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

Research areas

Head: H. Auradou

Focus on a project

Oil waves

J. Zhang, F. Moisy, M. Rabaud

Why does the wind create waves on the sea? This question, central to fluid mechanics, has been the subject of decades of experiments and theories. We approach this question from a unique perspective: the wind, in this case, blows over a layer of oil. By using a liquid more viscous than water and modifying the properties of the very first waves, we shed new light on the physical mechanisms behind this phenomenon.

Read more

J. Zhang, A. Hector, M. Rabaud, and F. Moisy, subm. to Phys. Rev. Fluids (2023) [arxiv].

Other experiments in this research area

We moved to our new building

Since March 2019, the laboratory FAST has moved to the new building Pascal (building 530).

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Next FAST-LIMSI seminars:

Jeudi 12 Octobre 2023 à 14h
Hamid Kellay (LOMA, CNRS-Univ. Bordeaux), Hydrodynamics experiments using soap films and soap bubbles

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).

L'impermanence du monde - La physique de l'éphémère

E. Guyon, J.-P. Hulin, F. Moisy, M. Rabaud (Flammarion, 2022).

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).