Jean Rabault

Doctoral Research Fellow - Mechanics
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Visiting address Ullevål stadion Sognsveien 77 B 0855 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1053 Blindern 0316 OSLO
Other affiliations Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences (Student)

You can learn more about me on linkedin: The most recent overview over my publications is available on Google Scholar:

Academic interests

Fluid Mechanics, both numerical and experimental. Current project (PhD work): study of the propagation of water waves in ice-covered sea. PIV measurements in the lab, measurements on the field in Svalbard.


Jan. 2015 - now            : PhD student, Oslo University Norway. Project ''Experiments on waves in oil and ice''.

July 2014 - Jan. 2015   : Master Thesis, Scania C.V. A.B., Södertälje Sweden. PIV study of the intake flow in a parallel valves Diesel engine cylinder.

Sept. 2013 - Jun. 2014 : KTH, Stockholm Sweden, Double Degree, both Masters' and Civilingenjör degrees. Specialisation in Fluid Mechanics.

Aug. 2010 - Sept. 2013: École Polytechnique, Palaiseau France. Masters' and Civil Engineer degrees.

Sept. 2008 - Jun. 2010 : Classes prépartoires, two years of intensive training preparing for the competitive exams determining entrance to the French engineering schools.

Other experience

Aprl. 2013 - July 2013 : Research Internship, KTH Stockholm Sweden. Study by DNS simulations of the rheology of complex suspensions.

July 2012 - Aug. 2012 : Quality engineer on the Soyouz launchpad at CSG (Europe Spaceport), Kourou French Guyana. Study of the thermal protection of the Soyouz launchpad.

Aug. 2010 - April 2011: Officer school training and thereafter second head of platoon, French Mechanized Infantry. Military period, part of the École Polytechnique training.


Fluid Mechanics, PIV, PTV, Experiments, Field work

Personal website

Content for the courses I participate in teaching, together with a variety of scientific, research and hobby interests related posts, can be found on my website:



Tags: Mechanics, Fluid mechanics


Rabault, J.; Sutherland, G.; Jensen, A. (2018). Novel Field and Laboratory Observations of Wave-ice Interactions in Various Sea Ice Types. Invited speaker, 2018 SIAM Conference on Nonlinear Waves and Coherent Structures.

Sutherland, G.; Christensen, K.H.; Rabault, J.; Jensen, A. (2018). A new look at wave dissipation in the marginal ice zone. ArXiv.

Rabault, J; Fauli, R.A.; Carlson, A. (2018). Curving to fly; synthetic evolution of helicopter seeds finds sweet-spot in wing curvature for optimal lift. Bulletin of the American Physical Society.

Rabault, J.; Kolaas, J.; Jensen, A. (2017). Performing Particle Image Velocimetry using Artificial Neural Networks: a proof-of-concept. Measurement Science and Technology

Sutherland, G; Rabault, J.; Jensen, A. (2017). A method to estimate reflection and directional spread using rotary spectra from accelerometers on large ice floes. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology.

Marchenko, A.; Rabault, J.; Sutherland, G.; Collins, C. O. III; Wadhams, P; Chumakov, M. (2017). Field observations and preliminary investigations of a wave event in solid drift ice in the Barents Sea. Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Port and Ocean Engineering under Arctic Conditions.

Rabault, J; Sutherland, G.; Gundersen, O.; Jensen, A. (2017). Measurements of wave damping by a grease ice slick in Svalbard using off-the-shelf sensors and open-source electronics. Journal of Glaciology.

Rabault, J.; Sutherland, G.; Jensen, A. (2017). Investigation of wave damping by grease ice through field measurements and laboratory experiments. 5th Norway Scotland Wave Symposium.

Sutherland, G.; Rabault, J.; Jensen, A. (2017). A Look at the Directional Spread in Sea Ice: Observations from the Barents Sea. 5th Norway Scotland Wave Symposium.

Sutherland, G.; Halsne, T.; Rabault, J.; Jensen, A. (2017). The attenuation of monochromatic surface waves due to the presence of an inextensible cover. Wave Motion.

Rabault, J.; Vernet, J. A.; Lindgren, B.; Alfredsson, P. H. (2016). A study using PIV of the intake flow in a diesel engine cylinder. International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow.

Rabault, J.; Halsne, T.; Sutherland, G. & Jensen, A. (2016). PTV investigation of the mean drift currents under water waves. 18th International Symposium on the Application of Laser and Imaging Techniques to Fluid Mechanics.

Sutherland, G. & Rabault, J. (2016). Observations of wave dispersion and attenuation in landfast ice. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans.

Rabault, J.; Sutherland, G.; Ward, B.; Christensen, K.H.; Halsne, T.; Jensen, A. (2016). Measurements of Waves in Landfast Ice Using Inertial Motion Units. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing.

Rabault, J. et all. (2016). Measurements of waves in Landfast Ice in Svalbard: Effect of flexural stress on waves properties. Invited Poster, 2016 Ocean Sciences Meeting.

Zhu, L.; Rabault, J. & Brandt, L. (2015). The dynamics of a capsule in a wall-bounded oscillating shear flow. Physics of fluids.

Rabault, J.; Vernet, J. A.; Lindgren, B. & Alfredsson, P. H. (2015) A study using Stereoscopic Particle Image Velocimetry of the Intake Flow in an Engine Cylinder. International Conference on Jets, Wakes and Separated Flows.

Rabault, J.; Sutherland, G.; Christensen, K.H.; Halsne, T. & Jensen, A. (2015). Measurements of waves in ice using IMUs: instruments assessment and wave detection in landfast ice in Svalbard. 4th Norway Scotland Wave Symposium.

Sutherland, G.; Rabault, J.; Halsne, T.; Jensen, A. & Christensen, K. (2015). Dispersion, attenuation, and the directional spectra of waves in landfast ice: Observations from Tempelfjorden, Svalbard.  4th Norway Scotland Wave Symposium.

Alfredsson, P. H.; Rabault, J.; Vernet, J. A. & Lindgren, B. (2015). PIV investigation of the intake flow in a parallel valves diesel engine cylinder. Bulletin of the American Physical Society60.

Rabault, J. (2015). PIV Investigation of the Intake Flow in a Parallel Valves Diesel Engine Cylinder. Master Thesis, KTH Stockholm.

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