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Dec-12-2016 | Oxand is proud of Mehdi Asali’s brilliant doctoral thesis defence

Mehdi Asali, R&D consultant and engineer at Oxand for the past 5 years, brilliantly defended his doctoral thesis at EDF/Lab in Saclay. His PhD, which was prepared in collaboration  with the Laboratoire de Mécanique de Lille, deals essentially with the long- term behaviour of nuclear reactor buildings under severe environment and predictive leakage calculation. It is entitled: “Modelling and forecasting the thermo-hydro-mechanical behaviour of a concrete wall. Practical applications to inner containments of nuclear reactor buildings.”

This work demonstrates the capacity today to predict in an industrial way, the complex behaviour of nuclear reactor buildings and more especially the potential flow trough concrete during decennial flow tests. This work, in line with Oxand’s development strategy, also confirms our expertise and involvement in the domain.
After his presentation, Mehdi answered the specific questions of the jury, gathering scientists, researchers and representatives of public and private research organisations. (ENS, CEA, LMDC, IFSTTAR, EDF R&D, EDF Septen, 3S-R…).

Following the jury’s deliberations, a drink was shared in the EDF/Lab lobby in a very friendly atmosphere: quite a few of Mehdi’s colleagues from Oxand insisted on attending his defence and on encouraging him.

« Congratulations to Mehdi and everyone who contributed to this success », Bruno GERARD, Founder & President of Oxand declares. “Particularly Mehdi’s co-supervisors: Dr. Bruno Capra  and Prof. Jacky Mazars from Oxand,  as well as his family who supported him over the PHD preparation.”



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