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Stages & Thèses

Instabilités Thermo-Convectives et Systèmes Dynamiques

Direction : Marc Medale

Publications de l'équipe ICSD



  • J. Chauchat and M. Medale, A three-dimensional numerical model for dense granular ows based on the µ(I) rheology, Journal of Computational Physics, Vol. 256, pp. 696–712, (2014).
  • Z. Haddad, C. Abid, H.F. Oztop and A. Mataoui, A review on how researchers prepare their nanofluids, International Journal of Thermal Sciences, Volume 76, pp. 168-189 (2014).


  • A.C. Mintsa Do Ango, Marc Medale and C. Abid, Optimization of the design of a polymer flat plate solar collector, Solar Energy, vol. 87, pp. 64-75, (2013).
  • B. Cochelin and M. Medale, Power series analysis as a major breakthrough to improve the efficiency of Asymptotic Numerical Method in the vicinity of bifurcations, Journal of Computational Physics, Vol. 236, pp. 594-607, (2013).
  • P. Aussillous, J. Chauchat, M. Paihla, M. Medale and E. Guazzelli. Investigation of the mobile granular layer in bedload transport by laminar shearing flows, J. Fluid Mech., vol. 736, pp. 594-615, 2013.   Metzger B., Rahli O., & Yin X. Heat transfer across sheared suspensions: role of the shear-induced diffusion, 724 527-552, J. Fluid Mech. (2013).
  • Metzger B., Pham P. & Buler J. E., Irreversibility and chaos: Role of lubrication interactions in sheared suspen- sions, Phys. Rev. E, 00 002300 (2013).
  • T. Miller, P. Rognon, B. Metzger and I. Einav, 2013 Eddy Viscosity in Dense Granular Flows Phys. Rev Letter 111, 058002 (2013)
  • D. Griffani, P. Rognon, B. Metzger, and I. Einav, How rotational vortices enhance transfers, Physics of Fluids 25, 093301 (2013)
  • P. Guillemant, C. Abid, M. Medale, “Characterizing the transition from classical to quantum as an irreversible loss of physical information”, Arxiv 1311:5349 [Quantum Physics], (2013)


  • F.Z. Ferahta, S. Bougoul, M. Medale and C. Abid, Influence of the Air Gap Layer Thickness on Heat Transfer Between the Glass Cover and the Absorber of a Solar Collector, Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing, Vol. 8, No. 3, pp. 339-352, (2012).
  • R. Nicollas, J. Vicente, D. Brutin, J. Giordano, M. Medale, A. Giovanni, M. Ouaknine, J.-M. Triglia, The Very First Cry: A Multidisciplinary Approach Toward a Model, Annals of Otolology, Rhinology and Laryngology, Vol. 121, pp. 821-826, (2012).
  • Metzger B. and Butler J. E. Clouds of particles in a periodic shear flow, Phys. Fluids, 24 021703 (2012).


  • Amraqui S., Mezhrab A. and Abid C. , "Computation of coupled surface radiation and natural convection in an inclined "T" form cavity", Energy Conversion and Management , Vol. 52, pp. 1165-1174 , (2011)
  • F. Koffi, C. Abid, M. Medale, F. Papini: Mixed convection flow in a horizontal rectangular channel submitted to a horizontal thermal gradient, Heat Mass Transfer, Vol. 47, pp. 1251-1260 (2011).
  • X. Nicolas, M. Medale, S. Glockner and S. Gounand, Benchmark Solution for a Three-Dimensional Mixed-Convection Flow, Part 1: Reference Solutions, Numerical Heat Transfer, Part B: Fundamentals, Vol. 60:5, pp. 325-345 (2011).
  • X. Nicolas, S. Gounand, M. Medale and S. Glockner, Benchmark solution for a three-dimensional mixed convection flow, Part 2: Analysis of Richardson Extrapolation in the Presence of a Singularity, Numerical Heat Transfer, Part B: Fundamentals, Vol. 60:5, pp. 346-369 (2011).
  • F.Z. Ferahta, S. Bougoul, D. Ababsa and C. Abid, “Numerical study of the convection in the air gap of a solar collector”, Energy Procedia, Volume 6, pp. 177-185 (2011).
  • S. Amraqui, A. Mezhrab and C. Abid, “Combined natural convection and surface radiation in solar collector equipped with partitions”, Applied Solar Energy, Volume 47, N°1, pp. 36-47 (2011)
  • Franceschini E., Metzger B., and Cloutier G. Forward problem study of an effective medium model for ultrasound blood (2011).


