× Traducir a inglés (EE.UU.) Glosario Development of a simulation software for cable transportation systems. Applications to the cable car Development of a simulation software for cable transportation systems. Applications to the cable car systems



July 9, 2021


2021-03797 - × Traducir a inglés (EE.UU.) Glosario Development of a simulation software for cable transportation systems. Applications to the cable car Development of a simulation software for cable transportation systems. Applications to the cable car systems

Contract type : Fixed-term contract

Level of qualifications required : Graduate degree or equivalent

Fonction : Temporary scientific engineer

About the research centre or Inria department

Grenoble Rhône-Alpes Research Center groups together a few less than 650 people in 37 research teams and 8 research support departments.

Staff is localized on 5 campuses in Grenoble and Lyon, in close collaboration with labs, research and higher education institutions in Grenoble and Lyon, but also with the economic players in these areas.

Present in the fields of software, high-performance computing, Internet of things, image and data, but also simulation in oceanography and biology, it participates at the best level of international scientific achievements and collaborations in both Europe and the rest of the world.


The Tripop project team of INRIA and the Jean Kuntzman laboratory (LJK) is specialized in the analysis, modeling and simulation of non-regular dynamic systems with for main application in mechanics, systems with one-sided contact and Coulomb friction edge conditions. For several years, she has been working in collaboration with the STRMTG on numerical simulation methods of cable transportation systems. The objective is to better understand the dynamics of installations such as cable cars and chair lifts.


Following a thesis and a post-doc, we now have robust simulation codes written in Python. The objectives of this work are the following:

- reimplement the C++ code in the Siconos software https:// www. github.com/siconos/siconos to take advantage of the wide range of algorithms for solving the frictional contact and an efficient collision detector.

- optimize the code to improve performance. Different computationally intensive techniques will be studied and the most efficient one will be selected.

- to develop a prototype user interface to make these techniques accessible to STRMTG engineers and potentially to transportation system design offices.

These developments will be done in an open-source framework, which will allow the engineer to use this experience outside INRIA.

Main activities

The main activities involve software engineering (architecture and design) and scientific computing code development.


The required skills are above all a good command of numerical methods for Mechanics (finite elements) and a taste for code development in C++/Python, as well as a knowledge of parallel computing methods.

Benefits package
  • Subsidized meals
  • Partial reimbursement of public transport costs
  • Leave: 7 weeks of annual leave + 10 extra days off due to RTT (statutory reduction in working hours) + possibility of exceptional leave (sick children, moving home, etc.)
  • Possibility of teleworking (after 6 months of employment) and flexible organization of working hours
  • Professional equipment available (videoconferencing, loan of computer equipment, etc.)
  • Social, cultural and sports events and activities
  • Access to vocational training
  • Social security coverage
  • Remuneration

    Base of 2562€ gross / month. Wage according to the profile.

    General Information
  • Theme/Domain : Optimization and control of dynamic systems Scientific computing (BAP E)

  • Town/city : Montbonnot

  • Inria Center : CRI Grenoble - Rhône-Alpes
  • Starting date : 2021-09-01
  • Duration of contract : 6 months
  • Deadline to apply : 2021-07-09
  • Contacts
  • Inria Team : TRIPOP
  • Recruiter : Acary Vincent / vincent.acary@inria.fr
  • About Inria

    Inria is the French national research institute dedicated to digital science and technology. It employs 2,600 people. Its 200 agile project teams, generally run jointly with academic partners, include more than 3,500 scientists and engineers working to meet the challenges of digital technology, often at the interface with other disciplines. The Institute also employs numerous talents in over forty different professions. 900 research support staff contribute to the preparation and development of scientific and entrepreneurial projects that have a worldwide impact.

    Instruction to apply

    Defence Security : This position is likely to be situated in a restricted area (ZRR), as defined in Decree No. 2011-1425 relating to the protection of national scientific and technical potential (PPST).Authorisation to enter an area is granted by the director of the unit, following a favourable Ministerial decision, as defined in the decree of 3 July 2012 relating to the PPST. An unfavourable Ministerial decision in respect of a position situated in a ZRR would result in the cancellation of the appointment.

    Recruitment Policy : As part of its diversity policy, all Inria positions are accessible to people with disabilities.

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