VIDAL Pierre

Chargé de Recherche Hors Classe - CNRS

Institut Pprime – UPR 3346 CNRS
ENSMA
1, avenue Clément Ader
BP 40109
86961 Futuroscope-Chasseneuil
France

Equipe de recherche

DETONIQUE
Fluides, Thermique et Combustion

+33 5 49 49 81 71
pierre.vidal@cnrs.pprime.fr
pierre.vidal@ensma.fr

https://pprime.fr/vidal-pierre/

Biographie



  • 1990-Present. Chargé de Recherche, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), FRA
  • 2000 HDR (authorization to supervise research) – Mécanique des fluides, Université de Poitiers, FRA
  • 1990 Postdoctorant, Laboratoire de Combustion et de Détonique (LCD) UPR9028 CNRS, FRA
  • 1986-1990 Doctorant, Laboratoire de Combustion et de Détonique (LCD) UPR9028 CNRS, FRA
  • 1987-1989 Research fellow, SRI International, Physical Sciences Division, Menlo Park, CA,  USA
  • 1986 DEA Aerodynamics, Combustion and Thermal Sciences
  • 1986 Engineering degree, ENSMA, Poitiers, FRA Option: Energetics and Combustion

Recherche


Domains

  • Shock and detonation dynamics in homogeneous explosives, structure, initiation, propagation and failure mechanisms
  • Compressible fluid flows, reactive or inert
  • Constitutive relations for homogeneous materials at high temperature and pressure
  • Physical modeling
  • Design and interpretation of fundamental experiments

Some results

  • A theorem of joint invariance for the velocity and specific entropy of the Chapman-Jouguet detonation and some consequences (with R. Zitoun, https://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/hal-02917535v4, https://arxiv.org/abs/2006.12533v5)
  • Experimental evidence of detonabilty enhancement of reactive gases by plasma preconditioning (with S. Starikovskaia and M. Ali Cherif, Lab. de Physique des plasmas, Ecole Polytechnique)
  • Experimental evidence of a semi-confined over-driven detonation regime in a curved chamber (with V. Rodriguez and R. Zitoun)
  • Improvement of the rotating regime of a detonation by modification of the internal geometry of the chamber (with R. Zitoun and S. Hansmetzger)
  • Experimental evidence and modeling of propagation, extinction and re-ignition of detonations on non-uniform initial states, with monotonic or non-monotonic equivalence ratio (with R. Zitoun and S. Boulal)
  • Prediction of a mean width for detonation cells in gases from the properties of the reaction zone of the one-dimensional detonation model
  • Sensitivity analysis of numerical simulations of detonation in liquid explosives to the hypotheses of closure of the balance laws and of construction of the constitutive relations
  • Numerical evidence of incomplete low-speed regimes of curved detonations in thermonuclear explosions of type Ia Supernovaes (with Y. Busegnies, M. Arnould A. El Messoudi, Inst. d’Astronomie et d’Astrophysique, Université Libre de Bruxelles)
  • Modeling of dynamic conditions for the existence of autonomous detonation, plane or curved, in a gas, including variations of initial temperature and composition
  • Demonstration, modeling and simulation of necessary and sufficient conditions for direct initiation of detonation in a homogeneous medium (The Cauchy problem for the shock transformation)
  • Numerical evidence of double-steps chemical transformations in reactive mixtures diluted by a heavy inert gas based on detailed chemical kinetics calculations
  • Identification of the plausible physico-chemical mechanism at the origin of the explosion in the Toulouse AZF factory in 2001 (with HN Presles)

