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Special issue: Applied Mechanics

Laurent CangemiManaging the energy transition requires the industrial roll-out of new technologies to harness renewable, low-carbon resources. For instance, offshore floating platforms for wind turbines raise new scientific and technical challenges, due to extreme operating conditions. 

The sustainable exploitation of these energy resources, in a highly competitive environment, requires the combined implementation of expertise and innovative solutions founded on high-quality scientific research. This requirement is also relevant to IFPEN’s long-standing fields, which have to address cost and environmental impact issues.

With this in mind, Applied Mechanics researchers are working to build on their knowledge — particularly in offshore oil and gas production — through scientific challenges whose resolution combines experimentation (including large-scale), modeling and numerical simulation in a number of fields: complex flows, hydrodynamics, aerodynamics, fluid structure couplings, non-linear behavior of materials and structures.

In this issue, we look at examples of progress made in the field of computational mechanics serving new energy technologies.

We hope that you enjoy this issue.

Laurent Cangémi, Deputy Scientific Director, Applied Physical Chemistry and Mechanics Division

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