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

  • Message sans titre
    A workshop on granular media will be held next tuesday (november, 21th, 2017) in Rennes. The program is available here.
    Posted Nov 16, 2017, 11:09 PM by Patrick Richard
  • 2018: first paper!
    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 now been assigned to an issue of Road Materials and Pavement Design. Click here.
    Posted Nov 16, 2017, 10:57 PM by Patrick Richard
  • 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
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