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Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Institut de Mécanique des Fluides de Toulouse

L’Institut de Mécanique des Fluides de Toulouse (IMFT) is a French laboratory (UMR 5502 CNRS/INPTUPS) worldwide known for its expertise in fluid mechanics and more specifically in multiphase flows. The research group Particles, Spray and Combustion (PSC) has numerical and experimental activities focused on multispecies mixing, particulate flows, and  combustion. People in charge of particulate flows are worldwide recognized for their competences in numerical simulation and modelling of particle‐laden turbulent flows and have a large number of publications in highly ranked scientific journals. More specifically the PSC group skills are:

  • DNS at the particle scale;
  • DNS/LES of non‐isothermal turbulent flows coupled with Lagrangian tracking of particles accounting for particle‐particle collisions;
  • Modelling of the particle‐turbulence interactions in the frame of RANS or LES approaches;
  • Development of statistical joint fluid‐particle approach and moment method for particulate dense, and dilute, flows;
  • Numerical simulations at industrial scale of reactive particulate dense and dilute flows by using the code NEPTUNE_CFD.

The PSC group has several collaborations with industrial partners: current projects are with EDF R&D, TOTAL, INEOS, ALSTOM, AREVA, PSA, and INRS.