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Stored heat

Energy storage, one of the major challenges within the context of the energy transition, can take a variety of forms. For heat storage , one of the solutions developed at IFPEN is based on a fixed
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Improvement of hydrodynamic models for floating wind turbines

The development of floating platforms for offshore wind turbines , to replace fixed foundations, paves the way for the harnessing of wind reserves in ultra-deep offshore zones . The potential is
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Semi-crystalline polymers: clays that are ignored?

In the energy sector, semi-crystalline polymers a are primarily used within structures located in aggressive environments, to form coatings (waterproofing, thermal or electric barriers) . These
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Wind farms – a more effective layout using modeling

The development of wind farms requires the optimal placement of wind turbines in relation to each other in order to maximize overall production. If the turbines are too close to each other, wake
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Pollutant emissions: better knowing them to fight them better

Vehicle approval certifies that the emissions of said vehicle meet the specifications imposed by existing standards. Although current regulations only concern a limited number of chemical species ,
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Ignition simulation

In order to reduce fuel consumption in gasoline engines , manufacturers are focusing their efforts on turbocharging and downsizing . However, this option leads to an increase in the knock phenomenon
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Life and death of soot: a model to control the phenomenon

Vehicle approval standards require increasingly high levels of engine performance (low fuel consumption and low emissions) over a broad working range. It is for this reason that new engine
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LES moves to rapid transients for cleaner powertrains

Gasoline direct injection engines emit soot particles during rapid transients . This still poorly understood phenomenon is taken into account during new WLTCs a , aimed at more accurately reproducing
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Observation of soot in a diesel flame

The reduction in IC engine particle emissions requires a detailed knowledge of the physicochemical processes at work during combustion . While fuels have long since been considered as a constant for
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