Publications

2010

Pump-Storage Integration with Renewables–, KOUTNIK, J., FOUST, J., NICOLET, C., SAIJU, R., KAWKABANI, B.,  Meeting the Needs Using Various Concepts Proceedings of HydroVision International, 27-30 July 2010, Charlotte, NC, USA, Session: Pumped-Storage Market Trends and Strategies, paper 5, pp. 1-12.
Article.pdf [416 Kb]

2009

Benefits of Variable Speed Pumped Storage Units in Mixed Islanded Power Network during Transient Operation, NICOLET, C., PANNATIER, Y., KAWKABANI, B., SCHWERY, A., AVELLAN, F., SIMOND, J.-J. , Proceedings of HYDRO 2009, October 26-28, 2009, in Lyon, France, Paper 23.3
Article.pdf [1’108 Kb]

Experimental Evidence of Hydroacoustic Pressure Waves in a Francis Turbine Elbow Draft Tube for Low Discharge Conditions, ARPE, J., NICOLET, C., AVELLAN, F. , ASME, J. Fluids Eng., Volume 131, Issue 8, August 2009. Copyright © 2008 by ASME-JFE

Stability Study of Francis Pump-Turbine at Runaway, NICOLET, C., ALLIGNÉ, S., KAWKABANI, B., KOUTNIK, J., SIMOND, J.-J., AVELLAN, F. , Proceedings of the 3rd IAHR International Meeting of the WorkGroup on Cavitation and Dynamic Problems in Hydraulic Machinery and Systems, Brno, Czech Republic, October 14-16, 2009, paper G2, pp. 371-384.
Article.pdf [714 Kb]

Numerical Simulation of Non-linear Self-oscillations of a Full Load Vortex Rope, ALLIGNÉ, S., NICOLET, C., RUCHONNET, N., HASMATUCHI, V., MARUZEWSKI, P., AVELLAN, F. , Proceedings of the 3rd IAHR International Meeting of the WorkGroup on Cavitation and Dynamic Problems in Hydraulic Machinery and Systems, Brno, Czech Republic, October 14-16, 2009, paper F4, pp. 325-338.
Article.pdf [1’025 Kb]

Experimental investigation of Cavitation Influence on Hydroacoustic Resonance in Pipe, RUCHONNET, N., NICOLET, C., ALLIGNÉ, S., AVELLAN, F. , Proceedings of the 3rd IAHR International Meeting of the WorkGroup on Cavitation and Dynamic Problems in Hydraulic Machinery and Systems, Brno, Czech Republic, October 14-16, 2009, paper P1, pp. 501-514.
Article.pdf [905 Kb]

2008

Unstable Operation of Francis Pump-Turbine at Runaway: Rigid and Elastic Water Column Oscillation Modes, NICOLET, C., ALLIGNÉ, S., KAWKABANI, B. , SIMOND, J.-J., AVELLAN, F. , Proceedings of the 24th IAHR Symposium on Hydraulic Machinery and Systems, Foz do Iguassu, Brazil, October 27 -31, 2008, paper 150.
Article.pdf [608 Kb]

Transient Behavior of Variable Speed Pump-Turbine Units, PANNATIER, Y., NICOLET, C., KAWKABANI, B., DENIAU, J.-L., SCHWERY, A., AVELLAN, F., SIMOND, J.-J. , Proceedings of the 24th IAHR Symposium on Hydraulic Machinery and Systems, Foz do Iguassu, Brazil, October 27 -31, 2008, paper 147.
Article.pdf [634 Kb]

Influence of the Vortex Rope Location of a Francis Turbine on the Hydraulic System Stability, ALLIGNÉ, S., NICOLET, C., ALLENBACH, P. , KAWKABANI, B. , SIMOND, J.-J., AVELLAN, F. , Proceedings of the 24th IAHR Symposium on Hydraulic Machinery and Systems, Foz do Iguassu, Brazil, October 27 -31, 2008, paper 82.
Article.pdf [1’010 Kb]

