The P’ institute is a research laboratory in the fields of Physics and Engineering Sciences for Materials, Mechanics, Energetics and Environment. Pprime is a Joint Research Unit, belonging to the CNRS (National Center for Scientific Research), the University of Poitiers and the National Higher School ISAE - ENSMA. Its research activities cover a broad spectrum of topics including physics of materials, fluid and material mechanics, energetics and mechanical engineering.
Key people involved
Damien HALM Professor at ENSMA – Institute P’
Research themes: Behaviour modelling in non linear mechanics at micro and macroscale, damage modelling in composites, coupling of dissipative phenomena, damage by fatigue in composites ,finite element method
Thomas ROGAUME Professor at University of Poitiers – Institute P’
Research themes: thermal decomposition of the solid fuels, model of pyrolysis, pollutants formations, fire safety science, characterization of the fires in sub-ventilation conditions.
Professor at University of Poitiers – Institute P’
Research themes: Kinetic modelling of solid fuels thermal decomposition. Coupling of heat transfer into fuels and kinetic. Modeling of homogeneous combustion, investigation of the interaction between kinetic and mixing at micro scale.
Professor at Université de Lorraine – LEMTA since 2001.
Head of « Fire » group in LEMTA
Research themes: Radiative transfer; emission and absorption of radiation in the frame of fire applications; characterization of the radiative properties of materials; study of the emission by flames; radiative transfer models; protection against fire; interactions between smoke, fire and sprays; water sprays and mists.