Fields of expertise
Fatigue and fracture mechanics
Assessment of existing structures
Ultra low cycle
MissionRESEARCH: In charge of the research domain « fatigue and fracture of steel structures ». Has extensive experience in the domains of fatigue and fracture of steel, aluminum and glass structures, safety and serviceability as well as structural elements composed of different materials.
Granted the right to supervise doctoral candidates since 2005.
TEACHING: In charge of the courses steel structures, special topics in steel structures, ENAC teaching unit "habiter Mars", lecturer for the courses conceptual design of bridges, fatigue and fracture mechanics (EDCE).
CONSULTING: work in assessment, control and forensic engineering. Examples are : Solar Impulse airplane, Alinghi race boat, Expo.02 plateforms, the Millau Viaduct, Kirchenfeld and Kornhaus bridges (Bern), 3rd Bosphorus crossing, Grande Dixence rehab.
Current work- Multiaxial fatigue of steel structures, S355 to S 690
- Effects of High Frequency Mechanical Peening
- Traffic simulations on road bridges and structural reliability index
- Project Team SC3.T8 revision EN1993-1-9 Fatigue and SC3.WG1 Evolution of EN 1993-1-1
Current researchSee under biblio and current work
Teaching & PhD
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