Numerical simulation is a valuable tool for precisely imaging the internal geological structure of the planet and thus better understanding all the processes at work during major seismic events, with the target of determining operational scenarios for support of public authorities.
Numerical simulation plays a dominant role in understanding physical phenomena involved in fusion, a natural reaction occuring in the Sun as well as in the stars in the Universe and which could be the future of energy supplies on the Earth.
A more secure network
Numerical simulation is used for developing a new generation of tools enabling network operators to guarantee the secure operation of the European electricity system: it is the objective of the iTesla project led by RTE, the French transmission system operator.
Numerical simulation helps to study different technical solutions for boosting the output of hydroelectric installations.
Better identification for epilepsy
Designing innovative mathematical methods and algorithms for modelling electromagnetic phenomena and electrical propagation in complex systems has extremely concrete applications, in particular in the health field.
In the heart of the volcano
High definition simulations allow to better understand the impact on populations, ecosystems and on the climate of volcanic eruptions, that are regarded as one of the biggest sources of natural pollution.
To reproduce turbulent ﬂows involving a number of ﬂuids (liquid or gas) are of huge interest in a variety of areas of application such as nuclear power station cooling, optimisation of fuel consumption in a motor, fabrication of new materials for aeronautic and space vehicles or puriﬁcation of steel.
In the tails of the comet
Identifying the trajectory of swarms formed in the tails of comets can be of critical importance, in particular for protecting satellites orbiting the Earth or exploring Mars that could be damaged as a result of the collisions with them.
Bubbles opening the path
How can we make sure that a therapeutic molecule reaches its target unhindered? This is an important issue for the pharmaceutical industry: sometimes molecules that have been successfully tested in-vitro fail in-vivo to cross the barrier formed by the membrane of their target cells.
To reconstitute digitally the emergence of life on Earth by following, step by step, the formation of organic molecules… That was the challenge successfully accepted!