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RV team

Équipe RV 2022
RV team

Risks, Vulnerability of structures and mechanical behaviour of materials


The objective of the RV team is to characterize, model and simulate the behavior of materials and the vulnerability of structures subjected to hazards of seismic, anthropogenic or environmental origin (e.g. aging or degradation induced by the surrounding environment) or to extreme loads (e.g. shock, impact, explosion...). The team's scientific approach aims to understand and model the phenomena involved at different scales, from the material microstructure to the structural, macroscopic scale as well as over a wide temporal range (1e-7s - 1e7s). The experimental and numerical developments cover different kind of materials (concrete, wood, bio-sourced materials, composites, ceramics) and structures.



Behavior of civil engineering structures

Keywords: Post-beam structures, Half-timbered structures, Progressive collapse, Seismic loading, Pseudodynamic tests, Vernacular culture, Bio-sourced materials, Multi-fiber elements, Kinematic field measurements

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Dynamic behaviour of materials

Keywords: Concretes, Rocks, Ceramics, Composites, Polymers, Dynamic behaviour, Hopkinson bars, Full-field measurements, Micromechanical modelling, Discrete-element method

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These topics are developed adopting state-of-the-art complementary methods in experimentation and numerical modeling.

  • In experimentation, the team develops mechanical characterization tests on a wide range of loading speeds coupled with ultra-fast imaging instruments and kinematic field measurements (DIC, grid, interferometry) (ExperDYN platform), mechanical tests on structures (slab DESSIS tests), mechanical tests under deviatoric stresses (GIGA / BCR3D) and high temperature tests.
  • In numerical modeling, the teams develops multi-physical approaches, discrete (DEM) and continuous (FEM) methods at mesoscopic and structural scales including the propagation of uncertainties at different scales.

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Permanent staff

JULIEN BAROTH (Julien[dot]Baroth[at]univ-grenoble-alpes[dot]fr)

SOPHIE CAPDEVIELLE (Sophie[dot]Capdevielle[at]univ-grenoble-alpes[dot]fr)

STEFANO DAL PONT (stefano[dot]dalpont[at]univ-grenoble-alpes[dot]fr)

LAURENT DAUDEVILLE (Laurent[dot]Daudeville[at]univ-grenoble-alpes[dot]fr)

PASCAL FORQUIN (pascal[dot]forquin[at]univ-grenoble-alpes[dot]fr)

MAJDOULINE LAANAIYA (Majdouline[dot]Laanaiya[at]univ-grenoble-alpes[dot]fr)

YANN MALECOT (yann[dot]malecot[at]univ-grenoble-alpes[dot]fr)

PHILIPPE MARIN (Philippe[dot]Marin2[at]univ-grenoble-alpes[dot]fr)

EVARISTE OUEDRAOGO (Evariste[dot]Ouedraogo[at]univ-grenoble-alpes[dot]fr)

EMMANUEL ROUBIN (Emmanuel[dot]Roubin[at]univ-grenoble-alpes[dot]fr)

YANNICK SIEFFERT (Yannick[dot]Sieffert[at]univ-grenoble-alpes[dot]fr)

FLORENT VIEUX CHAMPAGNE (Florent[dot]Vieux-Champagne[at]univ-grenoble-alpes[dot]fr)




Phd Students

MENES BADIKA KIYEDI (Menes[dot]Badika-Kiyedi[at]univ-grenoble-alpes[dot]fr)

CHAKIB EL FAKIR (Chakib[dot]El-Faqir[at]univ-grenoble-alpes[dot]fr)

KAMAL HARB (Kamal[dot]Harb[at]univ-grenoble-alpes[dot]fr)

MUSHFIQULLAH SAPAY (Mushfiqullah[dot]Sapay[at]univ-grenoble-alpes[dot]fr)

Submitted on February 1, 2024

Updated on February 1, 2024