Presentation of ANR CARPEiNTER project

This project is concerned with fundamental research. It is about devising and implementing efficient numerical methods useful for the simulation, design and control of physical phenomena occurring in practical applications. The main field of interest is classical: fluid dynamics. However we aim at solving original problems rising in aeronautical, environmental and biological contexts by an innovative paradigm that is based on cartesian grids, penalisation and level sets. The use of cartesian grids contours the meshing issue in complex geometries and moreover allows extensions to higher order accuracy in a natural and simple way. Penalisation is an efficient alternative to explicitly imposing boundary conditions so that body fitted meshes can be avoided, making fluid structure interactions, multi fluid/multi physics flows and iterative shape design procedures easy to set up and simulate. Level sets describe the geometry in a non-parametric way so that geometrical and topological changes due to physics or optimisation are straight forward to follow. It is our objective to solve realistic problems, and therefore the simulation codes will be conceived in order to take advantage of massive parallelisation. This scope can be pursued more easily thanks to cartesian grids and penalisation.

- Post-doctoral positions -
Modeling icing using cartesian grids, penalisation and level sets
Modelind and optimization of fish school motion

Workshop on Numerical methods for the solution of PDEs on non-body fitted grids [more details]

First Reunion, Bordeaux nov. 5 2009
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Second Reunion, Porquerolles may. 26-27 2011
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  • Héloïse Beaugendre [ MC, Université Bordeaux 1 ]
  • Michel Bergmann [ CR, INRIA centre Bordeaux Sud Ouest ]
  • Stéphane Bonelli  [ CR, Cemagref Aix-en Pce, HdR ]
  • Charles-Henri Bruneau [ Pr, Université Bordeaux 1, HdR ]
  • Cédric Galusinski [ Pr, Université du Sud Toulon-Var, HdR ]
  • Frédéric Golay [ MC, Université du Sud Toulon-Var, HdR ]
  • Yannick Gorsse [PhD ANR-INRIA]
  • Jessica Hovnanian [PhD ANR-INRIA]
  • Angelo Iollo [ Pr, Université Bordeaux 1, HdR ]
  • Thomas Milcent [Post doc INRIA]
  • Christian Nguyen [ MC, Université du Sud Toulon-Var]
  • Pierre Seppecher [ Pr, Université du Sud Toulon-Var, HdR ]
  • Lisl Weynans [ MC, Université Bordeaux 1 ] 


INRIA (Institut national de recherche en informatique et automatique)
Laboratoire IMATH  (Institut de Mathématique de Toulon) :
Le cemagref :
, axe de recherche « Géomécanique et Erosion »

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Angelo Iollo
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