  • Mezhrab A., Amraqui S. and Abid C. , "Modelling of combined surface radiation and natural convection in a vented “T” form cavity", International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow, Vol. 31, pp. 83-92, (2010)
  • J. Chauchat and M. Medale: A three-dimensional numerical model for incompressible two-phase flow of a granular bed submitted to a laminar shearing flow, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, Vol. 199, pp. 439-449 (2010).
  • Metzger B. & Buler J. E. Irreversibility and chaos: Role of long-range hydrodynamic interactions in sheared suspensions, Phys. Rev. E, 82 051406 (2010).
  • Kulkarni S. D., Metzger B. & Morris J. F. Particle-pressure-induced self-filtration in concentrated suspensions, Phys. Rev. E, 82 010402 (2010)
  • J. Park, Metzger B., Guazzelli E ́., & Butler J. E. A cloud of rigid fibres sedimenting in a viscous fluid, 648 351-362, J. Fluid Mech. (2010).


  • Déforêt M., Duplat J., Vandenberghe N., Villermaux E., "Random search : Collection kinetics of Paramecia into a trap embedded in a closed domain",  accepté American Journal of Physics, 2009.
  • Nicollas R., Giordano J., Garrel R., Medale M., Caminat P., Giovanni A., Ouaknine M. and Triglia J. , "Validation of the newborn larynx modeling with aerodynamical experimental data", Medical Engineering & Physics, Vol 31, pp. 547-552, 2009.
  • Peysson Y., Ouriemi M., Medale M., Aussillous P. and Guazzelli E., "Threshold for sediment erosion in pipe flow", International Journal of Multiphase Flow, Vol 35, pp. 597-600, 2009.
  • Medale M. and Cochelin B., "A parallel-computer implementation of the Asymptotic Numerical Method to study thermal convection instabilities", Journal of Computational Physics, Vol 228, pp. 8249-8262, 2009.
  • Chauchat J. and Medale M, "A 3D numerical model for incompressible two-phase flow of a granular bed submitted to a laminar shearing flow", Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, in press doi 10.1016/j.cma.2009.07.007, 2009.
  • Serret D., Guignard S., Tadrist L., "Contact Angle Analysis for a Quasi-2D Growing Vapour Bubble",  Microgravity Science and Technology, Vol. 21 , Issue 1, Page 101, 2009.


  • Abid C., Koffi F., Medale M., Papini F., "Application of the wavelet transform for a channel flow in a mixed convection phenomenon", Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 44, pp. 1263-1269, 2008
  • Benderradji A., Haddad A., Taher R., Médale M., Abid C., Papini F., "Characterization of fluid flow patterns and heat transfer in horizontal channel mixed convection", Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 44, pp. 1465-1476, 2008
  • Duplat J., Villermaux E., "Mixing by random stirring in confined mixtures" J. Fluid Mech., 617, 2008
  • Medale M., Xhaard C. and Fabbro R., "An axi-symmetric thermo-hydraulic numerical model to better understand spot laser welding",  REMN, Vol 335, pp. 795-806, 2008


  • Antkowiak A., Bremond N., Duplat J., le Dizès S., Villermaux E. “Cavity Jets”, Phys. of Fluids. Gallery of Fluid Motion, Vol. 19, N° 9, 2007
  • Jami M., Amraqui S., Mezhrab A., Abid C. « Numerical study of natural convection in a cavity of high aspect ratio by using the lattice Boltzmann method », International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, Vol. 73, N° 12, pp. 1727-1738, 2007
  • Medale M., Xhaard C., Fabbro R. « A thermo-hydraulic numerical model to study spot laser welding », C. R. Mécanique Vol. 335, pp. 280-286, 2007
  • Rahal S., Cerisier P., Abid C. « Transition to chaos via the quasi-periodicity and characterization of attractors in confined Bénard-Marangoni convection », Eur. Phys. J. B, Vol. 59, pp.509-518, 2007
  • Ouriemi M., Aussillous P., Medale M., Peysson Y. and Guazzelli E. « Determination of critical Shields number for particle erosion in laminar flow », Physics of Fluids, Vol 6, 6, 2007
  • Medale M. « Modélisation et simulation numériques d’instabilités thermo-convectives", Modélisation Numérique, Défis et Perspective, Hermès-Science-Lavoisiser, Chapitre 3, pp. 123-152, 2007.


