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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 T. Lisle, C. Bouvet, N. Hongkarnjanakul, M.-L. Pastor, S. Rivallant and P. Marguerès. Measure of fracture toughness of compressive fiber failure in composite structures using infrared thermography. Composites Science and Technology. 112, 22-33. 2015
H. Abdulhamid, C. Bouvet, L. Michel, J. Aboissiere and C. Minot. Influence of internally dropped-off plies on the impact damage of asymmetrically tapered laminated CFRP. Composites - Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing. 68, 110-120. 2015 [DOI]
P. Navarro, J. Aubry, F. Pascal, S. Marguet, J.-F. Ferrero and O. Dorival. Adhesive film on the delamination resistance of woven composite laminates in mode I and II. Advanced Composites Letters. 24(1). 2015
Open positions PhD: Etude de la mise en œuvre de composites thermostables cyanate-esther pour pièces structurales aéronautiques. Contact: Fabrice Schmidt & Gilles Dusserre. (more infos)
PhD: Etude de l’influence des paramètres d’élaboration sur le comportement et l’endommagement de composites. Contact: Arthur Cantarel & Marie-Laetitia Pastor. (more infos)
PhD: Understanding Infrared Heating of thermoplastic preform. Contact: Olivier De Almeida & Yannick Le Maoult. (more infos)


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