Recent Publications


Goupil, Ch., Ouerdane, H., Herbert, E., D'Angelo, Y., Goupil, Cl. Thermodynamics of metabolic energy conversion under muscle load; New Journal of Physics}, 21, 023021, (2019). [1]


Eric Herbert, Cyprien Morize, Aurélie Louis–Napoléon, Christophe Goupil, Pierre Jop and Yves D'Angelo, Buoyancy-driven destabilization of an immersed granular bed, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, volume 843, pages 778-809, 2018.[2]

A. Risseh, H.-P. Nee and C. Goupil, "Electrical Power Conditioning System for Thermoelectric Waste Heat Recovery in Commercial Vehicles," IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON TRANSPORTATION ELECTRIFICATION, no. 99, 2018. [3]

Julien Ramousse and Christophe Goupil Chart for Thermoelectric Systems Operation Based on a Ternary Diagram for Bithermal Systems Entropy volume 20 (9), pages 666-682, 2018. [4]


E. Thiébaut, C. Goupil, F. Pesty, Y. D’Angelo, G. Guégan & P. Lecoeur, Maximization of the Thermoelectric Cooling of a Graded Peltier Device by Analytical Heat-Equation Resolution, Physical Review Applied, 8, 064003, December 2017 [5]

C. Morize, E. Herbert, and A. Sauret, Resuspension threshold of a granular bed by localized heating, Phys. Rev. E 96, 032903 (2017) [6]

E Albin, R Knikker, S Xin, C O Paschereit & Y D’Angelo, Computational assessment of curvatures and principal directions of implicit surfaces from 3D scalar data, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Mathematical Methods for Curves and Surfaces, Revised selected papers, Springer, 2017, [7]

Y. Apertet, H. Ouerdane, C. Goupil and Ph. Lecoeur, True nature of the Curzon-Ahlborn efficiency, Physical Review E 96, 022119 (2017) [8]

C. Goupil, H. Ouerdane, E. Herbert, and Y. D'Angelo Thermodynamics of metabolic energy conversion, Posted on ArXiv (2017 v1 & 2018 v2) [9]

P. Bénard, V. Moureau, G. Lartigue, Y. D'Angelo Large-Eddy Simulation of a hydrogen enriched methane/air meso-scale combustor International Journal of Hydrogen Energy Volume 42, Issue 4, 26 January 2017, Pages 2397-2410 [10]


C. Goupil, H. Ouerdane, E. Herbert, G. Benenti, Y. D’Angelo and Ph. Lecoeur; Closed loop approach to thermodynamics, Phys. Rev. E 94, 032136 – Published 29 September 2016. [11]

Y. Apertet, H. Ouerdane, C. Goupil, and Ph. Lecoeur; A note on the electrochemical nature of the thermoelectric power Eur. Phys. J. Plus 131: 76 (2016) [12]

Book: Continuum Theory and Modeling of Thermoelectric Elements; Christophe Goupil (Editor), Wiley january 2016,


Y. Apertet, H. Ouerdane, C. Goupil, Ph. Lecoeur Equivalent parameters for series thermoelectrics Energy Conversion and Management, 93, 15, Pages 160-165, (2015)

H. Ouerdane, Y. Apertet, C. Goupil, and Ph. Lecoeur Continuity and boundary conditions in thermodynamics: From Carnot's efficiency to efficiencies at maximum power Eur. Phys. J. Special Topics 224, 839-864 (2015)

H. Ouerdane, A. A. Varlamov, A. V. Kavokin, C. Goupil, and C. B. Vining Enhanced thermoelectric coupling near electronic phase transition: the role of fluctuation Cooper pairs Physical Review B 91, 100501 (R) (2015)

J.G. Stockholm, C. Goupil, P. Maussion and H. Ouerdane Transient Thermoelectric Generator: An Active Load Story Journal of Electronic Materials, 44, 6, (2015)

P. Bénard, G. Balarac, V. Moureau, C. Dobrzynski, G. Lartigue, Y. D'Angelo, Mesh adaptation for large-eddy simulations in complex geometries, Int. Journal Numerical Methods in Fluids, 2015 [13]

M. Sjostrand-Cuif & Y. D’Angelo, DNS Analysis of a cubic meso-scale combustion chamber : I. Cold flow topology & dynamics, European Journal of Mechanics - B/Fluids, Volume 52, July–August 2015, Pages 55–67, [14]


Y. Apertet, H. Ouerdane, C. Goupil, and Ph. Lecœur Influence of thermal environment on optimal working conditions of thermoelectric generators, J. Appl. Phys. 116, 144901 (2014)