  • C. Abid, M. Médale, F. Papini and P. Cerisier, “Mixed convection in a horizontal rectangular duct heated from below”,  Int. Journal of Low Carbon Technologies, vol. 1, N° 3, pp. 236-244,  2006.
  • A. Mezhrab, M. Jami, C. Abid, M. Bouzidi and P. Lallemand “Lattice-Boltzmann modelling of natural convection in an inclined square enclosure with partitions attached to its cold wall” Int. Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow, Vol. 27, pp. 456-465, 2006.
  • A. Mezhrab, H. Bouali, H. Amaoui and C. Abid “Natural convection-radiation cooling of a vertical divided vented channel” Int. J. of Computational Methods, vol. 23, N° 7, pp. 818-839, 2006.
  • Villermaux E., Duplat J., "Coarse Grained Scale of Turbulent Mixtures", Phys. Rev. Lett., Vol. 97, N° 14, 144506.1-144506.4, 2006
  • Nicollas R., Giordano J., Perrier P., Burtschell Y., Medale M., Giovanni A., Triglia J.M. and Ouaknineb M."Modelling sound production from an aerodynamical model of the human newborn larynx" Biomedical Signal Processing and Control, Vol. 1, N° 3, pp. 102-106 2006


  • J. Giordano, G. Jourdan, Y. Burtschell, M. Medale, D. Zeitoun, L. Houas: Shock wave impacts on deforming panel: an application of fluid-structure interaction. Shock Waves, Vol. 14, pp. 103-110, (2005).
  • P. Guillemant, C. Abid et M. Rey “ La dimension d’activation de l’EEG: une approche robuste et pertinente de la dynamique cérébrale au moyen d’un algorithme de calcul en temps réel” Traitement du Signal, Vol.22, N°1, 2005.
  • C. Bonnefoi, C. Abid and F. Papini “Thermoconvective instabilities in an open flow” Journal of Physics: Conference Series, N°7, 2005.
  • Mezhrab, H. Bouali and C. Abid “Modeling of combined radiative and convective heat transfer in an enclosure with a heat generating conducting body” Int. Journal of Computational Methods: Vol.2, 2005.


  • C. Bonnefoi, C. Abid, M. Medale and F. Papini: Poiseuille-Bénard instability in a horizontal rectangular duct water flow, Int. J. Therm. Sci., 43, pp. 791-796 (2004).
  • M. Medale, S. Rabier and C. Xhaard: A Thermo-Hydraulic Numerical Model for High Energy Welding Processes, Revue Européenne des Eléments finis, 13, pp. 207-229 (2004).
  • E. Villermaux, Ph. Marmottant and J. Duplat, "Ligamented-Mediated Spray Formation", Phys. Rev. Lett. 92 (7) (2004).
  • J. Giordano, Y. Burtschell, M. Medale, P. Perrier: Numerical study of fluid-structure interaction in supersonic regimes: Flat panel movement in a supersonic fluid flow. Revue Européenne des éléments finis, Vol 13, pp. 811-830, (2004).


  • S. Rabier and M. Medale: Computation of free surface flows with a projection FEM in a moving mesh framework, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, vol 192, pp. 4703-4721 (2003).
  • E. Villermaux and J. Duplat, "Mixing as an aggregation process", Phys. Rev. Lett. 91 (2003)


  • M. Medale and P. Cerisier: Numerical Simulation of Bénard-Marangoni Convection in small aspect ratio containers, Num. Heat Transf. A, 42, pp. 55-72 (2002)
  • C. Abid, R. Martin and F. Papini “Thermal instabilities in a horizontal cylindrical duct: a physical approach” International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol.45, 2002.
  • E. Villermaux and J. Duplat "Mixture's Route to Uniformity by a Coalescence Process", Physic of Fluids. Gallery of Fluid Motion 14 (9) S5 (2002).


  • Shepherd, T. Haste, N. Kourti, F. Oriolo, M. Leonardi, J. Knorr, S. Kretschmer, M. Umbreit, B. Adroguer, P. Hofmann, A. Miassoedov, V. Noack, M. Steinbruck, C. Homann, H. Plitz, M. Veshchunov, M. Jaeger, M. Medale, B. Turland, R. Hiles, G. Bandini, S. Ederli, T. Liennemann, M. Koch, H. Unger, K. Muller and J. Fernandez: Investigation of core degradation (COBE), Nuclear Engineering and Design, 209, pp. 107-116 (2001).


