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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)

Focus on a project

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)

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, October 18 at 14, LIMSI conference room:
Matthieu Roché (MSC):
Effet Marangoni induit par des tensioactifs solubles

Thursday, October 25 at 14, LIMSI conference room:
Colin Leclerc (ONERA):
Linear iterative method for closed-loop control of quasiperiodic flows

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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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).