Curriculum Vitae

Centro de Ciências e Tecnologias Nucleares (C2TN)


Name: Vincent
Surnames: Debut
Born: 12/03/1978, France
Nationality: French

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  • 2004 - Ph.D in Acoustics, Université Aix-Marseille 2, France.
  • 2001 – M.Sc in Applied Acoustics, Université du Maine, France.
  • 2001 - Physics Engineer, Institut National des Sciences Appliquées, Toulouse, France.

Professional Employment Career

  • Since 2008 – Assistant Researcher (contract), Applied Dynamics Laboratory, Instituto Tecnológico e Nuclear (ITN/ADL), Portugal.
  • 2001-2004 – Laboratoire de Mécanique et d’Acoustique (LMA), Marseille, France.

Fellowships and Training

  • 2006-2007 – Post Doctoral Fellow, ITN/ADL.
  • 2001-2004 – Ph.D and M.Sc student, LMA.
  • 2000 – Engineer training period. Laboratoire d’Acoustique Musicale, Paris, France.
  • 1999-2000. Training period. Laboratoire de Physique de la Matière Condensée, Toulouse, France.
  • 1999 – Training period. Laboratoire Acoustique, Organologie, Musique et Musicologie, Toulouse.

Scientific Specialization

  • Vibrations and Acoustics.

Main Scientific Area of Research

  • Modeling nonlinear dynamics.
  • System and source identification.
  • Flow-induced vibration and noise.
  • Fluid-structure interaction phenomena.
  • Experimental modal analysis.
  • Musical Acoustics.

Teaching Activities

  • Since 2010 – Invited Professor, Acoustics and Music Acoustics, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, FCSH-UNL, Lisbon, Portugal.
  • 2008-2010 – Lecturer, Music Acoustics, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, FCSH-UNL, Lisbon, Portugal.
  • 2001-2004 – Laboratory class, Electronics, Université Aix-Marseille 2, France.

Participation in Projects

  • 2010-2013 – "BELLTUNE - Advanced methods for non-destructive historical bell tuning and the restoration of Mafra carillons". Team member.
  • 2010-2012 – "Dynamical analysis and improvements on the Portuguese guitar strings and string-body interaction". Team member.
  • 2010-2012 – "Fault detection in rotating machinery". Coordinator.
  • 2005-2008 – "Optimization of the noise reduction in tubular heat-exchangers". Team member.

Student Supervision

  • R. Tapadinhas. Experimental assertion of the effects of playing on the sound quality of string instruments, MSc, Escola Superior de Musica de Lisboa, under completion.
  • M. Carvalho. Acoustic characterization of the Mafra carrillon bells, MSc, FCSH-UNL, 2012.
  • C. Bersac. Identification of the dynamical bow-string friction interaction force from vibratory measurements using inverse methods. Ecole Nationale des Arts et Metiers (Paris), 2008.

Scientific Works

  • Thesis: Two studies of a clarinet-like musical instrument: analysis of the eigen frequencies and calculations of the self-sustained oscillations by modal decomposition, Université Aix-Marseille 2.
  • Author or co-author of 5 original publications in international peer-reviewed Journals.
  • 26 lectures, oral presentations and communications to national and international conferences.Selected

Selected Publications

  • X. Delaune, P. Piteau, V. Debut and J. Antunes, "Experimental validation of inverse modal techniques for remote identification of impact forces in gap-supported systems subjected to local and flow turbulence excitations”. In J. Pressure Vessel Technol., 2011, Issue 5, 051301.
  • V. Debut, X. Delaune and J. Antunes, "Identification of the nonlinear excitation force acting on a bowed string using the dynamical responses at remote location”. In International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, 2010, Volume 52, pp. 1419--1436.
  • X. Delaune, J. Antunes, V. Debut, P. Piteau and L. Borsoi, "Modal Techniques for Remote Identification of Nonlinear Reactions at Gap-Supported Tubes Under Turbulent Excitation”. In J. Pressure Vessel Technol., 2010, Volume 132, Issue 3, 031801.
  • V. Debut, J. Kergomard and F. Laloe, "Analysis and optimization of the tuning of the twelfths for a clarinet resonator”, Applied Acoustics, 2005, pp.365-409.
  • J. Kergomard, V. Debut and D. Matignon , "Resonance modes in a one-dimensional medium with two purely resistive boundaries: calculation,method, orthogonality and completeness”, J. Acoust. Soc. Am, 2006, pp. 1356 -1367.