Mechanical Engineering for Materials and Manufacturing Processes

Head of Specialisation: Erwan VERRON


To train general engineering students in materials mechanics with particular expertise in manufacturing and implementation processes. Apprehend a design and/or manufacturing problem in its entirety and complexity: choose the material and the process, evaluate the mechanical strength and durability, with a constant emphasis on innovation and respect for ecological principles.

List of Courses

  • Materials selection in mechanical design
  • Finite Element Method
  • Structural mechanics
  • Experimental methods in materials science
  • Physical and mechanical metallurgy
  • Non-linear continuum mechanics
  • Polymers and composites
  • Sustainable materials policy
  • Conferences and company visits
  • Fatigue and fracture of materials
  • Project 1 and 2
  • Metal forming and processing
  • Polymer processing
  • Composite processing



Examples of past projects

  • Composite processes applied to electric motors: definition and testing of capillary impregnation in fibrous media
  • Determination of the characteristics of "eco-responsible" composites
  • Construction of a multiaxial fatigue curve for synthetic rubber
  • Optimal coupling of data-driven mechanical simulation and numerical homogenization techniques for structural calculations
  • A fractal material to trap cracks?
  • Additive manufacturing and composite materials: specifications and limitations
  • Magnetic pulse spot welding of metal alloys

Examples of past internships

  • Study of the natural character of flax fibre: influence of beam variability on their mechanical behaviour (Depestele, France)
  • Dynamic transformation in titanium alloy Ti-10-2-3 (Ecole de Technologie Supérieure, Canada)
  • Simulation of metallic additive manufacturing (Naval Group, France)
  • Study of the behaviour of a seal in a fuel cell (Faurecia, France)
  • Modeling the behaviour law of a polymer used for sports shoe soles (Arkema, France)
  • Mechanical characterization of a composite with long staple fibres (Safran, France)
  • Compensation of microstructure effect during ultrasonic residual stress measurement, Veqter (Bristol, UK)
  • Reuse of waste plastic fibres from discarded fishing nets as shrinkage cracking prevention of cement-based specimen, DTU (Copenhagen, Denmark)
  • Study of the weldability of a new superalloy, Aubert & Duval (Clermont-Ferrand, France) / TWI (Cambridge, UK)

Sectors of activity

  • Transport (aeronautic, naval, automotive)
  • Energy (nuclear, oil, renewable)
  • Raw materials (development, purchasing)

Career prospects

  • Design and Methods Office
  • Research and development: tests, processes, calculation
Published on March 16, 2017 Updated on November 19, 2020