William Curtin

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william.curtin@epfl.ch +41 21 693 73 66

MED 3 1026 (Bâtiment MED)
Station 9
CH-1015 Lausanne

Web site: Web site: https://lammm.epfl.ch/

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Teaching & PhD


Mechanical Engineering

PhD Programs

Doctoral Program in Mechanics

Doctoral Program in Materials Science and Engineering


Solid mechanics

Model the behavior of elastic, viscoelastic, and inelastic solids both in the infinitesimal and finite-deformation regimes.

Advanced solid mechanics

The course will be topical but evolving in a natural flow.  Topics will include:

Anisotropic Elasticity: beyond isotropic elasticity

Homogenization methods: the connection between microstructure of a material and the macroscopic effective properties that can be used in continuum analyses

Laminate theory: the special case of fiber composites as layered anisotropic materials

Mechanics of dislocations

The course introduces dislocation defects, which are the carriers of plastic deformation in crystalline materials. Dislocations will be studied from both continuum and atomistic perspectives, and making connections to macroscopic plastic behavior with a focus on metal alloys.