Y. Apertet, H. Ouerdane, C. Goupil, and Ph. Lecœur Revisiting Feynman's ratchet with thermoelectric transport theory Physical Review E vol. 90, 012113 (2014)

Y. Apertet, H. Ouerdane, C. Goupil, and Ph. Lecœur On the distinction between maximum power and maximum efficiency working conditions for thermoelectric generators, Journal of Applied Physics 116, 144901 (2014)

Y. Apertet, H. Ouerdane, C. Goupil, and Ph. Lecœur Comment on "Effective thermal conductivity in thermoelectric materials" Journal of Applied Physics 115, 126101 (2014)

Y. Thimont, Q. Lognoné, C. Goupil, F. Gascoin, E. Guilmeau Design of Apparatus for Ni/Mg Si and Ni/MnSi Contact Resistance Determination for Thermoelectric Legs Journal of Electronic Materials vol. 43 , 2023-2028 (2014 )


Y. Apertet, H. Ouerdane, C. Goupil, and Ph. Lecœur From local force-flux relationships to internal dissipations and their impact on heat engine performance: The illustrative case of a thermoelectric generator Physical Review E vol. 88, 022137 (2013)

Y. Apertet, H. Ouerdane, O. Glavatskaya, and Ph. Lecœur Comment on "Optimal working conditions for thermoelectric generators with realistic thermal coupling" by Apertet Y. et al. Reply Europhysics Letters vol. 101, 68008 (2013)

W Seifert, G J Snyder, E Toberer, Ch Goupil, K Zabrocki, E Müller The self-compatibility effect in graded thermoelectric cooler elements Physica Status Solidi (a) vol. 210, pages 1407--1417 (2013)

A. Abbout, H. Ouerdane, and C. Goupil Mesoscopic thermoelectric transport near zero transmission energies Physical Review B vol. 87, 155410 (2013)

Y. Apertet, H. Ouerdane, A. Michot, C. Goupil, and Ph. Lecœur On the efficiency at maximum cooling power Europhysics Letters vol. 103, 40001 (2013)

G. Fraisse, J. Ramousse, D. Sgorlon, et C. Goupil Comparison of different modeling approaches for thermoelectric elements Energy Conversion and Management vol. 65, 351-356 (2013)

M. Sjostrand-Cuif, Y. D'Angelo & E. Albin, No-slip Wall Acoustic Boundary Condition treatment in the Incompressible Limit, Computers and Fluids,Volume 86, Pages 92–102, November 2013. [15]

R.A. Rego, Y. D’Angelo & G. Joulin, On nonlinear model equations for the response of premixed flames to acoustic like accelerations, Combustion Theory & Modelling, 2013 [16]

E. Albin, H. Nawroth, S. Göke, Y. D’Angelo, C.O Paschereit, Experimental investigation of burning velocities of ultra-wet methane-air-steam mixtures, Fuel Processing Technology, Volume 107, Pages 27-35, 2013 [17]


Y. Apertet, H. Ouerdane, C. Goupil, and Ph. Lecœur Efficiency at maximum power of thermally coupled heat engines Physical Review E vol. 85, 041144 (2012)

Y. Apertet, H. Ouerdane, C. Goupil, and Ph. Lecœur Irreversibilities and efficiency at maximum power of heat engines: The illustrative case of a thermoelectric generator Physical Review E vol. 85, 031116 (2012)

Y. Apertet, H. Ouerdane, C. Goupil, and Ph. Lecœur Thermoelectric internal current loops inside inhomogeneous systems Physical Review B vol. 85, 033201 (2012)

M. Lazard, C. Goupil, G. Fraisse, H. Sherrer Thermoelectric quadrupole of a leg to model transient state Journal of Power and Energy vol. 226, 277-282 (2012)

Y. Apertet, H. Ouerdane, O. Glavatskaya, C. Goupil and Ph. Lecœur Optimal working conditions for thermoelectric generators with realistic thermal coupling Europhysics Letters vol. 97, 28001 (2012)

E. Albin & Y. D’Angelo, Assessment of the Evolution Equation Modelling approach for three-dimensional expanding wrinkled premixed flames, Combustion & Flame, May 2012, [18]

J. Dombard, B. Leveugle, L. Selle, J. Réveillon, T. Poinsot & Y. D'Angelo, Modeling heat transfer in diluted two-phase flows using the Mesoscopic Eulerian Formalism, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, February 2012, [19]

E. Albin, Y. D'Angelo & L. Vervisch, Using staggered grids with acoustic boundary conditions when solving compressible reactive Navier-Stokes equations, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, February 2012, [20]