PhD students supervised (sp) or co-supervised (c-sp) since 2014

  • Vianney Monnier (def. 2023) Detonation cellular structure and transition from deflagration to detonation with or without obstacles (sp)
  • Mhedine Ali Cherif (def. 2021) Detonability and plasma (c-sp), (Svetlana Starikovskaia sp)
  • Pierre Hellard (def. 2024) Fundamentals of injection for Rotating Detonation Engines (sp)
  • Victor Lafaurie (def. 2024) Detonability and plasma(c-sp), (Svetlana Starikovskaia sp)
  • Stephane Boulal (2017) Dynamical behaviors of detonation in non-uniform gaseous mixtures (sp)
  • Sylvain Hansmetzger (2018) Rotating-detonation behaviors in an annular chamber with constant or linearly-increasing normal section (sp)

PhD Jury memberships

  • 2017 Gaillard T, Numerical study of the operation of a rotating detonation engine, University of Paris Saclay, 23/03/2017 (Examiner)
  • 2017 Ridoux J, Contribution to the development of a fast calculation method for blast wave propagation in the presence of obstacles, University Pierre et Marie Curie, 04/10/2017 (Examiner)
  • 2013 Charignon C, Deflagration-to-DetonationTransition in thermonuclear supernovae, University of Paris-Sud, 24/09/2013 (Examiner)
  • 2002 Chinnayya A, Construction of models and numerical methods for multiphase flows with compressible phases, University of Aix-Marseille I, 12/12/2002 (Examiner)
  • 2001 Daou Z, Study of the linear stability of detonation in gases, University of Aix-Marseille I, 18/07/2001
  • 2007 Guilly V, Study of the diffraction of detonation in stoichiometric C₂H₂-O₂ mixtures diluted with Argon, University of Poitiers, 25/01/2007
  • 1999 Ingignoli W, Study of the formation and the propagation of detonations in suspensions of aluminum particles in oxidizing or reactive atmospheres, University of Poitiers, 21/06/1999

Enseignement


Teaching

  • Since 2015 Course: Thermo-chemistry, shock, detonation and explosion, SIAE, Tianjin, 20h/year, ~ 20 students
  • Since 1994 Course: Shocks and detonations in gases, ENSTA Bretagne, 15h/year, ~ 20 students
  • 2009-2014 Course: Detonation and propulsion, GEA Summer Program (GEA, French Group of Aeronautic Schools), ENSMA, 3h/year, ~ 20 students,
  • 2011-2012 Course: Combustion, IUT of Poitiers, GTE Dpt., 10h/year, ~ 80 students
  • 2002-2011 Course: Combustion and Detonation, ENSIP, 25h/ year, ~ 25 students
  • 2009 Course: Detonation and propulsion, Institut Technologique d’Aéronautique, São José dos Campos, Brésil, 20h,  ~20 students
  • 2002-2005 Course: Detonation dynamics, Master FAE, 15h/ year, ~ 15 students
  • 1995-2004 Course: Detonation phenomenology and applications, DEA-ACTA, UV16c, 15h/year
  • 1994-1999 Course: Shocks and detonations in gases, ENSMA, 15h/ year
  • 1993-1996 Course: Chemical kinetics and detonation dynamics, ENSMA, 8h/ year
  • 1991-1995 Practical work: Experimental detonation physics, ENSIP, 32 h/ year, ~10 students
  • 1990 Practical work: Detonation and deflagration in gases, ENSMA, 48 h, ~15 students

Activités administratives


Selected administrative or collective activities

  • 2021 Appointed to the Technical Committe and the Health, Safety and Working Conditions Committee of ENSMA
  • 2017 Participation in the organization of the 7th IWDP
  • 2011-2014 Appointed to the Council of the Institut Pprime, UPR3346 CNRS
  • 2010 Participation in the organization of the 10th ISICP
  • 2009 Member of the Steering Committee for the founding of the Institut Pprime
  • 2007 Participation in the organization of the 21st ICDERS
  • 2006-2008 Appointed to the National Council of the Universities (CNU, Sect. 62, Energetics and Process Engineering, Order 21/02/2006, JO 14/03/2006, text 38/93, NOR MENP0600620
  • 2004 Organizer of the 9th Ecole de Combustion du CNRS and a workshop on Combustion and Supernovae
  • 2003-2006 Head of the Combustion Option of the Master’s degree in Fluids, Acoustics and Energy of the University of Poitiers
  • 1991-2006 Member of the Specialist Committee of Section 62, Energetics and Process Engineering, University of Poitiers
  • 1993-2003 Laboratory Council of LCD
  • 1995-1998 Scientific Council of ENSMA

