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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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Structuration of a particle suspension oscillating in a Hele-Shaw cell

G. Gauthier, J.-P. Hulin, D. Salin
Collaborations: L. Roht, A. Garcia, I. Ippolito

Time dependent motions of particle suspensions occur in many natural (e.g ;seabeds) and industrial flows. We have shown that the concentration of a suspension of non Brownian iso-dense particles oscillating between transparent parallel plates may vary spatially in the direction parallel to the flow, giving rising to periodic transverse streaks. The analysis of the particle distribution in the aperture of the cell shows that there is first a segregation of the particles into a plane layer in the center of the aperture which becomes wavy and, then, the periodic structure appears.

Y.L. Roht, I. Ippolito, J.P. Hulin, D. Salin, G. Gauthier, EPL 121, 54002 (2018).

Other experiments in this research area

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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à la rentrée

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).