Institute of Fluid Mechanics of Toulouse
The Institute of Fluid Mechanics of Toulouse (IMFT) is a dual research unit which involves the CNRS, INP Toulouse and Toulouse 3 University. It contains around 200 staff members (65 researchers and lecturers, 35 staff of research support, 80 doctoral students and 20 post-doctoral students) for which it represents one of the most powerful French and even European innovative research and training potential in the ground of fluid mechanics, both in terms of size and spectrum. The research themes enclosed and the possibility of their application. Situated in the heart of Toulouse on an island in the Garonne, the laboratory advances a varied range of research that covers almost the fundamental facets related with the physical phenomena tangled in the flows and their mathematical explanation. The research in fluid mechanics was originated in 1920 in the electrotechnical institute of Toulouse (IET), which focuses on river hydraulics. In 1930, applying a national policy to support the aeronautics industry, the Air Ministry and the University of Toulouse formally created the Institute of Fluid Mechanics in Toulouse, based on the electro- Toulouse (IET). In 1940, the Institute welcomed the personnel and equipment of the Institute of Fluid Mechanics in Lille 1. The Institute is attached to the National Polytechnic Institute of Toulouse (INPT) through the ENSEEIHT , the Paul Sabatier University and the CNRS . He specializes in research in hydraulics and fluid mechanics.