Editorial duties since 2016 (journals ~ 45, conferences and workshops ~ 25)

  • Combustion and Flame
  • Journal of Fluid Mechanics
  • Physics of Fluids
  • Shock Waves
  • Flow, Turbulence and Combustion
  • Combustion Science and Technology
  • International Journal of Spray and Combustion Dynamics
  • Computers and Fluids
  • Fuel
  • ICDERS, PCI, AIAA
  • ANR

Evaluation commitees

  • Evaluation Committees: CEA-DAM (Bruyères le Chatel 2019, Le Ripault, 2019)
  • Program Committee: ICDERS (Beijing, 2019)

Sélection de publications


To be submitted or presented, under revision …

  1. Monnier V., Rodriguez V., Vidal P., Zitoun R., Experimental analysis of cellular detonations, An analysis of three-dimensional patterns of experimental detonation cells, under revision, Combustion and Flame, 2022
  2. Vidal P, Zitoun R, A Velocity-Entropy invariance theorem for the Chapman-Jouguet detonation, https://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/hal-02917535v4, https://arxiv.org/abs/2006.12533v5)
  3. Rodriguez V., Monnier V., Vidal P., Zitoun R., Towards non-dimensionalized distances and limits for transition of deflagration to detonation (2021), accepted, Shock Waves, 2022
  4. Monnier V., Rodriguez V., Vidal P., Zitoun R., Experimental analysis of cellular detonations: a discussion on regularity and three-dimensional patterns, extended abstract accepted for an oral presentation to the 28th ICDERS (2022, Naples)
  5. Ali Cherif M., Lafaurie V., Claverie A., Starikovskaia S., Vidal P., Detonability enhancement by use of a nanosecond plasma, Extended abstract accepted for an oral presentation to the 28th ICDERS (2022, Naples)
  6. Rodriguez V., Monnier V. Vidal P., Zitoun R., On the possibility of non-dimensionalizing DDT limits and distances, Extended abstract accepted for an oral presentation to the 28th ICDERS (2022, Naples)
  7. S. Taileb, E. Rougon, V. Robin, V. Rodriguez, P. Vidal ,S. S.-M. Lau-Chapdelaine, J. Melguizo-Gavilanes , A. Chinnayya, A three-step, three-gamma model for the numerical modeling of the critical height of the propagation of semi-confined detonation waves, Extended abstract accepted for an oral presentation to the 28th ICDERS (2022, Naples)
  8. Monnier V., Rodriguez V., Vidal P., Zitoun R., On the relevance of detonation cell regularity and width, Abstract submitted to the 13th ICPCD, Saint Petersburg, Russia, 18-21 April, 2022
  9. Rodriguez V., Monnier V., Vidal P., Zitoun R., On non-dimensionalized DDT distances and limits, Abstract submitted to the 13th ICPCD, Saint Petersburg, Russia, 18-21 April, 2022
  10. Ali Cherif M., Lafaurie V., Claverie A., Starikovskaia S., Vidal P., Nanosecond plasmas for detonability enhancement, Abstract submitted to the 13th ICPCD, Saint Petersburg, Russia, 18-21 April, 2022

