Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique EuHIT Partner Institution


1. Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, UMR5672, Laboratoire de Physique de l’ENS de Lyon (CNRS-a)

The Laboratoire de Physique is located within the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon. This higher education establishment prepares its students for careers in research in fundamental or applied science, for teaching at the university level, as well as working in state and local administration, public services, industry and business. Research at ENS Lyon is organized around 23 internationally renowned research laboratories in science and humanities. The Laboratoire de Physique, headed by J.-F. Pinton, has a wide spectrum of research from theoretical
and experimental physics to applications. It involves groups in soft matter, biophysics non-linear physics, hydrodynamics, signal analysis, and statistical mechanics. The groups involved in the EuHIT initiative are the non-linear physics, hydrodynamics and turbulence group and the signal
processing group – cf. http://www.ens-lyon.fr/PHYSIQUE. The Laboratoire de Physique ENS de Lyon will host the European Turbulence Conference in 2013 – it gathers over 500 scientists every other year.

Main tasks in EuHIT: the teams participate in the JRAs associated to data analysis and standardization, low temperature, Lagrangian and Eulerian instrumentation (WP21, WP23, WP24 & WP25) which provide service to all TNAs: Development of PIV-LIF analysis, resolved PIV and PTV measurements around moving particles, acoustic tracking using scattering techniques and heatflux probes. It also participates in the data assessment aimed at bridging models and numerics with experimental measurements, together with selecting data analysis tools.


2. Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, UMR 5519, LEGI Grenoble (CNRS-b)

The “Laboratoire des coulements Géophysiques et Industriels” (LEGI: Joint Research Laboratory N°5519) is a public research laboratory associated with the CNRS Institute INSIS (Sciences of Engineering and Systems), the University Joseph Fourier Grenoble 1 (UJF) and the Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble (G-INP). The LEGI has been created in 1995 to carry out fundamental and applied research in fluid mechanics. The main areas of investigation are: Structure and dynamics of turbulent flows, geophysical and environmental flows, flows with strong hydro-dynamical couplings (e.g. multiphase flows and/or micro-fluidics). The LEGI staff involves more than 180 persons, including over 70 permanent researchers and as much PhDstudents and Post-Docs.

Main Tasks in EuHIT: Two teams at LEGI do participate in EuHIT: ERES (Rotating and Stratified Flows) and EDT (Two-phase Flows and Turbulence). ERES hosts the “Coriolis rotating platform”, which is one the TNAs of EuHIT. It is dedicated to the study of turbulence with rotation or density stratification, with applications to environmental fluid mechanics. EDT is involved as a participant to JRAs associated to the development of low temperature sensors (WP21) and the implementation of Lagrangian and Eulerian instrumentation (WP25) for the TNAs.


3. Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Institut Néel Grenoble (CNRS-c)

The French CNRS is a public basic research organisation that defines its mission as producing knowledge and making it available to society. The CNRS is the major French Research Institution with 26 000 permanent staff (40% full time researchers) about 1300 laboratories, publishing more than 20 000 publications in peer reviewed journals per year. It covers all fields of science, and mainly develops science driven research. It is under the supervision of the French Ministry of Education, higher Education and Research.

The Institut Néel, with more than 400 employees, is one of 1300 laboratories within the CNRS. It is a laboratory focused on fundamental research in condensed matter physics. Situated on a unique international scientific site, Institut Néel has strong links with the Université Joseph Fourier, INP Grenoble and CEA. It benefits from unique facilities including two directly relevant to this project: The largest French helium liquefying center (access 24/7, 365 days a year) and various clean rooms including Nanofab and PTA (500 m2 - 1000 class).

Main tasks in EuHIT: The Institut Néel is a central partner in the development of cryogenic local probes (WP21) and assorted electronics (WP23) for the four cryogenic TNA (experiments HRCF, SHREK, HeJet, CCTF, GReC). This work is done in cooperation with CNRS-ENS and CEA-SBT in WP21. The Institut Néel contributes to the assessment of quality of data and models related to helium turbulence (WP24), in cooperation with the CNRS-ENS.


4. Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, UMR 8107, Laboratoire de Mécanique de Lille (CNRS-d)

Laboratoire de Mécanique de Lille (LML UMR 8107) is a joint research unit with four legal entities: CNRS, Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille, Ecole Nationale des Arts et Métiers de Lille and Ecole Centrale de Lille. CNRS represents the three other entities with regard to legal documents (four year contract binding the entities, "contrat quadriennal"). LML is a laboratory of 100 researchers in the field of Mechanics. It produces about 20 theses per year and about 150 publications and communications.

Main tasks in EuHIT: The LML provides trans-national access to the boundary layer wind tunnel which allows high resolution high-Reynolds-number experiments and is equipped with the most advanced measurement techniques (WP13). LML contributes to setting web accessible databases based on its Wallturb experience (http://lmlm6-62.univ-lille1.fr/db/) and on its knowledge of the Netcdf format.