Hi and welcome to my professional page. I am an assistant professor at the Institut National des Sciences Appliquées (INSA) de Rennes in the Civil and Urban Engineering department. My scientific research activities are carried out at the Laboratory of Civil and Mechanical Engineering (LGCGM) in Rennes.

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  • INSA Rennes

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  • University of Rennes

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Some of my research activities

Below are some of the research topics I am working on or have had the opportunity to work on in the past. Feel free to visit these pages and contact me for more information.

  • Flows of particles through a porous medium

    The handling of granular matter is often a source of many problems. One of them is size segregation, which implies a no homogeneous distribution of the various species of grains, this makes very difficult the realization of homogeneous mixtures. ... more

  • Internal erosion in soils

    Hydraulic structures ensure the protection of persons and goods, the production of electricity and water storage. The failure of such structures can lead to significant human and material disasters. This can be caused by several factors, but the predominant one is the internal erosion phenomenon. ... more

  • Wave breaking and run-up

    My research activities are related to the transformation of water waves near the shores. My work is aimed at studying the run-up of these waves when breaking can occurs. ... more

An analysis of optimal segmented flight design in a rotary dryer

In this paper, an analysis of the optimal design for two-segmented flight is performed with the aim to obtain some practical recommendations for the design of a rotary dryer. Using a geometrical model, validated with experimental results, flight loading and unloading are studied over the range of every possible angle between the flight segments. Maximum volume carried out by the flight, the maximum discharging angle and the mean falling height of material are computed for all configurations. Influence of size ratio between segments and drum radius are also investigated. By determining the curtain filling degree and the cumulative transfer area of material over one drum revolution, we estimate what the best flight design is, in order to maximise the contact surface between material and air flow necessary to increase the dryer performance.