Pumped Storage Units to Stabilize Mixed Islanded Power Network: a Transient Analysis, NICOLET, C., VAILLANT, Y., KAWKABANI, B., ALLENBACH, P., SIMOND, J.-J., AVELLAN, F. , Proceedings of HYDRO 2008, October 6-9, 2008, in Ljubljana, Slovenia, Paper 16.1.
Article.pdf [543 Kb]

Dynamic Behavior of a 2 Variable Speed Pump-Turbine Power Plant, PANNATIER, Y., NICOLET, C., KAWKABANI, B., SIMOND, J.-J., ALLENBACH, P. , Proceedings of the 2008 International Conference on Electrical Machines, ICEM 2008, September 6-9, 2008, Vilamoura, Portugal, Paper ID 754.
Article.pdf [555 Kb]

2007

High Order Modeling of Hydraulic Power Plant in Islanded Power Network; Nicolet, C., Greiveldinger, B., Hérou, J.-J., Kawkabani, B., Allenbach, P., Simond, J.-J., Avellan, F., IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Vol. 22, Number 4, November 2007, pp.: 1870-1881. Copyright ©2007 by IEEE-PES

Turbine Speed Governor Parameters Validation in Islanded Production; Nicolet, C., Kawkabani, B., Greiveldinger, B., Hérou, J.-J., Allenbach, P., Simond, J.-J., Avellan, F., Proceedings of the 2nd IAHR International Meeting of the WorkGroup on Cavitation and Dynamic Problems in Hydraulic Machinery and Systems, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania, October 24-26, 2007.
Article.pdf [3’253 Kb]

Modelling And Numerical Simulation Of A Complete Hydroelectric Production Site; Nicolet, C., Allenbach, PH., Simond, J.-J., Avellan, F., Proceedings PowerTech 2007, 1-5 July 2007, Lausanne, Switzerland, 2007. Copyright ©2007 by IEEE-PES

Hydroacoustic Modelling and Numerical Simulation of Unsteady Operation of Hydroelectric Systems; Nicolet, C., PhD Thesis, EPFL n°3751, Lausanne, 2007.
Thesis.pdf [23’545 Kb]

2006

Hydroacoustic Modeling of Rotor Stator Interaction in Francis Pump-Turbine; Ruchonnet, N., Nicolet, C., Avellan, F., Proceedings IAHR Int. Meeting of WG on Cavitation and Dynamic Problems in Hydraulic Machinery and Systems, Barcelona, June 28-30, 2006.
Article.pdf [1’695 Kb]

Methodology for Risk Assessment of Part Load Resonance in Francis Turbine Power Plant; Nicolet, C., Herou, J.-J., Greiveldinger, B., Allenbach, P., Simond, J.-J, Avellan, F., Proceedings IAHR Int. Meeting of WG on Cavitation and Dynamic Problems in Hydraulic Machinery and Systems, Barcelona, June 28-30, 2006.
Article.pdf [603 Kb]

Simulation Tool Linking Hydroelectric Production Sites and Electrical Networks; Simond, J.-J.,Allenbach, P., Nicolet, C., Avellan, F., Proceedings of the 27th Int. Conf. on Electrical Machines, ICEM, Chania, Greece, September 2-5, 2006.
Article.pdf [301 Kb]

One-Dimensional Modeling of Rotor Stator Interaction in Francis Pump-Turbine; Nicolet, C., Ruchonnet, N. and Avellan, F., Proceedings of the 23rd IAHR Symposium on Hydraulic Machinery and Systems, Yokohama, Japan, October 18-21, 2006.
Article.pdf [665 Kb]

Overload Surge Event in a Pumped-Storage Power Plant; Koutnik, J., Nicolet, C., Schohl, G. A., Avellan, F., Proceedings of the 23rd IAHR Symposium on Hydraulic Machinery and Systems, Yokohama, Japan, October 18-21, 2006.
Article.pdf [644 Kb]

