H2i Research group - Hydrodynamics, Interfaces and Interactions

H2i - Hydrodynamique, Interfaces et Interactions


Head: David LE TOUZE

Research field

The H2I research group studies complex hydrodynamic flows in interaction with marine structures.

Its research can be applied to problems in marine engineering (naval, offshore, MRE) and to the performance and safety of marine structures. The group also works on experimental and numerical modeling of the dynamic behavior of marine structures and systems (ships, wind and hydroelectric platforms, submarines, sailboats, etc.) under the effect of external (waves, wind, current etc) or internal forces (Safran, mobile attachments etc).

The research of the H2I team is carried out using numerical and experimental methods.

H2i is also in the working alongside Bureau Veritas, a world leader in testing, inspection and certification services for shipping and offshore structures, through an international research chair in Hydrodynamics and Marine Structures. The aim of this chair is to increase safety and improve the performance of ships in the future.

Research topics

  • Wave / rigid structure interactions for the safety and performance of conventional marine structures and operations and the design of new marine structures
  • Complex interface flows
  • Hydroelasticity
  • Flows around rotating machines, wind and tidal turbines
Published on March 19, 2017 Updated on March 15, 2018