Delphine Laboureur

 

Delphine LaboureurAssistant Professor (since 1 April 2018)
Environmental and Applied Fluid Dynamics Department

von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics
chaussée de Waterloo, 72
1640 Rhode-St-Genèse, Belgium

Phone: +32-2-359-96-11
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LinkedIN : https://www.linkedin.com/in/dlaboureur/
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RG score 19.26, RG reach 1146
GoogleScholar: h-index 7
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EDUCATION

 

2008 - 2012 PhD in Fluid Dynamics, von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics (VKI), Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium (ULB)
2006 - 2007 M.S. Fluid Dynamics, von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, postgraduate with honors
2003 - 2006 M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium (UCL)
2001 - 2003 B.S. Engineering, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium

RESEARCH AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2014 – 1 April 2018: Senior Research engineer, von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics (VKI)
Environmental and Applied Fluid Dynamics Department
von Karman Institute
The position consists in managing research projects for industry by closely working with master and PhD students, research engineers, and the technical team if the project is experimental, but also develop proposals for new research projects.


2015 – present: Adjunct Faculty:  Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center (MKOPSC) Texas A&M University
Continuing the collaboration with the Center by mentoring PhD and master student and visiting twice a year. Students research topics are related to gas and fluid dynamics (influence of random obstacles on deflagration to detonation transition, secondary dust explosion, flare design, cavitation in pipeline ruptures, LNG pool boiling and pool fire) or in risk assessment (leading indicator development related to drilling safety, and resilience engineering, human factors in offshore risk assessment).

2013 – 2014: Assistant Research Scientist: Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center (MKOPSC)  Texas A&M University
Advisor: M. Sam Mannan
The position consists in writing proposals for funding research, working with graduate students on their research as well as overseeing their day-day duties for their dissertation/thesis research, develop presentations on specific process safety engineering topics and represent the research center at professional meetings to industry and other interested groups.

2012 – 2013 Researcher - post-doctoral programme, Environmental and Applied Fluid Dynamics Department, von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics (VKI)
Advisor: Jean-Marie Buchlin and Philippe Planquart
- Unconfined Vapor Cloud Explosion (UVCE): Post-processing of experiments performed by the École des Mines d'Alès. Comparison of overpressure with VCE models (TNT, multi-energy, Strehlow,...). High-speed image processing
- Optimization of industrial process (Michelin): Computational transient thermal analysis (use of Fluent and DesignModeler)

2008 - 2012 Researcher - doctoral programme, Environmental and Applied Fluid Dynamics Department, von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics (VKI)
Advisor: Jean-Marie Buchlin and Patrick Rambaud
Experimental characterization and modeling of Hazards: BLEVE and Boilover (funded by CEA Gramat, France). Laboratory scale experiments of BLEVE and Boilover performed to better understand the apparition criteria and consequences of these accidents. Modeling of the phenomenon and their hazards based on comparison of the experimental results with literature models.

2007 - 2008 Customer Service Engineer, LMS International, Belgium
LMS is an engineering innovation partner for companies in the automotive, aerospace and other advanced manufacturing industries. Assisting customers worldwide with their application and software questions through phone, email or on-site visits.

2006 - 2007 Researcher – research master programme, Environmental and Applied Fluid Dynamics Department, von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics (VKI)
Advisor: Jérome Anthoine
Experimental investigation of Taylor flow: PIV experiments of flow injection through lateral wall due to porous plate into a rectangular channel. Comparison with LES simulations. Parametric analysis of the channel height and injection velocity to better understand conditions for different flow regimes (laminar, transitionnal, turbulent).

2005 Trainee Sedilec, Belgium
Sedilec is an energy supplier and network manager company. Development of an Access data base to record and sort Gas and Electrical activities.



LECTURES

Particulate sizing, “Ledith Seminar – Multiphase Fluids”, March 20, 2017, von Karman Institute

Portfolio Summary of Ocean Energy Safety Research Efforts, “Ocean Energy Safety Research Roadmap for the 21st Century”, October 7-8, 2014, Texas A&M University

Boilover: phenomenon, hazards, small and large scales, STO-AVT-219 Lecture Series, Source term characterization of the consequences of storage tank aggressions, von Karman Institue, 4-6 June 2013

Small Scale Experiments on Boiling Liquid Expanding Vapor Explosions: Supercritical BLEVE, Fire Protection Engineering Department, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, July 2012

AWARDS, HONORS, and SERVICE

Scientific Committee, JE-Process Safety Symposium, 10th Worlds Congress of Chemical Engineering, Barcelona, October 2017

Member of Belgian Section of the Combustion Institute – since 2017

2012: First Runner Up prize at the 20th Student Paper Competition of the ASME Pressure Vessel and Piping conference, July 2012, Toronto, Canada

2012: Finalist of the 20th Student Paper Competition of the ASME Pressure Vessel and Piping conference, July 2012, Toronto, Canada

2012: Best PhD Presentation Prize awarded by the von Karman Institute's faculty during the third Symposium on Doctoral Research, March 2012

2007: Price of Excellence for the Best experimental project - von Karman Institute

2008-2012: VKI Fellowship - von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics (PhD)

2006-2007: VKI Fellowship - von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics (M.S.)

