Selected articles (2015-2018)


  1. A. Castillo Castellanos, A. Sergent, and M. Rossi. “Reversal cycle in square Rayleigh-Bénard cells in turbulent regime”. In: Journal of Fluid Mechanics 808 (2016), pp. 614–639.
  2. I. Delbende, B. Piton, and M. Rossi. “Merging of two helical vortices”. In: European Journal of Mechanics - B/Fluids 49 (2015), pp. 363–372.
  3. W. Herreman, “Minimal flow perturbations that trigger kinematic dynamo in shear flows”. In: Journal of Fluid Mechanics 795 (2016), 13p.
  4. W. Herreman, C. Nore, L. Cappanera, and J.-L. Guermond. “Tayler instability in liquid metal colums and liquid metal batteries”. In: Journal of Fluid Mechanics 771.5 (2015), pp. 79–114.
  5. T. Ishida, Y. Duguet, and T. Tsukahara. “Transitional structures in annular Poiseuille flow depending on radius ratio”. In: Journal of Fluid Mechanics 794 (2016), 10p.
  6. T. Kreilos, T. Khapko, P. Schlatter, Y. Duguet, D. S. Henningson, and B. Eckhardt. “Bypass transition and spot nucleation in boundary layers”. In: Physical Review Fluids 1 (2016), 9p.
  7. L. Ma, C. Weisman, D. Baltean, I. Delbende, and L. Bauwens. “Effect of a resistive load on the starting performance of a standing wave thermoacoustic engine: A numerical study”. In: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 138.2 (2015), pp. 847–857.
  8. C. Nore, D. Castanon Quiroz, J.-L. Guermond, J. Léorat, and F. Luddens. “Numerical dynamo action in cylindrical containers”. In: European Physical Journal : Applied Physics 70.3 (2015), 11p.
  9. C. Nore, H. Zaidi, F. Bouillault, A. Bossavit, and J.-L. Guermond. “Approximation of the time-dependent induction equation with advection using Whitney elements: Application to dynamo action”. In: COMPEL: The International Journal for Computation and Mathematics in Electrical and Electronic Engineering 35.1 (2016), pp. 326–338.
  10. C. Nore, D. Castanon Quiroz, L. Cappanera, and J.-L. Guermond. “Direct numerical simulation of the axial dipolar dynamo in the Von Karman Sodium experiment”. In: Europhysics Letters 114.65002 (2016), 6p.
  11. S. Perrard, L. Deike, C.Duchene, and C.-T. Pham. “Capillary solitons on a levi- tated medium”. In: Physical Review E 92 (2015), 5p.
  12. B. Podvin, and A. Sergent. “A large-scale investigation of wind reversal in a square Rayleigh-Bénard cell”. In: Journal of Fluid Mechanics 766 (2015), pp. 172– 201.
  13. C. Selçuk, I. Delbende, and M. Rossi. “Helical vortices: Quasiequilibrium states and their time evolution”. In: Physical Review Fluids 2 (2017), 084701:1–27.
  14. J. Varela, S. Brun, B. Dubrulle, and C. Nore. “Effects of turbulence, resistivity and boundary conditions on helicoidal flow collimation: Consequences for the von Kàrmàn-Sodium dynamo experiment”. In: Physics of Plasmas 24.5 (2017), 053518:1–9.


PhD defenses (2014-2018)


  1. Garnier, C. “Modélisation nume´rique des e´coulements ouverts de convection naturelle au sein d’un canal vertical asymétriquement chauffé”. Orsay, 2014, 207p.
  2. Ma, L. “Modélisation et simulation numérique des effets non linéaires et multi-dimensionnels d’un moteur thermoacoustique: influence d’une charge résistive”. Orsay, 2014, 189p.
  3. Cadet, L. “Etude du couplage convection-rayonnement en cavité différentiellement chauffée à haut nombre de Rayleigh en ambiances habitables”. La Rochelle, 2015, 193p.
  4. Cappanera, L. “Stabilisation non linéaire des équations de la magnétohydrodynamique et applications aux écoulements multiphasiques”. Orsay, France, 2015, 158p.
  5. Oteski, L. “Transition vers le chaos en convection naturelle confinée : descriptions lagrangienne et eule´rienne”. Orsay, 2015, 161p.
  6. Selcuk, C. “Numerical study of helical vortices and their instabilities”. Orsay, France, 2016, 200p.
  7. Castillo Castellanos, A. A. “Turbulent convection in Rayleigh-Bénard cells with modified boundary conditions”. Paris, 2017, 251p.
  8. Acharya Neelavara, S. “Numerical study of transition to turbulence in plane Poiseuille flow in physical space and state space”. Orsay, France, 2018, 123p.
  9. Saikali, E. “Numerical modelling of an air-helium buoyant jet in a two vented enclosure”. INSTN - CEA Saclay, 2018, 268p.
  10. Yang, W. “Experimental and numerical investigations of rotating flows with deformable free surface”. Orsay, France, 2018, 165p.


HDR defenses (Habilitation à Diriger les Recherches) 2014-2018


  1. Sergent, A. “Numerical modelling of natural convection in confined domain”. Orsay, 2015, 66p.
  2. Martin Witkowski, L. “Instabilités des écoulements tournants en géométrie cylindrique”. Orsay, France, 2017, 167p.


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