How to obtain shark’s water penetration performance ? How to copy wettability properties of lotus leaves ? Or how to get color effects with no color pigments like butterflies?
How does various surface roughness impact our feel of touch ?
Which surface texturing to reduce engine CO2 emission by limiting friction ?
How roughness influences the heat exchange?
Four academic laboratories from the University of Lyon have joined two partners from industry to address such issues and invested in the project “equipment of excellence” MANUTECH-USD (Ultrafast Surface Design).
This project aims to operate on the campus Carnot in Saint-Etienne and to develop devices to achieve high-speed multi-scale models and to characterize surfaces.
MANUTECH-USD is a multidisciplinary project that goes from the laser / matter interaction to fluid mechanics. It fits in the context of a federation of skills, recognized and historically present in the territory of the University of Lyon, in the field of Science and Surface engineering.