On the Hydroelectric Stability of an Islanded Power Network; Ch. Nicolet, B.Greiveldinger, J-J. Hérou, P.Allenbach, J.-J. Simond, F. Avellan, Proceedings IEEE Power Engineering Society General Meeting, 18-22 June 2006, Montréal, Canada, paper 623. Copyright ©2006 by IEEE-PES

One-Dimensional Modeling of Rotor Stator Interaction in Francis Pump-Turbine, Ch. Nicolet, N. Ruchonnet, F. AVELLAN, Proceedings of ISROMAC-11, ASME: International Symposium on Transport Phenomena and Dynamics of Rotating Machinery , Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, February 26-March 2, 2006, Copyright ©2006 by ASME

2004

   

Identification and Modeling of Pressure Fluctuations of a Francis Turbine Scale Model at Part Load Operation; Ch. Nicolet, J. Arpe, Fr. Avellan, Proceedings of the 22nd IAHR Symposium on Hydraulic Machinery and Systems, Stockholm, Sweden, June 29 – July 2, 2004 , Lausanne : EPFL/STI/LMH, 2004 , LMH Code: CODYPU/04.1
Article .pdf, 928 Kbytes

2003

Transient Phenomena in Francis Turbine Power Plants : Interaction with the Power Network. Ch. Nicolet, Fr. Avellan, Ph. Allenbach, A. Sapin, J.-J. Simond, J.-J. Hérou, WG1 of AIRH, Stuttgart, Germany, 8-10 October 2003 , Lausanne : IMHEF/EPFL, 2003

Simulation of Transient Phenomena in Francis Turbine Power Plants : Hydroelectric Interaction; Ch. Nicolet, Fr. Avellan, Ph. Allenbach, A. Sapin, J.-J. Simond, J.-J. Hérou, S. Kvicinsky, M. Crahan, Proceedings of Waterpower XIII, Advancing Technology for Sustainable Energy, Buffalo, N.Y., USA, July 2003.- Projet LMH – SIMSEN , Lausanne, EPFL/LMH, 2003

2002

New Tools for the Simulation of Transient Phenomena in Francis Turbine Power Plants; Ch. Nicolet, Fr. Avellan, Ph. Allenbach, A. Sapin, J.-J. Simond, Proceedings of the 21st IAHR Symposium on Hydraulic Machinery and Systems, Lausanne, Switzerland, 9-12 September 2002, pp. 519-528.- Projet LMH – SIMSEN , Lausanne : EPFL/STI/LMH, 2002

2001

A new tool for the simulation of dynamic behaviour of hydroelectric power plants. 10th International meeting of the work group on the behaviour of hydraulic machinery under steady oscillatory conditions; Ch. Nicolet, Fr. Avellan, J.-E. Prénat, A. Sapin, J.-J. Simond; Trondheim, Norway, June 26-28 2001.- Projet LMH – SIMSEN , Lausanne : IMHEF/EPFL, 2001

 

Diploma work

Etude de la stabilité de réglage d’une centrale hydroélectrique en réseau séparé; B. Greiveldinger, Travail pratique de diplôme, rapport.
Bibliographie , Lausanne: LMH/EPFL, 2004 LMH Code: LMHDI/04G

Caractérisation des transitoires d’une installation hydroélectrique : application à la centrale de Hauterive Rossens ; P-Y. Ledermann; Travail pratique de diplôme, rapport.
Bibliographie.- Projet LMH – SIMSEN , Lausanne: LMH/EPFL, 2003

Intégration d’un modèle de simulation d’installations hydrauliques dans le logiciel “SIMSEN” ; Ch. Nicolet ;Travail pratique de diplôme effectué en collaboration avec le LEME, rapport.
Bibliographie.- Projet LMH – SIMSEN , Lausanne: IMHEF/EPFL, 2001

Semester project

Modélisation d’une installation hydroélectrique comprenant une turbine Pelton : B. Greiveldinger ; EPFL, projet de 8ème semestre, rapport + Annexes.
Projet LMH – SIMSEN , Lausanne : LMH-EPFL, 2003