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Laboratory FAST (Fluides, Automatique et Systèmes Thermiques) is a CNRS research laboratory (UMR 7608), associated with University Paris-Sud.

Research areas

Head: M. Rabaud

Jean Pierre Hulin appointed Honorary Professor at the University of Buenos Aires

On Tuesday, August 22, 2019, the Higher Council of the University of Buenos Aires appointed Jean-Pierre Hulin as Honorary Professor.

This title rewards him for his overall contribution to the development of Franco-Argentine academic and scientific cooperation.

Anne Davaille awarded by the European Geosciences Union

Anne Davaille has been awarded the Augustus Love Medal of the European Geosciences Union. This medal rewards scientists who have achieved exceptional international standing in Geodynamics.

The medal was awarded to her at the EGU General Assembly in Vienna in April 2019.

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Careful, new address

On March 22, 2019, the offices of the FAST laboratory move into the Pascal building (building 530).

The experiments are still located in the experimental hall (building 502) until May 2019.

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Thin film deposit in a dip-coating-like process

M. Dey, F. Doumenc, B. Guerrier
Collaborations: J. Leng, C. Loussert, J.B. Salmon (LOF, CNRS)

In coating achieved by solvent evaporation from a polymer solution or a colloidal dispersion, complex phenomena occur in the vicinity of the contact line where the evaporation flux is maximum. Hydrodynamics and evaporation may induce self patterning, as illustrated in the image (left) for a silica colloidal suspension (deposit height ∼ 1 µm; wavelength ∼ 100µm).

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Other experiments in this research area


CREEP Innovative Training Network

FAST is part of the European Horizon 2020- Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions Innovative Training Network (ITN) CREEP: Complex RhEologies in Earth dynamics and industrial Processes

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Next FAST-LIMSI seminars:

Tuesday, December 17 at 14, FAST conference room:
Alban Sauret (UC Santa Barbara):
Dry to wet transition and cohesive effects in granular flows

Laboratory FAST is partner of Labex LASIPS and Labex PALM.

Laboratory FAST is member of the French-Argentine IRP (International Research Project) "Ingénieries vertes par la mécanique des fluides" (IVMF).

Theoretical Mantle Dynamics

N. Ribe (Cambridge University Press, 2018).

Physical Hydrodynamics - 2nd edition

E. Guyon, J.P. Hulin, L. Petit, C.D. Mitescu (Oxford University Press, 2015).

La matière en désordre

E. Guyon, J.P. Hulin, D. Bideau (2014).

Hydrodynamique physique - 3e édition

E. Guyon, J.P. Hulin, L. Petit (2012).