Semester and Master Projects

Our lab is always looking for motivated students wishing to discover computational solid mechanics through challenging research topics and/or practical applications. We try to provide unique project subjects, tailored to the student and related to research relevant to the laboratory, such as:

  • fracture and damage mechanics
  • numerical methods (finite elements, boundary elements, coupling methods, homogenization, etc.)
  • structural analysis
  • contact mechanics, tribology
  • discrete and atomistic modeling
  • high performance computing
  • material modeling
  • and many more…

The complete list of available projects can be found here, only shortly before each semester. We often engage in collaborations with other labs and universities. We are also open to suggestions for project topics. If you have an idea for a project you wish to do within our lab, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Former student projects

Below is a non-exhaustive list of previous projects done by students of LSMS.

Inverse Modelling and Predictive Inference in Continuum Mechanics: a Data-Driven Approach

C. Capelo 

2020-02-03.

Variational phase-field study of adhesive wear: elastic and elastic-plastic models

S. Collet 

2020-01-23.

Nonlinear Finite Elements in Dynamics

Y. Voet 

2020-01-22.

MATERIAL POINT METHOD A numerical evaluation for elastic problems

M. Metral 

2020-01-22.

Stress concentration in sparse lattice structures

B. Ravot 

2020-01-22.

Failure of adhesive pads

E. Ringoot 

2019-12.

The simulation and classification of contact clusters between rough surfaces

S. Yin 

2019-07-10.

Introduction to dynamics with finite elements

Y. Voet 

2019-06-11.

Study of the stiffness of a prism with finite element model

V. Brault 

2019-06-11.

Introduction à la dynamique en éléments finis : Modélisation d’une corde tendue

S. Marceta; S-J. Pham-Ba 

2019-06-10.

Dynamic fracture in heterogeneous medium: cascading cracks in brittle rods

E. Ringoot 

2019-06.

Meta-concrete by means of discrete element method

S. Wattel 

2019-03-08.

Application of Material Point Method

S. Ozden 

2019-02-28.

Modeling the breaking-off of icebergs from tidewater glaciers

Q. Wang 

2019-01-16.

Griffith’s Theory Validation using Finite Element Method

M. Jara 

2019-01-14.

INTERNODES method for contact mechanics

S. Wattel 

2019.

Adhesive wear study using a cohesive elements model

S. Collet 

2019.

Propagation of peeling in finite adhesive pads

I. Honsali 

2018-09-01.

Dynamic fragmentation with the cohesive element approach

M. Metral 

2018-06-28.

Introduction to contact mechanics: Elastoplastic normal contact between solids

C. Capelo 

2018-06-28.

Non-Linear Dynamic Deformations Model Applied to Earthquake Engineering

S. Pasche 

2018-06-28.

Introduction to Discrete Modelling

A. Evard 

2018-06-28.

The material point method

Z. Fouad 

2018-06-28.

Propagation of failure in finite adhesive pads

I. Honsali 

2018-06-28.

Introduction to dynamic of structures with the finite element method

P. De Groot 

2018-06-28.

1D dynamical model of frictional stick- slip motion

N. Woerle 

2018-06-28.

Investigation of Hessian-free methods to solve systems

O. Sabir 

2018-06-28.

Introduction to discrete modelling : Modelling slithering locomotion

M. Beqiraj 

2018-06-10.

Modelling the deformation of an X-ray micro-CT based 3D structure

O. H. Schöpfer 

2018.

Modélisation et optimisation des structures en coque par éléments finis

M. Lozano 

2018.

Design of a Fiberglass Skateboard

D. Sommer 

2018.

Introduction to dynamics with finite elements: a study of wave dynamics and applications to metaconcrete

G. Güell Bartrina 

2018.

Modélisation et optimisation des structures en coque par éléments finis

M. Lozano 

2018.

Modeling weak layer failure using non-associated plasticity

J. Volmer 

2017-06-14.

Study of the plastic interaction of asperities sitting on a rough surface

F. Bardi 

2017-06-01.

Introduction to Discrete Modeling for Engineering

S. A. Durussel 

2017.

Introduction to Discrete Modeling for Engineering

S. Z. Wattel 

2017.

Coupling of finite elements with Greens functions analytic expressions

N. El Berria 

2017.

Plasticité avec la méthode des éléments finis : analyse unidimensionnelle

C. M. C. Capelo 

2017.

Dynamique en éléments finis

A. B. Descombes 

2017.

Implementation of a Constitutive Law for Concrete

I. Thury 

2016.

Developing a 3D finite element model for reinforced concrete

L. Frérot 

2015.

Plasticity aspects of nano scale contact

T. Junge 

2010.