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ICA is a research laboratory that focuses on the study of structuressystems and mechanical processesOur research activities are intimately linked to those in the engineering industry. A special attention is paid to projects in the fields of aeronauticsspacetransportation and energyOur work focuses generally on behavior modelinginstrumentation and study of the durability of structures or products. An important part of our research focuses on composite materials, which is now widely used in structures.

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Last published articles J. Wolf, P. Longère, J.-M. Cadou and J.-P. Crété. Numerical modeling of strain localization in engineering ductile materials combining cohesive models and X-FEM. International Journal of Mechanics and Materials in Design. In press, . 2017 [DOI]
J. Serra, C. Bouvet, B. Castanié and C. Petiot. Experimental and numerical analysis of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer notched coupons under tensile loading. Composite Structures. 181, 145-157. 2017 [DOI]
P.-M. Nigay, A. Nzihou and T. Cutard. The impact of heat treatment on the microstructure of a clay ceramic and its thermal and mechanical properties. Ceramics International. 43, 1747-1754. 2017 [DOI]
Open positions Permanent jobs: Technicien de laboratoire - mécanique, instrumentation sur bancs d’essais et pilotes en CDI. Contact: Thierry Cutard. (more infos)
Permanent jobs: Maître-Assistant - discipline "Matériaux et procédés composites". Contact: . (more infos)
PhD: Elaboration et caractérisation de composites nano-structurés hybrides pour l’amélioration de la tenue à l’impact. Contact: & . (more infos)


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