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Accreditation to supervise research: Grégory LEGRAIN Defense

Grégory LEGRAIN, Lecturer and researcher in the GeM (Research Institute in Civil and Mechanical Engineering) in the Modelling and Simulation research group, will present his defense for his 'habilitation à diriger des recherches' - HDR (accreditation to supervise research) on Thursday 28 September.

Centrale Nantes

Centrale Nantes 1 rue de la Noë
44300 Nantes

on September 28, 2017

"Innovative numerical approaches for damage, fracture and structures with complex geometry"
If you wish to attend, please be present at 2 pm on Thursday 28 September in Lecture Theatre S at Centrale Nantes.


The use of numerical methods in mechanics is now standard industrial practice. Commercial tools are able to tackle a wide range of linear and non-linear problems. Research and development efforts now focus on addressing outstanding problems, but also on the effectiveness of existing tools, with the aim of improving the accuracy of their predictions. Some of my contributions to these industrial and scientific issues are outlined below:

  • Development of numerical models and tools to predict structural durability;
  • New strategies for the simulation of problems with complex geometry (obtained by imaging techniques in particular);
  • High order fictitious domain methods for engineering problems

Key words:

Extended Finite Elements, high order methods, fracture mechanics, damage mechanics, imaging, model order reduction

Panel of Examiners
Pr. Patrice Cartraud, Centrale Nantes, examiner
Pr. Anthony Gravouil, INSA Lyon, reviewer
Pr. Antonio Huerta, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, examiner
Pr. Steven Le Corre, University of Nantes, examiner
Pr. Nicolas Moës, Centrale Nantes, examiner
Pr. Jean-François Remacle, Université Catholique de Louvain, reviewer
Pr. Julien Yvonnet, University Paris-Est, reviewer
Centrale Nantes 1 rue de la Noë
44300 Nantes
Published on September 21, 2017 Updated on September 21, 2017