LHEEA - News & events

  • CFM 2022 (French Mechanics Congress) in Nantes
    August 29, 2022 - September 2, 2022
    CFM (French Mechanics Congress) brings together the French and French-speaking community in the field of mechanics under the aegis of the Association Française de Mécanique (AFM). The 2022 edition will be hosted in Nantes, from 29 August to 2 September. It is organised by Centrale Nantes, the CNRS, alongside Nantes University, the University of La Rochelle and the École Navale.
  • A LHEEA article on fluid-structure interactions receives the Best Paper 2022 award from 'Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements'
    July 21, 2022
    The journal 'Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements' established its Best Paper Award in 2018 as an annual award for articles with the most scientific impact in the three preceding years. The journal itself has an impact factor of 3.3, having climbed steadily in recent years. The article's lead author, PengNan Sun, spent 2 years as a Post-Doc at the LHEEA between 2018 and 2020.
  • An insight into one of the numerical simulation methods used in the LHEEA Laboratory to optimise ship performance
    July 18, 2022
    Jeroen Wackers, a research engineer in the METHRIC team, works on the simulation of maritime flows using the automatic mesh refinement method. These simulations provide an understanding into the interactions between a ship and its environment in real conditions in order to optimise the energy performance of ships.
  • Rogue waves generated in the towing tank - article published in Physical Review Fluids
    July 11, 2022
    Rogue waves are very high ocean waves, compared to their immediate neighbours, which can form on both calm and rough seas. This sudden and unpredictable phenomenon may be rare, but it needs to be studied because of its danger to sea users. These rogue waves are the subject of joint collaboration between researchers from Centrale Nantes - via the LHEEA - the CNRS and the universities of Paris and Lille as part of the ANR DYSTURB project.
  • Meet our Researchers: Vincent Leroy
    June 30, 2022
    Meet the people behind the research at Centrale Nantes in our series of video interviews. In this edition we meet assistant professor Vincent Leroy in the LHEEA Laboratory - a young researcher working on offshore wind.
  • European project LiftWEC: an innovative wave energy system tested in the Centrale Nantes ocean tanks
    June 16, 2022
    The LiftWEC European project aims to develop a novel and commercially attractive wave energy converter whose working principle is based on the hydrodynamic lift of rotating hydrofoils around a horizontal axis. Discover the whole project and the series of tests carried out in the LHEEA Ocean Tank on the Centrale Nantes campus in 2021.
  • Side Event at Seanergy: "Pays de la Loire, our regional players involved in European research and innovation"
    June 15, 2022
    As part of Centrale Nantes' participation in Seanergy 2022, join us on June 15 at 5:30 p.m. at the Pavillon des Pays de la Loire (Stand EF1 Hall 2).
  • Meet us at Seanergy 2022, from 15 to 17 June!
    June 15, 2022 - June 17, 2022
    Centrale Nantes will be present at Seanergy, the Marine Renewable Energy (MRE) event from June 15 to 17 in Le Havre.
  • Conference on "Communicating Sensors for Ocean Engineering" in Nantes
    June 3, 2022
    This conference is being held as part of the "Journées Scientifiques" of Nantes University on Friday 03 June 2022 at the Cité des Congrès in Nantes.
  • Update on the Centrale Nantes/Stellantis R&D programme
    June 3, 2022
    Centrale Nantes and Stellantis (formerly PSA Groupe) have been working together since 2018 on an R&D programme focusing on digital simulation for powertrain design. A budget of €4M was specifically allocated to digital simulation for powertrain design with a view to bringing low-emission vehicles to market faster. Read on for a programme update.
  • First evacuation exercise by helicopter on a wind turbine in France
    June 1, 2022
    On 24 March 2022, a first-ever evacuation exercise by helicopter from a floating wind turbine (FLOATGEN) took place on the SEM-REV offshore test site in France. This exercise in real conditions required cooperation between CROSS Etel, the Sécurité Civile, the SNSM, BW Ideol and Centrale Nantes.
  • 1st series of tests in the Centrale Nantes towing tank for the WASANO project
    May 18, 2022
    One of the major challenges in the maritime field today is to take extreme sea conditions into account when designing marine structures. The WASANO project, which brings together 10 international universities and 3 companies, is addressing these issues through several disciplines. Read on to learn more about the first series of tests carried out in March in the Centrale Nantes towing tank.
  • Update on the MANN+HUMMEL Chair
    May 9, 2022
    A long-term working relationship between Mann+Hummel and Centrale Nantes, via the LHEEA, began over 13 years ago with several collaborative projects. These joint research activities led to the creation of two chairs led by David Chalet. The first between 2014 and 2018 was on "Innovative intake manifolds and thermal management". A new chair is underway, until 2023, on a different topic: "Filtration systems: fluid dynamics and reduced energy consumption". Read on for an update on this chair!
  • Update on the MAN ENERGY SOLUTIONS Chair
    April 29, 2022
    Maritime transport is currently experiencing rapid growth and it is also the most efficient form of transport in terms of GHG emissions (gCO2/Tonne/km). Centrale Nantes, via the LHEEA, and MAN Energy Solutions have been working together on this subject since 2018, as part of an industrial chair on the gradual decarbonisation of marine propulsion and electricity production. Read on for an update on this chair.