Refereed journals

  1. Melguizo-Gavilanes J, Rodriguez V, Vidal P, Zitoun R, Dynamics of detonation transmission and propagation in a curved chamber: a numerical and experimental analysis, Combustion and Flame 223, 460-473, 2021
  2. Ali Cherif M,Shcherbanev S, Starikovskaia S, Vidal P, Effect of non-equilibrium plasma on decreasing the detonation cell size, Combustion and Flame 217, 1-3, 2020
  3. Rodriguez V, Jourdain C, Vidal P, Zitoun R, An experimental evidence of semi-confined, steadily-rotating, overdriven detonation, Combustion and Flame, 202, 132-142, 2019
  4. Hansmetzger S, Zitoun R, Vidal P, A study of continuous rotation modes of detonation in an annular chamber with constant or increasing section, Shock Waves, 28(5), 1065-1078, 2018
  5. Boulal S, Vidal P, Zitoun R Matsumoto T, Matsuo A, Experimental investigation of detonation dynamics through a reactivity sink, Combustion and Flame, 196, 11-25, 2018
  6. Boulal S, Vidal P, Zitoun R, Experimental investigation of detonation quenching in non-uniform compositions, Combustion and Flame 172, 222-233, 2016
  7. Bellenoue M, Boust B, Vidal P, Zitoun R, New concepts to enhance the thermodynamics of efficiency of propulsion engines, Journal AerospaceLab, AL11, 1-13, 2016
  8. Boulal S, Vidal P, Zitoun R, Luche J, On the sensitivity to chemical kinetics of two characteristic lengths of detonation dynamics in homogeneous gases, Int. J. Energetic Materials and Chemical Propulsion, 14(6), 499-517, 2015
  9. Vidal P, Bouton E, Pagnanini L, Modelling detonation in liquid explosives: the effects of the inter-component transfer hypothesis on the chemical lengths and the critical radius, Combustion and Flame 159, 396-408, 2012
  10. Vidal P, Slow critical dynamics of detonation in a gas with non-uniform initial temperature and composition: a large activation-energy analysis (Invited paper), International Journal of Spray and Combustion Dynamics (IJSCD), 1(2), 435-471, 2009
  11. Presles HN, Vidal P, Khasainov B, Experimental study of the detonation of technical grade ammonium nitrate, CR Mécanique, 337, 755-760, 2009
  12. El Messoudi A, Vidal P, Busegnies Y, Régimes basse-vitesse de détonations thermonucléaires dans les supernovae de type Ia, CR mécanique, 335, 768-774, 2007
  13. Khasainov BA, Presles HN, Desbordes D, de Montis P, Vidal P, Detonation diffraction from circular tubes to cones, Shock Waves 14, 187-192, 2005
  14. Vidal P, Khasainov BA, On the shock-induced explosion resulting from an impact by a planar detonation, Shock Waves, 12, 309-323, 2003
