EDME Research Expertise

The 4 main fields of research in the doctoral program in Mechanics are:

BIOMECHANICS

At the interface between the engineering sciences, the life sciences and the medicine.
With research groups focusing on musculo-skeletal pathologies, orthopedic implant, tissue engineering of soft and hard materials, cardio-vascular system.Theoretical, numerical and experimental approaches to combine different tools of mechanics, biology and clinical imaging.Collaborations with surgeons and industries to translate research into applications.

GEOMECHANICS

Conventional geomechanical research activities as well as research work giving priority to the protection of environment, landforms and structures from geo-hazards and industrial damage.
Experimental and modelling resources that are mobilized to understand, describe and predict the environmental impact of the new technologies such as nuclear waste disposal, and to provide tools for the up-to-date design in geo-structures.

Rock dynamics and time dependent behaviours, as well as rock-TBM interaction and fragmentation mechanics.
Tunnel support / reinforcement mechanics and tunnel durability. Slope stability and landslide hazard protection.

FLUID MECHANICS

Fostering fundamental and applied research in various fields of fluid mechanics.
Experimental fluid mechanics (flow visualization, rheometry) , numerical computations (finite-element and finite-volume techniques), theoretical developments in turbulence, rheology, and fluid dynamics.

SOLID MECHANICS

Mechanics of solids and structures with special emphases on damage and fracture of composites, reliability analysis, contact mechanics, dynamics and biomechanics.
Computational Solid Mechanics numerical methods. Believing that large-scale computations are a beneficial tool for unraveling the underlying physical phenomena behind material deformation and failure and that those, in turn, will benefit the design of structures and systems of interest to industry.