Institute of Mechanics, Materials and Civil Engineering

The Institute of Mechanics, Materials, and Civil Engineering (iMMC) of the Université catholique de Louvain (UCLouvain) with four ERC grants awarded in 2016 and 2017, a panoply of successful spin off companies such as eX-Stream, Axinesis, Polyflow and WaPT and several world-recognized scientists, is a leading international center for research in engineering. Its core strengths span several of the major engineering disciplines encompassing energy, thermodynamics, chemical and environmental engineering, materials and processes, structural engineering, geomechanics, manufacturing, fluid mechanic Overview

iMMC News

October 25, 2018

Caractérisation et évolution morphologique d'une rivière soumise à une crue rapide en Haiti

PhD Thesis by Olivier Carlier d'Odeigne

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November 23, 2018

La musique ? Toute une mécanique

Séminaire dans le cadre des rencontres de la louvain house, présenté par paul fisette (immc-meed) et anne-emmanuelle ceulemans (fial, musicologue). inscriptions ouvertes et limitées.

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September 25, 2018

CO2 capture and crystallization as sodium carbonate using membrane contactors

PhD Thesis by Israel Ruiz Salmon

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September 19, 2018

Large eddy simulation of wind farm flows : improved actuator disk model and investigations of wake phenomena

PhD Thesis by Maud Moens

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September 7, 2018

Choking and mixing phenomena in supersonic ejectors

PhD Thesis by Olivier Lamberts

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August 31, 2018

Numerical modelling and experimental characterization of submarine slide-induced debris flows transitioning to turbidity currents

PhD Thesis by Maria Angeliki Sfouni Grigoriadou

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August 30, 2018

Discontinuous Galerkin finite element modelling of estuarine and plume dynamics

PhD Thesis by Valentin Vallaeys

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August 29, 2018

Prandtl number effects on heat transfer in abruptly separated flows : LES and experiments on an unconfined backward facing step flow

PhD Thesis by Sophia Buckingham

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August 21, 2018

Development and validation of a 2D Vortex Particle-Mesh method for incompressible multiphase flows

PhD Thesis by Gaël Lorieul

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August 17, 2018

Experimental and numerical investigation of a two-stage downdraft biomass gasification process

PhD Thesis by Benjamin Berger

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The institute organizes a series of seminars about several themes :

  • Energy, thermodynamics, and chemical engineering
  • Mechatronics and biomechanics
  • Processing, materials, assembly, and structures
  • Fluid mechanics, environmental engineering, and geomechanics
  • Numerical and computational methods

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