Research

Projects

Assessment of the climatic comfort of the new TGV station in Avignon, both inside the largely glazed building and outside. Measurement masts for wind, temperature and hygrometry were installed and the results analyzed to obtain objective measures of comfort in and around the station.

  • Location  Avignon
  • Clients  SNCF
  • Years  2004

Development of test and analysis protocols.
Compiling reference climatic data.
Measurements to qualify diphasic phenomena.

  • Clients  PSA Peugeot Citroën, Audi, Ford, Renault, Porsche, Seat, Skoda, Opel, Bosch
  • Years  depuis 1996

Development of test and analysis protocols.
Development of test benches and piloting systems.
Measurements to qualify diphasic phenomena.

  • Clients  PSA Peugeot Citroën, Renault
  • Years  depuis 2006

Technical challenge.
Development of a specialized test bench.
Measurement and analysis of airflows.

  • Clients  Renault
  • Years  2013

Development of instrumentation, measurement and analysis protocols.
Development of a data base on the aerodynamic coefficients of crosswinds.
Research on rules of similarity for reduced-scale wind tunnel tests.

  • Clients  Alstom Transport, Bombardier Transport, SNCF, Talgo, CAF, Transtech, Deutch Bahn, TrenItalia
  • Years  depuis 2000

Development of the measurement and analysis protocol of airflow speed using Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV).

  • Clients  Alstom Transport
  • Years  2012

Development of test and analysis protocols.
Compiling reference climatic data.
Defining transposition rules for reproducing phenomenon in climatic wind tunnel.
Measurements to qualify diphasic phenomena.

  • Clients  SNCF
  • Years  2011 - 2012

Development of tools and measurement protocol (qualification by tracer gas).
Design of a data base of various vehicles.

  • Clients  PSA
  • Years  2002 - 2006

Experimental: wind loading on the 1:200 scale model of the building and 1:50 model of the louver flaps

Digital: risk of condensation under the louver flaps

Digital: louver flap loading studies

Experimental: preliminary wind loading on the 1/50 scale model of the new louver flaps, smoke extraction engineering and fire resistance study of the canopy roof.

  • Location  Paris
  • Clients  VIRY LAUBEUF SEMPARISIENNE
  • Architects  Patrick Berger et Jacques Anziutti
  • Years  2009, 2011

Experimental / Digital: characterizing the effects of wind on the site using a 1/500 scale model
Experimental: wind loading study on a 1:250 scale model of the building and a 1/75 model on the sails

  • Location  Paris
  • Clients  Bouygues Bâtiments
  • Architects  Shigeru Ban Architects Europe - Jean de Gastines Architectes
  • Years  2013

Digital: calculation of wind characteristics

  • Digital: driving rain
  • Digital: preliminary wind loading (sails)
  • Experimental: wind loading study on a 1/150 scale model
  • Location  Paris
  • Clients  Fondation Louis Vuitton RFR
  • Architects  Frank Gehry
  • Years  2007 - 2011

Experimental: wind loading study on a 1:250 scale model of the building and a 1/50 model of the solar panels.

  • Location  Paris
  • Clients  Bouygues Bâtiments
  • Architects  Renzo Piano
  • Years  2012 - 2013