Laurence Girolami

Maître de conférence

Structure : UFR de Sciences et Techniques
> Département Géosciences environnement
> Laboratoire GéoHydrosystèmes COntinentaux
Courriel : laurence.girolami_at_univ-tours.fr
Localisation : Building E - Office 0180
Téléphone : +(33) 02 47 36 70 05
Fax :

+(33) 02 47 36 70 90


Associate Professor in Geophysics

 

> Research interests
 
Couplng the rheology of dense particulate suspensions with their dynamics during short-lived dam-break flows. 

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        * Co-workers           

              - DR. Frédéric Risso (CNRS Researcher, Physicist at IMFT, Toulouse).

              - Pr. François James (Mathematician at IDP, Orléans).

              - Ahmad Amin (Master Degree at LEGI, Grenoble - PhD Student at GéHCO).

              - Killian Conan (Master Student at the University of Brest).

              - Dr. Romain Morini (Doctor in Physics, LPMC, Nice - Research Engineer at GéHCO).

              - Florian Godet (Engineer in Physics, Polytech' Marseille - Research Engineer at GéHCO).  

        * Projects          

              - 2020-2019 : Regional Fundamental Project - Co-Investigator with François James (90 k€)

              - 2020-2018 : Ministerial PhD Funding - Principal Investigator (96 k€)

              - 2020-2017 : Regional Fundamental Project - Principal Investigator (110 k€)

              - 2016 : FEDER-AELB Project - Principal Investigator (105 k€)

 

> List of publications
  • L. Girolami, F. Risso (2019) On the physical modeling of short-lived sedimenting suspensions, to be submitted
  • L. Girolami, F. Risso (2019) Sedimentation of gas-fluidized particles with random shape and size, Physical Review Fluids, 4, 074301, doi:10.1103/PhysRevFluids.4.074301. 

  • L. Girolami, F. Risso (2018) Rheological behaviour and runout of short-lived fast-moving flows of hot, dense suspensions, Journal of Energy Challenges and Mechanics, 5(1), 17-23. 

  • L. Girolami, J. D. Sherwood and F. Charru (2016) Dynamics of a slowly-varying sand bed in a circular pipe, International Journal of Multiphase Flows, 81, 113-129.

  • L. Girolami, T. H. Druitt and O. Roche (2015) Towards a quantitative understanding of pyroclastic flows : Effects of expansion on the dynamics of laboratory fluidized granular flows, Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 296, 31-39.

  • G. F. Bertrand, H. Celle-Jeanton, F. Huneau, A. Baillieux, G. Mauri, V. Lavastre, G. Undereiner, L. Girolami and J.S. Moquet (2015) Vulnerability of volcanic aquifers : evaluation of contaminant transfer and hydrodispersive parameters in basaltic lava flows through an artificial tracer test and implications for long-term water supply management, Open Geosciences, doi:10.1515/geo-2015-0037.

  • L. Girolami, A. Wachs and G. Vinay (2013) Unchannelized dam-break flows : effects of the lateral spreading on the flow dynamics, Physics of Fluids, 25, doi:10.1063/1.4799 129.

  • A. Wachs, L. Girolami, G. Vinay and G. Ferrer (2012) GRAINS3D, a flexible DEM approach for particles of arbitrary convex shape : numerical model and validations, Powder Technology, doi :10.1016/j.powtec.2012.03.023.

  • L. Girolami, V. Hergault, G. Vinay and A. Wachs (2012) A Three-dimensional DEM for the simulation of dam-break granular collapses : comparison between numerical results and experiments, Granular Matter, doi:10.1007/s10035-012-0342-3.

  • L. Girolami, O. Roche, T. H. Druitt and T. Corpetti (2010) Particle velocity fields and depositional processes in laboratory ash flows, with implications for the sedimentation of dense pyroclastic flows, Bulletin of Volcanology, doi:10.1007/s00445-010-0356-9.

  • A. Wachs, G. Vinay, G. Ferrer, J. Kouakou, C. Dan and L. Girolami (2009) PeliGRIFF : a parallel Discrete Element Method-Distributed Lagrange Multiplier/ Fictitious Domain for a direct numerical simulation of particulate flows with collisions, International Journal of Mechanical Systems Science and Engineering, 1 (4), 185-191.

  • L. Girolami, T. H. Druitt, O. Roche and Z. Khrabrykh (2008) Transport and hindered settling of laboratory ash flows, Journal of Geophysical Research, 113, doi:10.1029/ 2007JB005074.

> Education
  • 2014-2012 Postdoc (Fluid Dynamics) at "Institut de Mécanique des Fluides de Toulouse" (IMFT), with F. Charru & J.D. Sherwood at DAMTP (Cambridge, UK). 

  • 2012-2011 : JSPS Fellow (Volcanology) at "Geological Survey of Japan" (CSJ, Tsukuba, Japan), with S. Takarada and at "Center for Geohazards Studies" (CGS, Buffalo, USA), with E.S. Calder.

  • 2011-2010 : Assistant Professor (Geosciences) at "Géosciences et Environnement" (GEC, Cergy).

  • 2010-2009 : Postdoc (Solid Mechanics) at "Institut Français du Pétrole" (IFP, Paris), with A. Wachs.

  • 2008-2004 : PhD (Volcanology) at "Laboratoire Magmas et Volcans" (LMV, Clermont), with T.H. Druitt.

  • 2004-2003 : Master (Geophysics) at "Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris" (IPGP), with C. Jaupart.

 > Collective achievements
  • Scientific Commitee Member of the 1st International Symposium on Mechanics (Aberdeen, UK, 2018)

  • Reviewer : Nature Geosciences, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Physics of Fluids, Applied Mathematical Modelling, International Journal of Multiphase Flows. 
  • Workshops at ''Fête de la Sciences'' : Rheology of non-Newtonian fluids, Granular matter, Micro-Rivers.
 > Teaching activities (200h/year)
  • The Physics of Earth Interior

  • Introduction to Fluid Mechanics
  • Natural Hazards (Short-lived gravity-driven flows)
Université de Tours Faculté de sciences et techniques

 

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