  15. Vidal P, Khasainov BA, Condition d’explosion par impact de détonation, Comptes rendus de l’Académie des Sciences, Paris, Paris, t-328, Série IIb, 531-539, 2000
  16. Vidal P, Khasainov BA, Analysis of critical dynamics for shock-induced adiabatic explosions by means of the Cauchy problem for the shock transformation, Shock Waves, 9, 273-290, 1999
  17. Vidal P, Joulin G, Khasainov BA, Condition d’explosion induite par un choc résultant de l’expansion d’un milieu compressible, Comptes rendus de l’Académie des Sciences, Paris, t-327, Série IIb, 467-470, 1999
  18. Vidal P, Khasainov BA, Une condition nécessaire d’explosion adiabatique derrière un choc de dynamique arbitraire, Comptes Rendus de l’Académie des Sciences, Paris, t-327, Série IIb, 95-102, 1999
  19. Bouton E, Khasainov BA, Presles HN, Vidal P, Ermolaev BS, Sensitization of two-dimensional detonation in nitromethane by glass microballoons, Shock Waves, 9, 141-147, 1999
  20. Khasainov BA, Ermolaev BS, Presles HN, Vidal P, On the effect of grain size on shock sensitivity of heterogeneous high explosives, Shock Waves, 7(2), 89-105, 1997
  21. Vidal P, Bouton E, Presles HN, Some features of the curvature of a two-dimensional detonation shock front at a simple refraction locus, Journal de Physique, 5, 49-56, 1995
  22. Presles HN, Vidal P, Detonation generation and propagation in homogeneous liquid explosives, Journal de Physique, 5, 143-152, 1995
  23. Presles HN, Vidal P, Gois C, Khasainov BA, Ermolaev BS, Influence of glass microballoon size on the detonation of nitromethane-based mixtures, Shock Waves, 4(6), 325-329, 1995
  24. Gustin JL, Vidal P, Secondary reactions and detonation hazards in the production of adipic acid, Thermochemica Acta, 225, 223-238, 1993
  25. Vidal P, Presles HN, Gustin JL, Calzia J, Detonation failure diameters and detonation velocities of the system Nitric acid, Acetic acid and Water, Journal of Energetic Materials, 11, 135-153, 1993
  26. Vidal P, Cowperthwaite M,Presles HN, Fontaine D, Non-unicité de la relation entre la célérité et la courbure du front de choc de la détonation, Comptes rendus de l’Académie des Sciences, Paris, t-316, Série II, 177-180, 1993
  27. Vidal P, Cowperthwaite M, Presles HN, Fontaine D, Sur la courbure de l’onde bidimensionnelle de détonation à l’interface d’un explosif et de son confinement, Comptes rendus de l’Académie des Sciences, Paris, t-315, 791-794, 1992
  28.  Vidal P, Presles HN, Domaines de détonabilité de mélanges d’acide nitrique, acide acétique et eau, Comptes rendus de l’Académie des Sciences, Paris, t-313, Série II, 1383-1386, 1991

