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

Research areas

Head: M. Rabaud

Careful, new address

On March 22, 2019, the offices of the FAST laboratory move into the Pascal building (building 530).

The experiments are still located in the experimental hall (building 502) until May 2019.

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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 will be awarded during the General Assembly of the Union in Vienna, Austria, April 2019.

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Focus on a project

Falling liquid film in interaction with a gas

G. Dietze, C. Ruyer-Quil

Heat and/or mass transfer between a liquid and gaseous phase can be realized with the help of falling liquid films. These flows are unstable with respect to interfacial disturbances and, as a result, develop surface waves, which intensify the underlying transfer mechanisms. The image on the left shows streamlines within a liquid film and its surrounding gaseous atmosphere (top: counter-current, fixed reference frame; bottom: co-current, moving reference frame). These representations evince the occurrence of several wave-induced vortices.

G. F. Dietze, C. Ruyer-Quil J. Fluid Mech. 722, 348 (2013)

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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Next FAST-LIMSI seminars:

Thursday, May 23 at 14, LIMSI conference room:
Thibault Congy (Postdoctorant au Department of Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering, Northumbria University,Newcastle upon Tyne, UK):
Wave-mean flow interactions in dispersive hydrodynamics

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).