Bâtiment Galilée

The 3SR Laboratory is a Joint Research Unit (UMR 5521) associating the Université Grenoble Alpes, CNRS and Institut Polytechnique de Grenible. The premises are located on the Saint Martin d'Hères campus, in two buildings, Galilée for the offices and Eiffel for the experimental facilities. The laboratory has a staff of 120 members conducting cutting-edge research in Solid Mechanics, research that affects the fields of structural engineering, structures and materials for civil engineering, transport, manufacturing industry or health.

In all these areas, research is based on both experimentation and modelling, both at the material and structural scales. Experimental studies are conducted to understand, analyse and develop theoretical and numerical models by taking into account physical-mechanical couplings and multi-scale analyses.
The laboratory is structured into three research teams: CoMHet (Mechanics and Multiphysical Couplings of Heterogeneous Media), GeoMechanics (Mechanics of Geomaterials and Geotechnical Structures), and RV (Risks, Vulnerability of Structures and Mechanical Behaviour of Materials). It also hosts the Tomograph Unit, whose role is to lead and manage activities around the X-ray microtomograph, which is the imaging tool common to the entire laboratory and which constitutes a platform that is largely open to the outside world.Finally, it has an Administrative Team and an IT department as well as a Technical Unit and is managed by several entities:

  • the Direction: director, deputy directors and administrative manager,
  • the Management Committee: director and research team leaders,
  • the Laboratory Council: management, elected and appointed members of the laboratory,
  • the Scientific Committee: elected and appointed members of the laboratory, external members and direction