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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

Movement of bacteria in a porous medium

H. Auradou, A. Creppy, J.-P. Hulin
Collaborations : Carine Douarche (LPS), E. Clément et LIA PMF

We study the transport of E-coli bacteria in a microfluidic cell (height 100 mu / width 500 mu) containing obstacles (white circles). The colored lines show the trajectories of the bacteria transported by a fluid flowing at 70 microns / second. The insert illustrates the fluid-bacteria coupling: we see a bacteria (yellow line) that flows along the surface of grains and moves upstream.

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, February 22 at 14, FAST conference room:
Ichiro Kumagai (School of Science and Engineering, Meisei University Hino, Tokyo, Japan):
Hydrofoil bubble generators for ship drag reduction: Can microbubbles save our planet?

Thursday, March 15 at 14, LIMSI conference room:
Francois Dubois (Université Paris-Sud, Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers):
Some questions about lattice Boltzmann schemes

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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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).