1996 Photo Contest, Science & Technology, 1st prize

Patrick Landmann

Arenok Presse for Geo

01 January, 1995

A precise underwater simulation enables researchers to establish the correct dimensions for a dike to stop avalanches. Although virtual reality and computer simulation have replaced many physical tests, scale models are sometimes still the preferred option. In the cities of Grenoble, Toulouse and Nantes such tests are carried out under strictly controlled conditions.

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Patrick Landmann

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