DAUC-Projects and partnerships

Ongoing collaborative projects

ANR URBANTURB (2015-2018)

Analysis of the dynamical coupling between the URBAN canopy and the TURBulent atmospheric surface layer.

Principal Investigator: LHEEA
Partners: LML

ANR SMARTEOLE (2015-2019)

Principal Investigator: LHEEA
Partners: IFPEN (IFP Energies nouvelles), LAAS (Laboratoire d'Analyse et d'Architecture des Systèmes), LHEEA, Engie Green, UPWIND SAS

CIFRE (2017-2020)

Characterisation of the aerodynamics of a sensor (e-penon) for the analysis and control of the turbulent flow over an aerodynamic surface

Funder: Entreprise Meragitée (ocean racing stable of Michel DESJOYEAUX) ;
Partners: CSTB

ASAPe - AAP WEAMEC (2018-2020)

The wind upstream of the wind turbine rotor is highly unsteady and inhomogeneous (misalignment of the rotor in the wind, turbulence of the atmosphere, gust … etc) while blade are increasingly longer. Using Add-ons (systems installed a posteriori) on the blade for a dynamic adaptation of the aerodynamics to prevent load fluctuations is foreseen to be a significant improvement to increase wind turbine lifetime.

This project will be realized with the equipment acquired as part of the ROTOR-OPTIM project.

Funder: WEAMEC
Partners: CSTB, MerAgitée

Research contract (2017-2019)

Assessment of thermal stability - Evaluation de la stabilité thermique de l’atmosphère à partir de données terrain et de ré-analyse

Funder : ENERCON


Increasing the life of wind turbines is one of the major areas of investigation faced by wind farm operators. A cause of premature aging often put forward is the accumulation of loads imposed by the strong shears upstream of the rotor due to a malfunction of the wind turbine or the atmosphere in which it operates. In order to limit the influence of these disturbances on the wind turbine, one of the solutions envisaged today is what is called "retroffiting" or the integration of adjustment systems commonly known as "add-ons". This involves modifying the aerodynamic surface of the blade a posteriori in order to improve its performances. This project concerns the equipment needed to build a "smart” add-on and the system necessary to characterize its behavior in a wind tunnel.

This project is a continuation of the collaboration between the DAUC team of LHEEA, CSTB and MerAgitée, initiated within the framework of the CIFRE thesis on improving the signal understanding of sensors developed by MerAgitée (E-penon) in Interaction with the aerodynamics of a blade section.

Recent collaborative projects

Pays de la Loire Region  URBIO (2013-2016)

Urban biodiversity : toward an integrated approach of the eco-systemic services in urban areas

Coordinator: AgroCampus Ouest (Angers)
Partners: ESA, ONIRIS, IRSTV (CRENAU/Ensan, LHEEA/Centrale Nantes)

ADEME EVA (2013-2016)

Water, vegetation, albedo : quantitative evaluation of the impact over the micro-climate, building energy consumption and exterior and interior comfort

Coordinator: IRSTV
Partners: CRENAU/Ensan, LaSIE/ULR, LHEEA/Centrale Nantes, Veolia

ADEME TIPEE (2013-2016)

Technological and Innovative Platform for Environmental Efficiency

Coordinator: IRSTV

ANR VEGDUD (2010-2014)

Role of vegetation in the sustainable urban planning : study based on climatology, hydrology, energy management and ambiances 

Coordinator: IRSTV

Région des Pays de la Loire EM2PAU (2008-2012)

Influence of micro-meteorology effect on the acoustic propagation within urban terrain

Coordinator: IFSTTAR
Partners: LAUM, LHEEA/Centrale Nantes

Academic Partners:

> Being among the founding members of the Research Institute for Sciences and Techniques of the City (IRSTV FR 2488), the DAUC group has strong partnerships with national labs and institutes:
  • CRENAU (Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Nantes)
  • CSTB
  • LaSIE (Université de La Rochelle)
  • IFSTTAR (LAE - Laboratoire d’acoustique environnementale et EE-Eau et Environnement)
  • AgroCampus Ouest (Angers)
  • IRSN (Laboratoire de Radioécologie, Octeville)
> The group also have collaborations with:
  • CNRM/MétéoFrance
  • EPHYSE (INRA, Bordeaux)
  • LAAS (Laboratoire d'Analyse et d'Architecture des Systèmes)
  • PRISME(Laboratoire Pluridisciplinaire de Recherche en Ingénierie des Systèmes et Mécanique Energétique)
> Main international partners:
  • CESAM, Department of Environment and Planning, University of Aveiro, Portugal CESAM, Department of Environment and Planning, University of Aveiro, Portugal   
  • Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO), Pays Bas
  • Department of Mechanical & Materials Engineering, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada
  • CEID, School of Engineering Science, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Lappeenranta, Finland
  • Université de Tel Aviv, Israël
Published on March 27, 2017 Updated on December 7, 2018