Loïc Cappanera
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Rice UniversityDuncall Hall
6100 Main Street MS-134
Houston, TX 77005
Office: | DCH 2001 |
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Dpt. Fax: | + 1 713 348 5318 |
Email: | loic.cappanera <at> rice.edu |
Curriculum Vitae: |
Education
- Ph.D., Fluid Mechanics, 2015, "Nonlinear stabilization of magnetohydrodynamics equations and application to multiphase flows", Paris-Sud University (Orsay), advisor: Caroline Nore, co-advisor: Jean-Luc Guermond.
- M.Sc., Mathematics, 2012, Paris-Sud University (Orsay).
- Aggregation, Mathematics, 2011, ENS Cachan.
Teaching
- CAAM 519: Fall 2107, Fall 2018. See the course's webpage "here".
Research Interests
- Scientific Computing (numerical analysis, development, implementation and validation of algorithm in Computational Fluid Dynamics).
- Entropy viscosity as a non-linear stabilization method for Navier-Stokes equations.
- Multiphase Computational Fluid Dynamics (level set method, approximation methods for problems with variable density, dynamical viscosity and electrical conductivity).
- Magnetohydrodynamics (precessing cylinder, Von Kármán flow, Liquid Metal Battery).
- Porous media (Black oil model).
The code SFEMaNS
I am one of the three main developpers of SFEMaNS. Here are some general information on this code:- SFEMaNS solves the magnetohydrodynamics equations in 3D axi-symmetric domains.
- Thermodynamics, multiphase and ferrohydrodynamics problem can be considered.
- Lagrange finite element in meridian plane and Fourier decomposition in azimuthal direction.
- Fully parallel code.
- The documentation is available on SFEMaNS's webpage "here".
Publications in refereed Journals
[8] | W. Herreman, C. Nore, J.-L. Guermond, L. Cappanera and N. Weber, "Metal pad roll instability in cylindrical reduction cells", submitted to Journal of Fluid Mechanics. |
[7] | L. Cappanera and B. Riviere, "Discontinuous Galerkin method for solving the black oil problem in porous media", Numer Methods Partial Differential Eq. (2018) 1-29. doi:10.1002/num.22324 (Reprint). |
[6] | C. Nore, D. Castanon Quiroz, L. Cappanera and J.-L. Guermond, "Numerical simulation of the Von-Karman-Sodium experiment", Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 854, (2018) 164-195. doi:10.1017/jfm.2018.582 (Reprint). |
[5] | L. Cappanera, J.-L. Guermond, W. Herreman, C. Nore, "Momentum based approximation of incompressible multiphase fluid flows", Int. J. Numer. Meth. Fluids, 86 (2018) 541--563, DOI: 10.1002/fld.4467 (Reprint). |
[4] | R. Zanella, C. Nore, F. Bouillault, L. Cappanera, I. Tomas, X. Mininger and J.-L. Guermond, "Study of Magnetoconvection Impact on a Coil Cooling by Ferrofluid with a Spectral / Finite Element Method", IEE Transactions on Magnetics, 54:3 (2018) 460014, DOI: 10.1109/TMAG.2017.2749539 . (Reprint). |
[3] | C. Nore, D. Castanon Quiroz, L. Cappanera and J.-L. Guermond, "Direct numerical simulation of the axial dipolar dynamo in the Von-Karman-Sodium experiment", Euro. Phys. Letters, 114 (2016) 65002. (Reprint). |
[2] | L. Cappanera, J.-L. Guermond, J. Léorat , C. Nore, "Two spinning ways for precession dynamo", Physical Review E, 93 (2016) 043113. (Reprint). |
[1] | W. Herreman, C. Nore, L. Cappanera, J.-L. Guermond, "Tayler instability in liquid metal columns and liquid metal batteries", Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 771 (2015) 79-114. (Reprint). |