Franck Pigeonneau

Franck Pigeonneau

Franck Pigeonneau

Ph.D., 1995, Université Pierre et Marie Curie

Research Associate

Phone : 33 (1) 48 39 59 99
E-mail : franck.pigeonneau@saint-gobain.com
Address : Surface du Verre et Interfaces, UMR 125
CNRS/Saint-Gobain, 39 quai Lucien Lefranc
France
Website : http://www.svi.cnrs-bellevue.fr/

Research Description:  The purpose of our research isto study  the transport phenomena occurring in glass melting processes like melting of raw materials, mass transfer around  bubbles and unmelted grains, chemical reactions, natural convection in glass furnaces, magneto hydrodynamics in electric furnaces, and the  fluid mechanics of two-phase flows. Specific models are developed and numerically solved either with commercial software or with with own numerical tools using Spectral or Boundary Integral methods. Experimental investigations are also done with laboratory furnaces working at high temperature (between 1000 and 1600 °C).