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LHEEA - Research Laboratory in Hydrodynamics, Energetics and atmospheric environment

Published on November 16, 2009 Updated on January 28, 2016
Hydrodynamics and Ocean Engineering Computational Fluid Dynamics Dynamics of Inhabited Atmosphere Internal Combustion Engines
DIRECTOR: Pierre FERRANT
Ecole Centrale de Nantes
1 rue de la Noë
BP 92101
44115 Nantes Cedex 3 -
FRANCE
Tel: 33 240 371 600
Direction.LHEEA@ec-nantes.fr


4 RESEARCH TEAMS
These teams have an important autonomy concerning internal scientific politics and, even more, concerning research projects and their financing.

STAFF
60 persons of which 35 are permanent staff : researchers, technical and administrative staff, Ministery of Education or CNRS,
10 researchers under contracts and 15 PhD students.

EQUIPMENTS
The experimental facilities of the laboratory are unique in the field of academic research in France.
A towing tank of 148 m  long, 5 m wide and 3 m depth, with a carriage allowing to tow models up to 8 m/s. A wave maker allows to create front waves up to 0.6 m height.A wave tank of 50 m length, 30 m wide and 5 m depth, with a central pit of 5 m on 5 m on 5 m. A multiflap wavemaker with 48 independant flaps allows to create multidirectionnal waves of  1 m height.A 26 m long wind tunnel with a measurement section of 2 m on 2 m used to make PIV measurement for the study of lower urban atmosphere.4 test-stands for internal combustion engines allowing to test engines from 70 to 400 k (test-stand of 70, 130,150 and 400 kW).

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Published on November 16, 2009 Updated on January 28, 2016