  • M. Medale, M. Jaeger and A. Kaiss: Finite element analysis of the action of buoyancy-induced and thermocapillary flow on the melting of tin in a 2D square cavity, Comp. Ass. Mech. Eng. Sci., 7, N°3, pp. 307-320 (2000).
  • C. Abid, C. Barberi-Moine and F. Papini "Application of the wavelet transform in the laminar turbulent transition for a flow in a mixed convection phenomenon", European Physical Journal B, 13, 2000.
  • J. Neises, Y. Delannoy, M. Medale, G. Laschet, M. Stemmler and G. Fontaine: Modeling of free surfaces in casting processes, Notes on Numerical Fluid Mechanics, Numerical flow simulations II, ed. E. H. Hirschel, 75, pp. 116-126 (2000).


  • P. Arlabosse, N. Lock, M. Medale and M. Jaeger: Numerical investigation of the thermocapillary flow around a bubble Phys. Fluids, 11, pp. 18-29 (1999).
  • Bertrand, B. Binet, H. Combeau, S. Couturier, Y. Delannoy, D. Gobin, M. Lacroix, P. Le Quere, M. Medale, J. Mencinger, H. Sadat, G. Veira : Melting driven by natural convection. A comparison exercise, Int. J. of Therm. Sci., 38, pp. 5-26 , (1999).
  • M. Medale and M. Jaeger: Modélisation par éléments finis d’écoulements à surface libre avec changement de phase solide-liquide, Int. J. Therm. Sci., 38, pp. 267-276 (1999).
  • Jaeger, M. Carin, M. Medale and G. Tryggvason: The osmotique migration of cells in a solute gradient, Biophysical J., 77, pp. 1257-1267 (1999).


  • P. J. Cerisier, M. Jaeger, M. Medale and S. Rahal: Mechanical coupling of convective rolls in a rectangular box, J. Heat Transf., 120, pp. 1008-1018 (1998).
  • N. Lock, M. Jaeger, M. Medale and R. Occelli: Local mesh adaptation technique for front tracking problems, Int. J. Num. Meth. Fluids. 28, pp. 719-736 (1998).


  • M. Medale and M. Jaeger : Numerical simulation of incompressible flows with moving interfaces,Int. J. Num. Meth. Fluids, 24, pp. 615-638 (1997).
  • C. Abid et F. Papini "Potentialité d'instabilités dans un système thermique comportant deux températures de référence" Int. Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol.40, N°8, 1997.
  • C. Abid et F. Papini "Développement d'instabilités thermiques dans un écoulement horizontal en convection mixte : le point de vue de Lagrange" International Journal of Thermal Science, Vol.40, N°8, 1997.
  • C. Abid and F. Papini "Thermal instabilities in a mixed convection phenomenon : a non linear dynamics" Physical Review. E, Vol.56, N°6, 1997.


  • M. Jaeger, M. Medale and A. Randriamanpianina : Numerical modelling of buoyancy-driven flows in a rotating cylindrical cavity : comparison of a finite element model with a spectral model, Num. Heat Transf. A, 30, pp. 779-798 (1996).


  • C. Abid, F. Papini et A. Ropke "Turbulence et chaos dans un conduit horizontal soumis à un phénomène de convection mixte" International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol.38, N°2, 1995.


  • C. Abid, F. Papini, A. Ropke et D. Veyret " Etude de la convection mixte dans un conduit cylindrique. Approches analytique / numérique et détermination expérimentale de la température de paroi par thermographie infrarouge " International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol.37, No1, 1994.
  • C. Abid "Etudes des instabilités thermiques dans un écoulement ouvert horizontal, soumis à un phénomène de convection mixte " Annales de Physique Fr. 19, 1994.


  • C. Abid, F. Papini et A. Ropke "L'intermittence spatio-temporelle d'un écoulement cylindrique dans un conduit horizontal : détermination du champ de température externe par thermographie infrarouge et étude de comportement", Journal de Physique III France 3, 1993.


  • G. Dhatt, D.M. Gao, M. Medale, R. Song : Remplissage et solidification par éléments finis, Revue Européenne des éléments finis, 1, N°3, pp. 309-332 (1992).



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