Located in the heart of Toulouse on an island in the Garonne, IMFT is developing a wide range of research into the physical and chemical phenomena present in fluid flows. The fields of application are varied in Engineering Sciences (nuclear engineering, petroleum engineering, aeronautics and space, land transport, combustion and reactive media, transformation of energy and matter), the mechanics of living things and environmental fluid mechanics..
The IMFT is a Joint Research Unit (UMR 5502) placed under the shared authority of :
The CNRS, Toulouse INP (ENSEEIHT) and Toulouse III University – Paul Sabatier.
The IMFT has a long history that is inseparable from the technological development of the Midi-Pyrénées region, a history that began in 1913 with the hydroelectric development of the Pyrenées and the development of the aeronautics industry. Created in 1918 a few years after the ENSEEIHT, the institute was initially a hydraulic research laboratory known for its experimental studies on reduced models. Nowadays, the institute is focused on experimentation, modeling and numerical simulation, and has become one of the leading research laboratories in fluid mechanics in Europe.