Doctoral Dissertation (PhD)

Vidal P, Contribution à l’étude des conditions d’extinction de la détonation dans des mélanges liquides à base d’acide nitrique, Doctoral dissertation, ENSMA, University of Poitiers, 1990

Monography

Joulin G, Vidal P, An introduction to the instabilities of flames, shocks and detonations, in Hydrodynamics and nonlinear instabilities, (Godrèche and Manneville, Eds), Cambridge University Press, ISBN 0-521-45503-0, Chapt. 5, 493–673, 1998

Refereed Colloquia

  1. Ali Cherif M, Shcherbanev S, Vidal P., Claverie A, Starikovskaia S, Influence of moderate pressure nanosecond discharge on the structure of detonation wave, AIAA Meeting, Science and Technology Forum and Exposition, Orlando, 2020, (https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2020-1894)
  2. Jourdain C, Melguizo-Guavilanes J., Rodriguez V. Vidal P. Zitoun R., Detonation dynamics in a curved chamber for an argon diluted hydrogen-oxygen mixture, 8th International Conference on Hydrogen Safety, Adelaïde, 2019
  3. .Jourdain C, Rodriguez V, Vidal P, Zitoun R, Steadily-rotating overdriven detonation : experiments vs. GSD modeling, 27th ICDERS, Beijing, 2019
  4. Zitoun R, Vidal P, Hansmetzger S, Continuous rotating detonation in annular chambers: pressure, velocity and stability, Poster Session, 11th MCS, Tenerife, 2019
  5. Jourdain C, Rodriguez V, Vidal P, Zitoun R, Progress in understanding Detonation Modes for Rotating Detonation Engine application, AIAA Meeting, Science and Technology Forum and Exposition, San Diego, 2019
  6. Zitoun R., Vidal P., Boulal S., Hanstmetzger S., Rodriguez V., and Joudain C. Previous and ongoing detonation studies applied to propulsion in Poitiers, 11th Int. Colloquium on Pulsed and Continuous Detonations, St Petersburg, 2018
  7. Jourdain C, Rodriguez V, Zitoun R, Vidal P, Steadily-rotating, semi-confined detonations: and experimental study, 11th Int. Colloquium on Pulsed and Continuous Detonations, St Petersburg, 2018
  8. Jourdain C, Rodriguez V, Vidal P, Zitoun R, Overdriven, steadily-rotating, semi-confined detonation: schlieren, direct-light and chemo-luminescence characterizations, Work-in-Progress, Poster Session, 37th International Symposium on Combustion, Dublin, 2018
  9. Hansmetzger S, Zitoun R, Vidal P, Instabilities and efficiencies of continuous rotating detonation in annular chambers with constant or linearly-increasing section, Work-in-Progress, Poster Session, 37th International Symposium on Combustion, Dublin, 2018
  10. Boulal S, Vidal P, Zitoun R, Matsumoto T, Matsuo A, Experimental investigation of detonation quenching an re-initiation in non-uniform compositions, 26th ICDERS, Boston, 2017
  11. Matsumoto T, Boulal S, Matsuo A, Vidal P, Zitoun R, Numerical investigation of detonation quenching in non-uniform compositions and comparison to experiments, 26th ICDERS, Boston, 2017
  12. Hansmetzger S, Zitoun R, Vidal P, Detonation regimes in a small-scale RDE, 26th ICDERS, Boston, 2017
  13. Rodriguez V, Vidal P, Zitoun R, Experimental observations of semi-confined steadily-rotating detonations, 26th ICDERS, Boston, 2017
  14. Boulal S, Vidal P, Zitoun R, Luche J, On the sensitivity to chemical kinetics of two characteristic lengths of detonation dynamics in homogeneous gases, 10th ISICP, Poitiers, 2014
  15. Cheng G, Zitoun R, Sarrazin, Bauer P, Vidal P, A study on the mechanism of flame acceleration High-speed camera visualizations of flame acceleration of H2/C3H8-Air fuels in an obstructed square channel, 24th ICDERS, Taipei, 2013
  16. Cheng G, Zitoun R, Sarrazin Y, Claverie A, Vidal P, Veyssiere B, Bauer P, High-speed camera visualizations of flame acceleration in a square channel with obstacles: the case of H2/C3H8-Air binary fuels, 23rd ICDERS, Irvine, 2011
  17. El Messoudi A, Vidal P, Busegnies Y, Low-velocity thermonuclear curved detonations in Type Ia supernovae with a detailed nuclear network, 22nd ICDERS, Minsk, 2009
  18. Vidal P, Slow propagation dynamics of detonation in a non-uniform gas: a large activation-energy analysis, 22nd ICDERS, Minsk, 2009
  19. Ermolaev BS, Khasainov BA, Presles HN, Vidal P, A Simple Approach for Modelling Reaction Rates in Shocked Multi-Component Solid Explosives, European Combustion Meeting, Louvain-la-Neuve, http://www.cstr.ucl.ac.be/ECM2005/Program.htm, April 3-6, 2005
