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

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Head: H. Auradou

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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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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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Dynamics of three-dimensional wavy liquid films

G. Dietze

Collaborations : B. Scheid (ULB, Brussels), W. Rohlfs and Reinhold Kneer (RWTH Aachen)

Three-dimensional waves developing on the free surface of falling liquid films intensify convective transport in the adjacent phases, which influences the efficiency of multiphase processes such as distillation. Here, we study the effect of these surface waves on the velocity field and vice-versa by way of full numerical simulations (VOF-CSF method).

G. F. Dietze, W. Rohlfs, K. Nährich, R. Kneer and B. Scheid J. Fluid Mech. 743, 75 (2014)

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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).