Patrick Richard's homepage - granular materials

Patrick RICHARD  

Physicist (directeur de recherche) at the GPEM Lab, IFSTTAR, University of Nantes Angers Le Mans, France 

Office: Batiment Feret,
IFSTTAR Site de Nantes,
Université Nantes Angers Le Mans (LUNAM)
44344 Bouguenais cedex

Phone: +33 240 845 941
Fax: +33 240 845 993
Email: patrick.richard[(at)]

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I study the physics and mechanics of granular media and other disordered materials.

My main research subjects are granular packings, crushing, granular flows and optimization of processes involving granular materials.

Patrick Richard, physicist working on granular materials, IFSTTAR Nantes

Lastest news

  • 5 new conference papers!
    5 new proceedings from the Powders and Grains 2017 conference are available in my "proceedings page". They can be download from the EPJ Web of Conferences  page.
    Posted Jul 5, 2017, 3:20 AM by Patrick Richard
  • Interesting tweet by @CanJChemEng
    Posted Jan 16, 2017, 3:19 AM by Patrick Richard
  • Heat Convection and Radiation in Flighted Rotary Kilns:A Minimal Model published!
    Our paper "Heat Convection and Radiation in Flighted Rotary Kilns:A Minimal Model" has been published in The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering. Click here!
    Posted Dec 12, 2016, 7:06 AM by Patrick Richard
  • New paper accepted for publication in Road Materials and Pavement Design!
    The paper entitled "Influence of the asphalt composition upon the thermodynamics performance of mixing plant" written by L. Le Guen, F. Huchet, M. Piton, P. Richard, B. Cazacliu, P. Semelle, J. Matheus,  H. Riche and P. Tamagny has been accepted for publication in Road Materials and Pavement Design.
    Posted Oct 17, 2016, 11:13 AM by Patrick Richard
  • New paper accepted!
    The paper entilted "Torsional shear flow of granular materials: shear localization and minimum energy principle" written with Riccardo Artoni has been accepted for publication in the journal "Computational Particle Mechanics". A preprint version will be available here ASAP.
    Posted Oct 10, 2016, 5:12 AM by Patrick Richard
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