PAUSE Program

The LOCIE laboratory is financially supported by the PAUSE programme (Collège de France).



CNRS-FAPESP international cooperation with the SISEA laboratory

This project is part of the general framework of reducing energy consumption and CO2 emissions. It aims to develop new generations of absorption machines dedicated to air treatment, allowing the use of solar energy or unused thermal waste. The technical locks are mainly located at the exchangers of these machines with reduced compactness and efficiency. The objective of the project is to develop new concepts of multifunctional exchangers using dripping films. The study will be applied to the ammonia-water couple at the SISEA laboratory of the University of Sao Paulo and to the water-lithium bromide couple at the LOCIE laboratory of the University of Chambéry. The operating conditions will have to correspond to the operating conditions of absorption machines.

Carlton University

A collaboration between LOCIE and the Canadian research team SBES (Sustainable Building Energy Systems) of Professor Ian Beausoleil-Morrison of Carleton University was initiated in 2013. Ian Beausoleil-Morrison is an internationally recognized professor for his work on interseasonal storage. He is currently the President of the international scientific association IBPSA, which brings together researchers from around the world around building simulation. The overall objective of the project is to improve the understanding and modeling of coupled heat and mass transfer in the case of sensitive energy storage in buried reservoirs, and to develop the simulation tools to study this behavior. The aim is to contribute significantly to the reduction of energy needs in buildings. A co-supervised thesis will be launched in 2013-2014.

GDR Trickling and sheared films - GDR 3373

The GDR FILMS was created in January 2010 The GDR is a grouping of research financed by the CNRS (INSIS) on the themes of runoff, liquid films flowing by gravity and/or shear by a gaseous flow and transfer. These types of flows are encountered in process engineering and/or chemical engineering, in the automotive industry, the aerospace and aeronautic transport industry (water ingestion in engines, presence of liquid films in combustion chambers, alumina deposition in Ariane V thrusters, etc.), the construction industry and the steel industry and motivate an important fundamental and applied research . The GDR brings together 23 teams (14 from INSIS laboratories, 7 from non-INSIS laboratories, 4 of which are industrial and 2 from Belgium) with expertise ranging from the physico-chemistry of interfaces to chemical engineering, including mechanics, numerical analysis, physical hydrodynamics and applied mathematics.