PUBLICATIONS

Archival Journal Publications

- N. Tamim, Laboureur, D. M., Mentzer, R. A., Hasan, A. R., & Mannan, M. S. (2017). A Framework for Developing Leading Indicators for Offshore Drillwell Blowout Incidents. Process Safety and Environmental Protection, Vol. 106, February 2017, Pages 256 – 262
- D. Laboureur, Z. Han, B. Harding, A. Pineda, W. Pittman, C. Rosas, J. Jiang, M. Sam Mannan, “Case study and lessons learned of the Ammonium nitrate explosion at the West fertilizer facility”, Journal of Hazardous Materials, Vol. 308, May 2016, Pages 164–172
- J. Zhang,  D. Laboureur, Y. Liu, M. Sam Mannan, “Lessons learned from a supercritical pressure BLEVE in Nihon Dempa Kogyo Crystal Inc.”, Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries, Vol. 41, May 2016, Pages 315–322
- D. Laboureur, N. Gopalaswami, B. Zhang, Y. Liu, M. Sam Mannan. “Experimental study on propane jet fire hazards: Assessment of the main geometrical features of horizontal jet flames”. Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries, Vol. 41, May 2016, Pages 355–364
- N. Gopalaswami, Y. Liu, D. Laboureur, B. Zhang, M. Sam Mannan "Experimental study on propane jet fire hazards: Comparison of main geometrical features with empirical models." Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries, Vol. 41, May 2016, Pages 365–375
- B. Zhang, Y. Liu, D. Laboureur, and M. Sam Mannan. "Experimental study on propane jet fire hazards: Thermal Radiation." Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research Vol. 54, no. 37, 2015, Pages 9251-9256
-  D. Laboureur, A.M. Birk, P. Rambaud, J-M Buchlin, F. Heymes, L. Aprin,G. Dusserre, “A Closer Look at BLEVE Overpressure”, Process Safety and Environmental Protection, Vol. 95, 2015, Pages 159-171
- M. Sam Mannan, S. Sachdeva, H. Chen, O. Reyes-Valdes, Y. Liu and D. Laboureur,  “Trends and Challenge in Process Safety”, AIChE Journal, Vol. 61, no. 11, 2015, Pages 3558-3569
- N. Gopalaswami, D. Laboureur, R. Mentzer and M. Sam Mannan, “Quantification of turbulence in cryogenic liquid using high speed flow visualization”, Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries, 2015
 - S. Sachdeva, D. Laboureur, Z. Han, S. Janardanan, W. Zhu, M. Sam Mannan,  “Reactive Chemistry in the CPI”, Chemical Engineering Magazine, October 2014
- D. Laboureur, F. Heymes, E. Lapebie, J.M. Buchlin, P. Rambaud, “BLEVE overpressure: Multiscale comparison of blast wave modeling”, Process Safety Progress, Vol. 33, No. 3, 2014, Pages 274-284
- D. Laboureur, L. Aprin, A. Osmont, J.M. Buchlin, P. Rambaud, “Small scale thin-layer boilover experiments: Physical understanding and modeling of the water sub-layer boiling and the flame enlargement”, Journal of Loss Prevention In the Process Industries, Vol. 26, No. 6, 2013 Pages 1380-1389
- D. Laboureur, B. Toth, J. Anthoine, “Investigation of the Taylor-Culick Flow Through Particle Image Velocimetry and Numerical Simulation”, AIAA Journal, Vol. 48, No. 6, 2010, Pages 1077-1084

Thesis / Book chapters / Reports

- D. Laboureur, P. Jain, W. Zhu, M. Zeng, R. Liu, S. Sachdeva, J. Pettigrew and M. Sam Mannan, “Inventory of Ocean Energy Safety Related databases”, OESI report, 2015
- OESI, “Portfolio Summary of Ocean Energy Safety Research Efforts”, 2014 (contributing author)
- OESI, Proceedings of the “Ocean Energy Safety Research Roadmap for the 21st Century”, October 7-8 2014, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX (contributing author)
- OESI, Proceedings of the “Eliminating Barriers to Data Sharing, and Solutions”, August 12-13 2014, University of Houston, TX (contributing author)
- OESI, Proceedings of the “Risk Awareness, Risk Perception and Using the Awareness and Perception in Making Operational Decisions on a Continuing basis in oil and gas operations”, May 12-13 2014, University of Houston, TX (contributing author)
- D. Laboureur, Boilover: phenomenon, hazards, small and large scales", Source term characterization of the consequences of storage tank aggressions, 4-6 June 2013 (STO-AVT-219-VKI Lecture Series), von Karman, Institute, Rhode-St-Genese, Belgium
- D. Laboureur, Experimental Characterization and Modeling of hazards: BLEVE and Boilover, PhD thesis, Université Libre de Bruxelles, published by von Karman Institute, 2012