  20. Ermolaev BS, Khasainov BA, Presles HN, Vidal P, Low Velocity Detonation in Ammonium Nitrate and its Mixtures, XIII rd Symposium on Combustion and Explosions, http://orel3.rsl.ru/nettext/russian/gor_i_vsr/index.htm, Chernogolovka, 7-11 February 2005
  21. Khasainov BA, Ermolaev BS, Presles HN, Vidal P, Numerical model of non-ideal detonations in aluminized explosives, 12th International Detonation Symposium, San Diego, 2002
  22. Vidal P, Khasainov BA, Condition for explosion by impact of a planar self-sustained detonation, 18th ICDERS, Seattle, 2001
  23. Bouton E, Vidal P, Presles H-N, Khasainov BA, Ermolaev BS, On the shock sensitivity reversal effect : the case of Nitromethane sensitized by glass microballoons,17th ICDERS, Heidelberg, 1999
  24. Bouton E, Presles H-N, Vidal P, Khasainov BA, Ermolaev BS, Effect of glass microballoons on two-dimensional steady properties of nitromethane, 16th ICDERS, Krakow, 1997
  25. Bouton E, Vidal P, Khasainov BA, Presles H-N, Calculation of plane and curved detonation properties in condensed explosives Part I: homogeneous explosives, Proceedings of the 11th Symp. Int. on Combustion and Explosives, Chernogolovka, 1996
  26. Bouton E, Vidal P, Khasainov BA, Presles H-N, Calculation of plane and curved detonation properties in condensed explosives Part II : heterogeneous explosives, 11th Symp. Int. on Combustion and Explosives, Chernogolovka, 199
  27. Gamezo VN, Vidal P, Oran ES, Calculations of averaged reaction zone structure properties of cellular detonation waves in gaseous explosives, 11th Symp. Int. on Combustion and Explosives, Chernogolovka, 1996
  28. Khasainov BA, Ermolaev BS, Presles HN, Vidal P, Bouton E, Correlations between shock-sensitivity characteristics and specific surface area of condensed heterogeneous explosives, 11th Symp. Int. on Combustion and Explosives, Chernogolovka, 1996
  29. Presles HN, Brisset D, Vidal P, Bouton E, Gamezo VN, Etude du diamètre critique et détermination de la cinétique chimique des mélanges Nitromethane-Acide Nitrique, IVth Symposium International sur les hautes pressions dynamiques, Saint Malo, 187-192, 1995
  30. Vidal P, Bouton E, Presles HN, Theoretical analysis of a particular boundary condition for a curved two-dimensional lead detonation front, Proceedings of the Zel’dovich Memorial, Int. Conference on Combustion, Detonation and Shock waves, The Combustion Institute, Moscow, 413-416, 1994
  31. Vidal P, Cowperthwaite M, Presles HN, Bouton E, A study of the curvature of a two-dimensional detonation wave at an explosive-confinement interface, in High Pressure Science and Technology, Schmidt SC, Shaner JW, Samara GA and Ross M, Eds., American Institute of Physics, 1353-1356, Colorado Springs, 1994
  32. Gois C, Presles HN, Vidal P, Effect of hollow heterogeneities on nitromethane detonation, in Dynamic Aspects of Detonation, (Kuhl AL, Leyer JC, Borissov AA and Sirignano WA, Eds), Progress in Astronautics and Aeronautics, AIAA Inc, 153, 432-470, 1993
  33. Gustin JL, Vidal P, The hazards of processing nitric solutions of organic diacids: experimental investigation of the slow reaction-deflagration-detonation, Proceedings of the 7th Int. Symposium on Loss Prevention and Safety Promotion in the Industry, SRP Partners, 3, 124-1,124-25, 1992
  34. Cowperthwaite M, Vidal P, Shock-change equations for classical two-dimensional detonation, in Shock Compression of Condensed Matter, (Schmidt SC, Johnson JN and Davison LW, Eds), Elsevier Science Publishers BV, 255-258, 1990
  35. Bauer P, Vidal P, Manson N, Heuzé O, Applicability of the inverse method to the determination of CJ parameters for gaseous mixtures at elevated pressures, in Dynamics of Explosions, (Kuhl AL, Bowen JR, Leyer JC and Borissov AA, Eds), Progress in Astronautics and Aeronautics, AIAA Inc, 114, 64-76, 1988 (and an oral presentation the 11th ICDERS, Warsaw, 1987)
  36. Heuzé O, Bauer P, Presles H-N, Vidal P, Application des calculs d’équilibres thermochimiques aux problèmes liés à la sécurité des procédés dans l’industrie chimique, 1st Congrès National de Génies des Procédés, Nancy, 1987

