Research and Development (R&D) is a core activity of K-EPSILON.

We strongly believe that to be competitive in today’s market we have to be at the forefront and lead the development within the marine and aerospace sectors.
K-EPSILON's R&D efforts focus primarily on fluid-structure interaction and customized solutions applicable for the marine, offshore, renewable and aerodynamic sectors.

R&D Projects

Project KABLE (2017 to 2023). RAPID project financed by the DGA (French army). Project in partnership with CGG. The objective was to optimise cable fairings and adopt the  K-FSI coupling that we have done with FINE/Marine for Fluent, STAR-CCM+ and OpenFOAM.

Project 3D SAFE (2016 to 2017). Project financed by BPI and Region Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur. This objective of this project was the developement of a workflow and toolset dedicated to the study of 3D urban flooding using a smooth particle hydrodynamics (SPH) code developed by the University of Vigo

Project CITEPH SPOOL (2015 to 2016). Project financed by TOTAL, Technip, Subsea 7, Doris, Engie . Project in partership with Oceanide. The subject was: Expermimental and numerical study of vortex-induced vibrations on a spool model

Project K-FOIL (2015 to 2017). Winner of the Concours d'Innovation Numérique. Financed by BPI.Dévelopement of a performance prediction tool to quantify the performance and economic gains of using hydrofoils on motor vessels.

Project Fortissimo (2015 to 2016). European project financed by European Union. Project in partership with company ALSEAMAR and Bull. The subject was to improve releasable buoy design with FSI on an HPC platform.

K-Epsilon continously invests in improving both the FSI expertise of its employees and its FSI toolset capabilites by financing and collaborating with universities on PhDs. These PhDs keep K-Epsilon at the leading-edge of inovation in strongly-coupled fluid-structure interaction.

PhD CATHERINE RAMIREZ (2020). PhD Thesis with K-EPSILON and Ecole Centrale de Nantes (co-financed with a CIFRE contract). Subject: "Towards an efficient modeling of fluid-structure interaction"

PhD DAVID GROSS (2019). PhD with K-EPSILON and University Cote d'Azur (fully financed by K-EPSILON). Subject: "Self-propelled swimming by means of curvature based feedback and muscle like elements"

PhD CORENTIN LOTODHE (2018). PhD Thesis with K-EPSILON and INSA ROUEN (co-financed with a CIFRE contract). Subject: "Modélisation des pales d'éoliennes ou d'hydroliennes en environnement naturel à l'aide d'un code fluide-structure"

PhD MATHIEU DURAND (2012). PhD Thesis with K-EPSILON and Ecole Centrale de Nantes (co-financed with a CIFRE contract). Subject "Interaction fluide-structure sur structure souple et légère"

CNRS & INRIA: Innovation via Strategic Partnerships
K-EPSILON impressive capabilities are due to its continuing investment in product development and research via CNRS (the French National Center for Scientific Research) and INRIA (The National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control), guided by interactions with our commercial clients via several joint research project teams.

INRIA, the French national institute for research in computer science and control, operating under the dual authority of the Ministry of Research and the Ministry of Industry, is dedicated to fundamental and applied research in information and communication science and technology (ICST). The Institute also plays a major role in technology transfer by fostering training through research, diffusion of scientific and technical information, development, as well as providing expert advice and participating in international programs.

By playing a leading role in the scientific community in the field and being in close contact with industry, INRIA is a major participant in the development of ICST in France. INRIA develops many partnerships with industry and fosters technology transfer. INRIA is involved in standardization committees such as the IETF, ISO and the W3C of which INRIA was the European host from 1995 to 2002.

Prestigious Research Center: ECN
The Ecole Centrale de Nantes laboratories own unique experimental platforms in Hydrodynamics, Dynamics (Materials, Crash tests), High Speed Machining, Durability mechanics, Virtual reality

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