AREP L'hypercube : the research and modelling team dedicated to building physics

These pages are intended to present the necessary theoretical background for calculating the physics of phenomena occurring in open and semi-open environments (e. g. train stations and their urban environment): comfort, air flows, air quality, pollution...

You will therefore find content on urban scale air flows, physiological models for thermal comfort and indoor air quality, particularly in underground stations.

Within AREP, the team - made up of doctors, engineers and architects - enables the computation of physics in and around semi-open spaces. As commercial softwares do not allow to simulate reliably these phenomena, we developed a coupling of different numerical tools, as well as intensive and parallel computing methods.


Paris Austerlitz train station

Annual modelling of indoor spatial comfort in Paris Austerlitz train station. A study about possible variants for improving thermal comfort. Read more.

Testing the new Paraview 5.8!

Aeraulic study of dominant winds on a project. (and tests of the new features of Paraview 5.8: Ray Tracing!!!). Read more.

IBPSA 2019

Thermal Comfort and Natural Ventilation means a lot to us! Our researchers, ... Read more.



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