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Issue 54 of Science@ifpen
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SC6 - Floating wind turbines: gaining a better understanding of the behavior of steel mooring ropes

Mooring lines are essential components for the stability of offshore floating structures, such as those supporting wind turbines. They often consist of steel spiral ropes linked by a chain to the platform (also known as the “floater”). New solutions are currently being studied, in which the rope is directly connected to the floater, thereby removing the need for the chain - which has proved to be a mechanical weak point - and simplifying the connection...
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Guillaume VINAY

Research Project Manager "Multiphysics Modeling of Coupling Phenomenon", PhD research engineer in numerical fluid mechanics
Guillaume Vinay studied at ENSEIRB-MATMECA in Bordeaux before completing a PhD in Numerical Mechanics at Mines ParisTech. Graduating in 2005, he was awarded the thesis prize of the Groupe Français de
Science@ifpen - Issue 49
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Coalescence and interfacial property: from the microscopic to the macroscopic

​​​​​​​Numerous IFPEN applications, from liquid-liquid extraction for biofuel production to the flotation process for the separation of microplastics, bring into play interactions between a fluid and the large number of inclusions (bubbles, drops) it contains...
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Thibaud Chevalier

Research Engineer / Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering
Thibaud Chevalier joined IFP Energies nouvelles in 2016 as a research engineer in the Physics and Analysis department. From 2021 to 2023, he has also been Lab manager for NMR, HPMI, SAXS, XRD, SEM and
Numéro 39 de Science@ifpen
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Interactions between clay minerals and anionic surfactants

Issue 37 Science@ifpen
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Foam rheology in porous media

For processes involving gas injection, such as enhanced oil recovery (EOR a ) and CO 2 storage operations, the use of foam makes it easier to control gas mobility . Improving these processes requires
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Research engineer in Physical Chemistry of Complex Fluids
PhD from the University of Technology of Compiègne (UTC)
Qualified to supervise research (ED388)
Christine Dalmazzone holds a doctorate and and a qualification to supervise research in physico-chemistry of processes from the University of Technology of Compiègne. She joined IFP Energies nouvelles
Science@ifpen n°34
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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
Science@ifpen n°34
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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
Science@ifpen n°32
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Where aviation fuels are concerned... compromise is the name of the game

In the aviation sector, fuels derived from hydrotreated vegetable oils (HEFA a ) are seen as an alternative to petroleum based Jet A-1 b to reduce the environmental footprint of air transport