Section: Partnerships and Cooperations

National Initiatives

Project "Bulbe"

This project is funded by the Ministry of Fishing and gathers OPALE Project-Team, K-Epsilon company (specialized in CFD for naval hydrodynamics) and PROFIL company (naval architect). The objective is to design and optimize bow shapes for trawler ships, in order to reduce the fuel consumption during fishing campaigns. Our role is to construct an automated optimization loop to improve bow efficiency, on the basis of CFD tools provided by K-Epsilon company and naval architect recommendations.

Project "OASIS"

The OASIS project, Optimization of Addendum Surfaces In Stamping, is an R&D consortium (CS, ArcelorMittal, ErDF, INRIA, UTC, EURODECISION, ESILV, NECS, DeltaCAD, SCILAB-DIGITEO) of the Pole Systemtic Paris-Region dedicated to develop an optimal design framework (methods-software platforms-applications) for stamping processes. The EPI OPALE/INRIA is the leader within the consortium for the Optimization work-package (one of six WP). The OASIS project yields 2.4 Meuro total financial support (one Ph.D thesis, two post-doctoral positions and 12 months internship for OPALE).

Project "OMD2", Optimisation Multi-Disciplinaire Distribuée (Distributed Multidisciplinary Optimization)

This project funded by ANR deals with the development of a software platform devoted to Multidisciplinary Design Optimization (MDO) in the context of distributed computing.

The notion of optimization platform based on distributed and parallel codes is undertaken with a distributed workflow management system running on a grid infrastructure using the ProActive middleware from INRIA, in collaboration with the OASIS project at INRIA Sophia-Antipolis.

Renault is the coordinator of this project, which involves also EMSE, ENS Cachan, EC Nantes, Université de Technologie de Compiègne, CD-Adapco, Sirehna, Activeon, and INRIA project TAO, OASIS and OPALE. This contract provides the grant supporting two PhD theses (A. Zerbinati and L. Trifan)

Project "Optican"

This project is funded by the Ministry of sports and aims at improving the efficiency of canoes, in the perspective of London Olympic Games in 2012.