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Christophe VASSE ENSEEIHT Engineer,

6 rue de la libération
77760 LA CHAPELLE LA REINE
Hydraulics and Fluid Mechanics Branch
FRANCE
vassech@wanadoo.fr
+33 6 50 78 41 10

EXPERIENCED CALCULATION ENGINEER


Fluent English

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS
- Create 2D and 3D meshes
- Develop numerical models on Finite Element Method calculation codes
- Analyze and interpret stress and strain fields
- Develop a multidisciplinary study program, plan the activity of a laboratory
- Provide technical support to customers, interface with the sales teams
- Integrate the environmental aspects into the technical studies
PUBLICATIONS AND CONFERENCES
- ASME Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference, 2009, publication awarded by :
PVP ASME Conference Award for the Outstanding Technical Paper from the Computer Technology Technical Committee
- Structural Mechanics in Reactor Technology SMiRT 20, 2009
- Society of Tribologists and Lubrification Engineers Conference, 2008

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2005-to date RESEARCH ENGINEER – EDF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
Mission : numerical calculations specialist for the sealing of nuclear power stations valves
- Mechanical calculations on Finite Element Method codes :
 Non linear models with contact and friction
 Experimental and numerical identification of the materials behaviour laws
 Post-treatments to validate the sealing and operability criteria
- Definition and supervision of the tests performed to validate the numerical models
- Analysis of the tests results : validation of the predicted stresses and friction forces
- EDF/INSA Lyon partnership steering, supervision of a PhD student
2000-2005 RESEARCH ENGINEER – EDF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
Mission : waste water treatment specialist
- Technical studies before design of new equipments
- Technical support on existing equipments
Development of innovative treatment processes
- On-site environmental diagnoses (energy consumption and noise reduction, environmental
regulations, etc.)
1999-2000 SOFTWARE ENGINEER – POCLAIN HYDRAULICS INDUSTRY
- Development of control softwares for hydrostatic transmissions
- Reliability enhancement, softwares upgrades
- Technical support to Poclain sales teams and European customers (U-K, Italy)
1998 AEROSPATIALE – 4 MONTHS INTERNSHIP
Calculation of the pressure elevation in a pylon fairing structure equipped with overpressure relief doors
1997 TOULOUSE FLUID MECHANICS INSTITUTE (IMFT) – 4 MONTHS INTERNSHIP
Characterization of a biphasic flow through laser observation and digital image processing
INTERESTS
Writing (fiction novels)
Vice-president of EDF R&D Les Renardières volley-ball club
Active member of the Executives and Entrepreneurs Club 77 (Club des Cadres et des Entrepreneurs 77 –CCE77)