  • Enedis undertaking major connection work for SEM-REV
    April 13, 2022
    Enedis has already connected more than 536,000 renewable energy installations in the Pays de la Loire region and is committed to playing an active role in renewable energy development across France. The power grid operator has thus responded positively to the requested increase in power capacity on Centrale Nantes' offshore test site, SEM-REV.
  • PhD Defense - Paolo PERALI - ED SPI
    April 8, 2022
    Numerical and experimental study of flows around a flexible hydrofoil, including cavitating conditions
  • PhD Defense - Thomas GILORMINI- ED SPI
    April 8, 2022
    Development of an automotive testing methodology combining real-time models and engine testbench (HIL approach)
  • Postdoctoral position available in the LHEEA on "full-scale experimental validation of realtime deterministic wave prediction applied to floating wind turbines"
    April 7, 2022
    Centrale Nantes has a new postdoctoral position available within the framework of the EU H2020 FLOATECH project. The overall objective of this project is to increase the technical maturity and the cost competitiveness of floating offshore wind energy. Among the different specific objectives, readiness of a real-time prediction of the wave field from a set of measurements and feeding the wind turbine controller is thought to be improved. Find here the complete offer and the application procedure.
  • THeoREM's test facilities among the most requested in the MaRINET2 Transnational Access program
    April 5, 2022
    With 295 applications received, 170 projects selected and the funding of more than 600 weeks of access to the MaRINET2 consortium's test facilities, the outcomes of the MaRINET2 Transnational Access program are extremely positive. This transnational program is a major component of the MaRINET2 project (H2020-INFRAIA, 2017-2021) aimed at accelerating the development and deployment of Marine Renewable Energy (MRE) technologies.
  • SEM-REV 2.0 kicks off
    April 5, 2022
    Work began offshore ten years ago on installing the export cable, thereby making SEM-REV - Centrale Nantes' offshore test site - a reality. Since then the site has certainly lived up to its initial promise.
  • Analysis of 10 years of SEM-REV metocean data made public
    March 30, 2022
    The SEM-REV offshore test site is tasked with meeting the R&D challenges of Marine Renewable Energy technologies. To this end, measurements have been made on the offshore site since 2009. SEM-REV has just published a report summarising the meteorological and oceanic data from the site, located off the coast of Le Croisic.
  • PIAFF&CO: Project launched to monitor birds and bats around offshore wind farms
    March 22, 2022
    Offshore wind environmental monitoring and impact studies are an important component of the research conducted at the SEM-REV offshore test site. The PIAFF&CO project will improve knowledge of flying fauna - birds and bats - in the vicinity of offshore wind farms. The project is run by Centrale Nantes in conjunction with the Centre d'Écologie et des Sciences de la Conservation du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, the St Nazaire offshore wind farm and BW Ideol.
  • Very high attendance at the RESOURCECODE Marine Data Toolbox webinar
    March 11, 2022
    The webinar presenting the "RESOURCECODE Marine Data Toolbox" and the associated sea state hindcast, organized on Thursday, March 10, 2022 by Ifremer and the project partners, was a great success with the participation of more than a hundred listeners from the research community and industry.
  • Webinar: RESOURCECODE Marine Data Toolbox
    March 10, 2022
    After a little more than two years of development, Ifremer, Centrale Nantes and the partners of the RESOURCECODE project (Ocean energy Era-Net Cofund project) are launching the "RESOURCECODE Marine Data Toolbox". A presentation webinar will be held on 10 March 2022 from 11:00 to 12:30 (CET) [10AM - 11.30AM GMT].
  • The National Roadmap for Research Infrastructures 2021 established by the MESRI was published on March 8, 2022.
    March 8, 2022
    The French Ministry for Higher Education, Research and Innovation (MESRI) announced on 21 October 2021 the inclusion of THeoREM on the 2021 National Roadmap for Research Infrastructures. This roadmap was published on 08 March 2022.
  • Christelle Morançais, President of the Pays de la Loire region, visits campus
    February 8, 2022
    Christelle Morançais, President of the Pays de la Loire Region, visited Centrale Nantes on 8 February and was welcomed on campus by school Director Jean-Baptiste Avrillier to discuss, in particular, energy transition, engineering for health and entrepreneurship.
  • "Nuit Blanche des Chercheurs" in Nantes
    January 27, 2022
    Nantes University and Stereolux are joining forces for the 6th consecutive year for the "Nuit Blanche des Chercheurs". This evening event on 27 January, from 6pm onwards, is designed for the public to come and meet researchers. With a broad programme for all tastes, everyone can take part.
  • Phd Defense - Georges EL HAJJ - ED SPI
    January 13, 2022
    Caractérisation expérimentale et modélisation phénoménologique de l'apparition du cliquetis dans les moteurs à allumage commandé suralimentés
    (experimental characterization and phenomenological modeling of knock occurrence in turbocharged spark-ignition engines)

Published on March 29, 2017 Updated on January 13, 2022