DevelopmentActive developer of Tamaas, a high-performance boundary-element based contact code written in C++.
TeachingAssistant for the class of Modeling of solids and structures - Numerical Methods given in GC-BA6 and for the class Scientific Programming for Engineers given at the doctoral level. Assistant for the Math-1B class of MAN.
Supervised projectsBachelor projects:
- Plasticité avec la méthode des éléments finis : analyse unidimensionelle, Claire Capelo
- Dynamique en éléments finis, Albane Descombes
- Dynamique des structures élasto-plastiques, Samuel Pasche
- Implementation of a Constitutive Law for Concrete, Isaac Thury
- Coupling of finite element with Green's functions analytic expressions, Nabil El-Berria
- Elasto-plastic contact with Finite Elements, Claire Capelo
- Modélisations des structures en coques, Michael Lozano
The goal of my PhD is to use advanced contact models to shed light on the physical origins of friction and wear, two phenomenon that from a theoretical point of view are poorly understood, and whose analysis relies heavily on empirical data.
Specifically I aim to understand the impact of the impact of surface roughness in those fields, which is a non-separated multi-lengthscale problem. In addition, one of my goals is to model the role of plasticity in the contact of rough surfaces and enrich our current understanding of friction and wear.
For a more detailed description of my current work, see our lab's page on meso-scale contact.
|PhD Student - Doctoral Assistant||LSMS - Laboratoire de Simulations en Mécanique des Solides||École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne||2015-present|
|Intern||Ingeni, Genève||Summer 2014|
|Intern||Firmenich, Genève||Summer 2011|
|PhD||Computational solid mechanics||EPFL||2015-ongoing|
|Master of Science||Civil Engineering||École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne||2013-2015|
|Bachelor of Science||Civil Engineering||2010-2013|
Presentations and Talks
An FFT-Based Numerical Method for Elasto-Plastic Contact
6th European Conference on Computational Mechanics, Glasgow, 11-15 June.
Wear coefficient and contact cluster statistics
ECCOMAS Young Investigators Conference 2017, Politecnico di Milano, September 13-15, 2017.
Student projects (as author and supervisor)
C. Capelo : Introduction to contact mechanics: Elastoplastic normal contact between solids ; 2018-06-28.