Granular and porous materials

Educational objectives


The purpose of this lab course is to give Master students the opportunity to discover high-tech tools and up-to-date methods that are used to study the complex mechanical processes involved in the deformation of granular materials.

The students manipulate model granular materials and carry out experiments on laboratory equipments specifically designed to analyse their behaviour under controlled stress / strain conditions.

The proposed approach, coupling experiments and numerical analysis, enables the participants to understand how the medium scale behaviour of such materials is driven by mechanisms occurring at the micro-scale (grain, finite element) and how to relate both scales through combining discrete and continuous methods.


Prerequisite


This lab-course is well suited to M1 and M2 students having a background in continuum mechanics, solid mechanics or particle mechanics.

Module 1: Experimental micromechanics of 2D granular materials (8 hrs)



2D target tracking for the measurement of deformation in a model granular material

4 hrs lab course

Teacher: Gaël COMBE


Modelling granular material using the discrete element method

4 hrs lab course

Teacher: Gaël COMBE

Module 2: Experimental micromechanics of 3D granular materials (8 hrs)


Multiscale 2D image correlation and measurement of the displacement

4 hrs lab course

Teacher: Edward ANDO


Multiscale 3D image correlation using X ray tomography imaging

4 hrs lab course

Teacher: Edward ANDO

Contacts


Gaël Combe

3SR

Edward Ando

3SR

Location


This lab-course is hosted in the Eiffel Building of the 3SR Lab located at 1301 rue de la piscine on the camus