy grids". In particular, this contribution will be focused on the development of concurrent hydraulic, mechanical and electrical engineering of small units featuring fast dynamics and low CAPEX.

DUO TURBO
"Providing Industrial and Competitive Family of Low-CAPEX Integrated Plug-and-Play Energy Recovery Stations” is a 3 years project funded by KTI involving HES-SO Valais-Wallis, EPFL and three industrial partners. The project focuses on turning a counter rotating micro-turbine proof of concept into a range of standard energy recovery stations able to harvest energy on drinking water networks. (1 Million for 3 years)
> Project manager

HYPERBOLE
"HYdropower plants PERformance and flexiBle Operation towards Lean integration of new renewable Energies", is a 42 months European FP7 project involving EPFL as leader, ALSTOM, ANDRITZ, VOITH, Power Vision Engineering, UPC, Uni Stuttgart, INESC Porto and HES-SO Valais-Wallis. In this project, the HES-SO Valais-Wallis is involved in numerical simulation of the vortex rope at full load in a Francis turbine. 

HydroNET 2
"Modern methodologies for design, manufacturing and operation of hydropower plants", is a 3 years project supported by CCEM and SER involving EPFL, EAWAG, EMPA, HSLU and HES-SO Valais-Wallis with the financial support of Swisselectric Research. In this project, the HES-SO Valais-Wallis is in charge of Large Eddy Simulation of the Tip Vortex.
> Sub-task leader

Hydro VS
"Valorisation de la production d'énergie des infrastructures hydrauliques existantes” is a 5 years project supported by The Ark Energy initiative funded by the Ark Foundation (VS)  evolving EPFL and HES-SO Valais-Wallis. In this project, HES-SO Valais-Wallis is in charge of the development of an iso-kinetic turbine for river and involved in the development of a micro-counter-rotating turbine in a close collaboration with EPFL.
> Leader of the HES-SO Valais-Wallis WP’s

Arbaz
"Station de transfert d'énergie par pompage et turbinage à Arbaz : étude de l’installation, de l'intégration et de la gestion optimale du réseau" is a 1 year project supported by The Ark Foundation involving EPFL, CREM, Cimark and HES-SO Valais-Wallis. In this project, the HES-SO Valais-Wallis is studying the feasibility of a micro pumped storage power plant.
> Leader of the project

Clean City
This 2-years project is supported by the HES-SO and involved HES-SO Genève, HES-SO Fribourg and HES-SO Valais-Wallis. The HES-SO Valais-Wallis is in charge of flow numerical simulations of pollutant dispersion around a cubic building using a opensource code OpenFOAM.

Principales publications

ARTICLES DE JOURNAL

2018

  • Harvesting the energy of existing infrastructure: Generating electricity from drinking water networks Link to the publication
    ​Münch-Alligné C.
    Research Features, Issue 126, May 2018, pp. 66-69
  • Hydraulic performance evaluation of a micro-turbine with counter rotating runners by experimental investigation and numerical simulation Link to the publication
    Vagnoni E., Andolfatto L., Richard S., Münch-Alligné C., Avellan F.
    Renewable Energy, Volume 126, October 2018, pp. 943-953
  • Experimental Assessment of a New Kinetic Turbine Performance for Artificial Channels - Link to the publication
    Münch-Alligné C., Schmid J., Richard S., Gaspoz A., Brunner N., Hasmatuchi V.
    Water 2018, Volume 10, Issue 3, 311
  • New Prototype of a Kinetic Turbine of Artificial Channels - Link to the publication
    Münch-Alligné C., Richard S., Gaspoz A., Hasmatuchi V., Brunner N.
    Advances in Hydroinformatics, Springer, Singapore, 2018, pp. 981-996
  • U-RANS Simulations and PIV Measurements of a Self-excited Cavitation Vortex Rope in a Francis Turbine - Link to the publication
    Decaix J., Müller A., Favrel A., Avellan F., Münch C.
    Advances in Hydroinformatics, Springer, Singapore, 2018, pp. 1069-1083
  • Un stockage local et compétitif de l'énergie - Link to publication
    Martignoni S., Smati L., Denis V., Münch C.
    Bulletin VSE/AES, 2/2018, pp. 27-31
  • RANS computations of a confined cavitating tip-leakage vortex Link to publication
    Decaix J., Dreyer M., Balarac G., Farhat M., Münch-Alligné C.
    ​European Journal of Mechanics - B/Fluids, Volume 67, January-February 2018, pp. 198–210

2017

  • URANS Models for the Simulation of Full Load Pressure Surge in Francis Turbines Validated by Particle Image Velocimetry Link to publication
    Decaix J., Müller A., Favrel A., Avellan F., Münch‌ C.
    Journal of Fluids Engineering, ASME, July 2017
  • L'eau potable, source d'énergie Link to publication
    Martignoni S., Luisier S., Hasmatuchi V.Münch C.
    Bulletin VSE/AES, 2/2017, pp. 40-44
     

Tous les articles de journal avant 2016

 

ARTICLES DE CONFERENCE

2017

  • Design of a PM-generator for a straight flow counter-rotating micro-hydro turbine Link to publication
    Violante D., Farner L., Münch C., Chevailler S.
    Proc. of the 19th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications (EPE2017)
  • New prototype of a kinetic turbine for artificial channels  
    Münch-Alligné C., Gaspoz A., Richard S., Hasmatuchi V., Brunner N.
    SimHydro 2017, Sophia-Antipolis, Nice, France, June 14-16, 2017
  • U-RANS simulations and PIV measurements of a self-excited cavitation vortex rope in a Francis turbine  
    Decaix J., Müller A., Favrel A., Avellan F., Münch C.
    SimHydro 2017, Sophia-Antipolis, Nice, France, June 14-16, 2017
  • RANS computations for identification of 1-D cavitation model parameters: application to full load cavitation vortex rope  
    Alligné S., Decaix J., Müller A., Nicolet C., Avellan F., Münch C.
    Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 813, 12032, 2017
     

Tous les articles de conférence avant 2016

 

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  • Hydraulique - Systèmes énergétiques - Aménagements hydrauliques - Modélisation

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