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Issue 36 of Science@ifpen
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CFD and 3D are causing a stir in the world of reactors

In order to develop and test new processes for the production of responsible fuels or bio-based chemical intermediates, complex and miniature reactors for IFPEN pilot units have been developed and
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Power in unity: a new approach to simulate complex flows

THESIS BY MOHAMED ESSADKI
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In silico design: digital materials here we come!

Proposing innovative technological products often requires recourse to simulation approaches in order to boost our capacity to evaluate original concepts. This is particularly true in the field of
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Optimizing the electric cable of a floating wind turbine

Floating wind turbine technologies , such as those co-developed by SBM and IFPEN a , are designed to optimize the recovery of offshore wind energy . Optimization solutions are currently being sought
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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