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Romain Monchaux

Enseignant-Chercheur, ENSTA-PArisTech, Unité de Mécanique

I am currently working actively on transition to turbulence in shear flows and on the behaviour of inertial particles in homogeneous turbulence. An experimental plane Couette flow set-up has been built at ENSTA to study the transition to turbulence. This work is done with Marie Couliou who has started her PhD in October 2012. Work on inertial particles is done in collaboration with Mickael Bourgoin and Alain Cartellier from LEGI (Grenoble, France) for the experimental part and in collaboration with Anne Dejoan from CIEMAT (Madrid, Spain) for the numerical part. I regularly offer training positions on both activities.

Michael Berhanu    Sébastien Aumaître   

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  • Romain Monchaux, Michaël Berhanu, Sébastien Aumaître, Arnaud Chiffaudel, François Daviaud, et al.. The von Karman Sodium experiment: Turbulent dynamical dynamos. Physics of Fluids, American Institute of Physics, 2010, 21 (3), pp.035108. ⟨10.1063/1.3085724⟩. ⟨hal-00492266⟩
  • Mickaël Bourgoin, Michaël Berhanu, Basile Gallet, Romain Monchaux, Philippe Odier, et al.. Bistability between a stationary and an oscillatory dynamo in a turbulent flow of liquid sodium. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Cambridge University Press (CUP), 2009, 641, pp.217-226. ⟨10.1017/S0022112009991996⟩. ⟨hal-00492247⟩
  • Sébastien Aumaître, Michaël Berhanu, Mickaël Bourgoin, Arnaud Chiffaudel, François Daviaud, et al.. The VKS experiment: turbulent dynamical dynamos. Comptes Rendus. Physique, Académie des sciences (Paris), 2008, 9 (7), pp.689-701. ⟨10.1016/j.crhy.2008.07.002⟩. ⟨hal-00492303⟩
  • Florent Ravelet, Michaël Berhanu, Romain Monchaux, Sébastien Aumaître, Arnaud Chiffaudel, et al.. Chaotic dynamos generated by a turbulent flow of liquid sodium. Physical Review Letters, American Physical Society, 2008, 101 (7), pp.074502. ⟨10.1103/PhysRevLett.101.074502⟩. ⟨hal-00492315⟩