Jean-François Molinari

GC A2 474 (Bâtiment GC)
Station 18
CH-1015 Lausanne

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GC A2 474 (Bâtiment GC)
Station 18
CH-1015 Lausanne

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Civil Engineering

PhD Programs

Doctoral Program in Mechanics

Doctoral Program in Materials Science and Engineering

Doctoral Program in Civil and Environmental Engineering


Continuum mechanics (for GC)

This class addresses Continuum Mechanics, which is fundamental component of the civil engineering curriculum. It covers the concepts of deformation, stress, general principles, equilibrium equations, and constitutive laws.

Numerical modelling of solids and structures

Solids and structures numerical modeling is addressed through the finite-element method. Purely analytic aspects are first presented, before describing numerical interpolation, integration and resolution of solid mechanics problems by using various finit...

Advanced continuum mechanics

Reading class of classic text book of Lawrence Malvern "Introduction to the Mechanics of a Continuous Medium". A special emphasis will be put on advanced topics, including finite kinematics, and non-linear material behavior. Applications will cover both s...

Selected topics in mechanics of solids and structures

The class covers the fundamentals of wave dynamics and fracture mechanics. The aim is to deepen their knowledge in advanced topis in mechanics of solids and structures and discuss current research topics. Case studies on catastrophic failure will be prese...

Advances in Contact Mechanics

This reading class will meet every Friday afternoon to discuss the book of Christopher Scholz (one chapter every two weeks). Class discussions will emphasize a mechanistic understanding of geophysical phenomena, with in depth discussions of fracture mecha...

CCMX Tribology and Surfaces Interactions

This course is intended to give to the participants (graduates, researchers and industrial professionals) a solid background in tribology and surface interactions. It covers the fundamentals concepts of tribology including surfaces, contact mechanics, fri...