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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

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From June 27, 2016, and during the works for the new building (end of 2018), Laboratory FAST is located on two sites:
Offices: 23-25 rue Jean Rostand, on the Parc-Club d'Orsay.
Experiment building: Bâtiment 502, rue André Rivière.

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The new building (2018)

Focus on a project

Scour around a bridge pier

Y. Bertho, P. Gondret, F. Lachaussee, C. Morize

Sediment erosion and transport phenomena may represent a significant threat to human activities, infrastructure and ecosystems. For example, around a bridge pier or offshore platform, erosion can damage the structure and cause its collapse. Despite the risks, a physical description of the erosion phenomenon in the vicinity of structures remains incomplete to this day, especially the coupling between fluid dynamics and transport of solid particles is not well quantified. We study this phenomenon to characterize the particle dynamics in the presence of a flow in the vicinity of one or more immersed obstacle(s).

Other experiments in this research area

Leloir Prize awarded by Jean Pierre Hulin

The prize "Dr. Luis Federico Leloir" is awarded by Jean Pierre Hulin, member of Laboratoire International Associé "Physique et Mécanique des Fluides", for his contributions to French-Argentine cooperation in Science.

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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:

Monday, December 11 at 12, LIMSI conference room:
Andres Castillo (UPMC, LIMSI, Université Paris-Saclay):
Turbulent convection in Rayleigh-Bénard cells with modified boundary conditions

Laboratory FAST is partner of Labex LASIPS and Labex PALM.

Laboratoire FAST is member of Laboratoire International Associé (LIA) "Physique et Mécanique des Fluides".

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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).