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|
A Fourier-accelerated volume integral method for elastoplastic contact, in Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, vol. 351, p. 951-976, 2019..
A mechanistic understanding of the wear coefficient: From single to multiple asperities contact, in Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, vol. 114, p. 172-184, 2018-02-28..
Adhesive wear mechanisms uncovered by atomistic simulations, in Friction, vol. 6, num. 3, p. 245-259SPRINGEROPEN, London, 2018..
Presentations and Talks
Debris formation in adhesive wear with multi-asperity interactions. MSE 2018 - Materials Science and Engineering, Darmstadt, Germany, 2018-09-27..
Modeling adhesive wear of complex surfaces on multiple scales. 45th Leeds–Lyon Symposium on Tribology, Leeds, UK, 2018-09-06..
An FFT-based Numerical Method for Elasto-Plastic Contact. 6th European Conference on Computational Mechanics, Glagow, UK., 2018-06-13..
Continuum versus discrete approach in modeling of wear processes. 6th European Conference on Computational Mechanics European Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics, Glagow, UK., 2018..
Wear coefficient and contact cluster statistics. ECCOMAS Young Investigators Conference 2017, Politecnico di Milano, 2017..
Student projects (as author and supervisor)
Introduction to contact mechanics: Elastoplastic normal contact between solids. , 2018-06-28..
Non-Linear Dynamic Deformations Model Applied to Earthquake Engineering. , 2018-06-28..
Modélisation et optimisation des structures en coque par éléments finis. , 2018..
Coupling of finite elements with Greens functions analytic expressions. , 2017..
Implementation of a Constitutive Law for Concrete. , 2016..
Plasticité avec la méthode des éléments finis : analyse unidimensionnelle. , 2017..
Dynamique en éléments finis. , 2017..
Developing a 3D finite element model for reinforced concrete. , 2015..
Projet de construction : Vérification de la performance sismique d'un bâtiment en acier. , 2013..