In Proceedings - Peer reviewed

- B. Zhang, Y. Liu, D. Laboureur, M. Sam Mannan, “Experimental Study on Propane Jet Fire Hazards: Thermal Radiation", 11th Global Congress on Process Safety, April 2015, Austin, TX
- J.M. Buchlin, D. Laboureur, P. Planquart, M. Renard, “Modélisation d'un régénérateur a rouleaux", Congres Français de thermique, SFT2013, Gerardmer 28-31 mai 2013
- D. Laboureur, P. Rambaud, J.M. Buchlin, “Small scale experiments on Boiling Liquid Expanding Vapor Explosions: Supercritical BLEVE", ASME 2012 Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference, 15-19, July, Toronto, Canada
- D. Laboureur, F. Heymes, L. Aprin, P. Rambaud, J.M. Buchlin, “BLEVE Overpressure: Small Scale Experiments and Multi-Scale Comparison with Literature Survey of Blast Wave Modeling", 8th Global Congress on Process Safety, April 1-4, Houston, TX
- D. Laboureur, J.M. Buchlin, P. Rambaud, L. Aprin, G. Dusserre, “Expérimentations a petite échelle du phénomene de Boilover", Congres Français de thermique, Le Touquet 25-28 mai 2010, SFT2010, Vol. 18, No. 1, Pages 345-350
- D. Laboureur, B. Toth, J. Anthoine, “Experimental and Numerical Investigation of Taylor Flow in a Cold Flow Model of SRM", 44th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit, Hartford, CT, July 21-23, 2008, AIAA-2008-5052

In Proceedings

- C. Fouchier, D. Laboureur, L. Youinou, J.M. Buchlin, « Experimental investigation of blast wave propagation in an urban environment”, Proceedings of the 19th Annual International Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Symposium, October 2016
- C. Rosas, D. Laboureur, E.L. Petersen and M.S. Mannan, “Comparison of Deflagration-to-Detonation Transition (DDT) Experimental Results With Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Predictions,” Proceedings of the 18th Annual International Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center Symposium – Beyond Regulatory Compliance: Making Safety Second Nature, College Station, Texas, October 27-29, 2015, pp. 1214-1226.
- N. Tamim, D.M. Laboureur, R.A. Mentzer, M.S. Mannan and A.R. Hasan, “A Framework for Developing Leading Indicators for Offshore Drillwell Blowout Incidents,” Proceedings of HAZARDS 26, Institution of Chemical Engineers, Edinburgh, UK, May 24-26, 2016.
- D. Laboureur, B. Zhang, Y. Liu, N. Gopalaswami, M. Sam Mannan, “Experimental study on propane jet fire hazards: Assessment of the main geometrical features of horizontal jet flames", Proceedings of the 17th Annual International Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Symposium, October 2014
- Y. Liu, N. Gopalaswami, D. Laboureur, B. Zhang, M. Sam Mannan, “Experimental Study on Propane Jet Fires: Comparison on Geometrical Features between Experiments and Empirical Models”, Proceedings of the 17th Annual International Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Symposium, October 2014
- B. Zhang, Y. Liu, D. Laboureur, M. Sam Mannan, “Experimental study on propane jet fire hazards: Thermal Radiation”, Proceedings of the 17th Annual International Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Symposium, October 2014
- J. Zhang, D. Laboureur, Y. Liu, M. Sam Mannan, “A Supercritical Pressure BLEVE in Nihon Dempa Kogyo Crystal Inc.”, Proceedings of the 17th Annual International Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Symposium, October 2014
- D. Laboureur, J.M. Buchlin, P. Rambaud, “Experimental characterization and modeling of hazards: Small scale Boilover Experiments", Summaries of VKIs Doctoral Candidate Research, 2011-2012, von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics
- D. Laboureur, J.M. Buchlin, P. Rambaud, L. Aprin, F. Heymes, “Small scale experiments on Boiling Liquid Expanding Vapor Explosions", Workshop Tiems Ales-Nimes (France), 22-23 June 2011
-  D. Laboureur, J.M. Buchlin, P. Rambaud, “Experimental characterization and modeling of hazards : BLEVE and Boilover", Summaries of VKIs Doctoral Candidate Research, 2010-2011, von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, 2011, Pages 145-151
- D. Laboureur, J.M. Buchlin, P. Rambaud, “Experimental characterization and modeling of hazards : BLEVE and Boilover", Summaries of VKIs Doctoral Candidate Research, 2009-2010, von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, 2010, Pages 249-254
- D. Laboureur, J-M. Buchlin, P. Rambaud, F. Heymes, G. Dusserre, “Small scale experiments of Boilover: Understanding of Boilover phenomenology", International Conference on Multiscale Complex Fluid Flows and Interfacial Phenomena, Multiflow 2010, Brussels (Belgium), November 8-10, 2010

 
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