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

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)

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Swirling a glass of wine

F. Moisy, J. Bouvard

Collaboration: W. Herreman (LIMSI, Universite Paris-Sud)

It is common knowledge that prescribing an orbital motion to a glass of wine generates a rotating gravity wave that comes along with a swirling mean flow. This mean flow rotates in the direction of the wave and recirculates poloidaly (radially and vertically), thus permanently pushing new fluid to the surface where it aerates and releases the wine's aromas. Precisely the same kind of orbital shaking is used on a more professional level in bioreactors for the cultivation of biological cells. We present here new experiments to capture the physical mechanism of mean flow generation in an orbital shaken fluid.

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J. Bouvard, W. Herreman, F. Moisy, Phys. Rev. Fluids 2, 084801 (2017)

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:

Thursday, September 7 at 2:00 pm, FAST seminar room:
Gaby Launay
Étude du tourbillon en fer à cheval au pied d'un obstacle émergent

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).