• French Committee welcomes new Member and launches IFRF BRISK activity

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The twice yearly annual Meeting of the IFRFs French National Committee (Comité Francais – CF)  took place at the CNRS/ENSMA Research Labs in near Poitiers arranged by Jean-Michel Most and Jean-Paul Bonnet, Director of the Institute pPrime

Some 20 individual Members representing 9 Member Organisations participated in the meeting.  The meeting followed the usual CF format of a short administrative meeting followed by technical presentations and a laboratory visit.

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Jean-Paul Bonnet (far left) addresses the Comité Francais

 (in the foreground a model of the futuristic CNRS/ENSMA building, below the airliner model)

The following technical presentations were given after the formal meeting:

  • Biofuels Research Infrastructure – Opportunities for Transnational Access to EU Research Rigs (Neil Fricker, IFRF)
  • CCS system efficiency increases through oxygen enriched combustion (Jean-Michel Most, ENSMA/pPrime)
  • Modelling combustion in Industrial Gas Boilers using ANSYS CFX (Mathieu Ourliac, GdF Suez)
  • Development of PIV endoscopy for velocity measurements in high temperature combustion systems (David Honoré, CORIA)

Copies of the presentations are available from CF Secretary Alain Quinqueneau, or direct from the authors