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

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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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Lift Crisis

M. Rabaud

Collaboration: P. Bot, G. Thomas, A. Lombardi, C. Lebret (Naval Academy Research Institute, IRENAV Brest)

After the pioneering work of G. Eiffel (1912) the « Drag crisis » is now a well known phenomena of fluid mechanics for a bluff body moving at large velocity. During this crisis the drag force becomes, surprisingly, a decreasing function of the relative velocity. We have shown that at the drag crisis, non-up/down symmetrical bodies can also experience a strong "lift crisis", i.e. a sharp transition or even an inversion in their lift force.

Bot P., Rabaud M., Thomas G., Lombardi A. and and Lebret C., Phys. Rev. Lett 117, 234501 (2016) [PDF]

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:

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).