Specialist colloquia, workshops, invitations

  1. Zitoun R, Vidal P, Rodriguez V. Melguizo-Gavilanes J., A review of detonation studies applied to propulsion at Institute Pprime, Special International Workshop on Detonation for Propulsion, Warsaw, October 2020
  2. Zitoun R, Vidal P, Hansmetzger S.: Continuous rotating detonation instabilities in annular chamber: experimental observations, 8th International Workshop on Detonation for Propulsion, Xi’an, December 2018
  3. Vidal P, Zitoun R, Boulal S, Rodriguez V, Detonation dynamics in non-uniform compositions, Semi-confined steadily-rotating overdriven detonation, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, December 2017
  4. Rodriguez V, Vidal P, Zitoun R, Jourdain C, Experimental evidence of semi-confined, steadily-rotating overdriven detonation, 7th International Workshop on Detonation for Propulsion, Poitiers, December 6-8, 2017
  5. Zitoun R, Vidal P, Hansmetzger S, RDE activities and projects at Pprime Institute, 7th International Workshop on Detonation for Propulsion, Poitiers, December 6-8, 2017
  6. Vidal P, Zitoun R, Chinnayya A, Rodriguez V, Virot F, Dynamics of semi-confined detonations: experimental and numerical works at Pprime, 1st International Constant Volume and Detonation Combustion Workshop (ICVDCW), Poitiers, June 13th, 2017
  7. Zitoun R, Vidal P, Hansmetzger S, Small-scale RDE, 1st International Constant Volume and Detonation Combustion Workshop (ICVDCW), Poitiers, June 13th, 2017
  8. Vidal P, Zitoun R, Boulal S, Gineste F, Hansmetzger S, Recent experimental efforts at Pprime on detonation dynamics in gases for application to propulsion : 3 works in progress, 6th International Workshop on Detonation for Propulsion, Singapore, July 12-15, 2016
  9. Vidal P, Dynamique des détonations dans les milieux homogènes, Institut d’Astronomie et d’Astrophysique, Université de Bruxelles, 5 juillet 2004
  10. Zitoun R, Cheng G, Sarrazin Y, Vidal P, High-speed camera vizualisations of flame acceleration in Deflagration-to-Detonation processes: effect of obstacles, 2nd International Workshop on Detonation for Propulsion, Tsukuba, Sept. 2012
  11. Vidal P, Khasainov, BA, Presles HN, Desbordes D., Advances in initiation problems of detonation in homogenenous gases, Institut Henri-Poincaré, Paris, 26 novembre 2002
  12. Vidal P, Presles HN, Khasainov BA, Shock initiation and detonation extinction in homogeneous or heterogeneous explosives: some experiments and models, Workshop High-Speed Combustion in Gaseous and Condensed-Phase Energetic Materials, Institute for Mathematics and its Applications, The University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, November 8-12, 1999

Miscellaneous

  1. Jourdain C, Rodriguez V, Vidal P, Zitoun R, Avancée dans la compréhension des différents modes de la détonation rotative, Journée des Doctorants du GFC, Ecole Centrale, janvier 2019
  2. Jourdain C, Rodriguez V, Vidal P, Zitoun R, Détonation rotative surcomprimée : analyse expérimentale et numérique, Journée des Doctorants, Safran Helicopter Engines, Bordes, décembre 2018
  3. Vidal P, Zitoun R, A synthesis of recent studies on detonation and propulsion at Institut Pprime, Workshop Pressure Gain Combustion, European Working Group Meeting, Technische Universitat Berlin, June 2018
  4. Hansmetzger S, Zitoun R, Vidal P, Detonation regimes in a small-scale Rotating Detonation Engine, Colloque INCA, Safran Tech, août 2017
  5. Rodriguez V, Vidal P, Zitoun R, Jourdain C, Dynamics of rotating detonations: experimental and numerical works at Pprime, Journée INCA, Safran Tech, août 2017
  6. Vidal P, Zitoun R, Bellenoue M, Rodriguez V, Virot F, Chinnayya A, Detonation and propulsion at Pprime : overview, Workshop IDEA, Safran Tech, septembre 2016
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