Research

Projects

EU FP6 'SnowLoad' Project.

  • Location  Europe
  • Clients  Comission européenne
  • Years  1996 - 2000

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 1/200 and 1/300 scale models (greater comfort on esplanade).

  • Location  Paris
  • Clients  Eiffage Construction
  • Architects  Johan Otto von Spreckelsen Paul Andreu Erik Reitzel
  • Years  1984, 2014

Experimental: wind loading and comfort study on a 1/300 scale model
Lighting: study of solar impact
SETEC engineering firm called on the CSTB during the design phase to obtain precise data on solar gain to simulate the aerothermal properties of the atrium of the Phare office tower. Because the atrium design calls for broad use of glazing, the solar gain greatly influences the thermal and air flow comfort in the space. The data was simulated using the sunlight module of the PHANIE software package.

  • Location  Paris La Défense
  • Clients  Unibail Rodamco SCI CNIT DEVELOPPEMENT
  • Architects  Morphosis (Thom Mayne)
  • Years  2008

Experimental: wind loading study on cross-sectional and aeroelastic models, climate studies, protection of vehicles.

  • Location  Millau
  • Clients  AIOA Millau EIFFAGE
  • Architects  Sir Norman Foster
  • Years  1992 - 2012

Onsite measurements, aerodynamic behavior.

  • Location  Honfleur
  • Clients  GIE pont de Normandie
  • Architects  Michel Virlogeux
  • Years  1992 - 1994, 1997

Experimental: wind loading study on a model.

  • Location  Bordeaux
  • Clients  Egis
  • Architects  Thomas Lavigne
  • Years  2011