Adhesion phenomena across interfaces with spatially heterogeneous adhesive properties

Adhesion phenomena across interfaces with spatially heterogeneous adhesive properties

Internship Description

The project aims to explore the effect of heterogeneities on the mechanical behavior of bonded interfaces through integrated experiments and simulations. The research seeks to systematically design multiple sites of potential crack pinning across the interface, able to trigger sequential events of initiation, propagation and crack arrest, thus promoting macroscopic variations of strength and toughness. Inspiration in the search for such novel material configurations is derived from those observed in nature. Successful design of these bio-inspired interfaces can lead to quite interesting technological applications.​​​

Faculty Name

Gilles Lubineau

Field of Study

Mechanical engineering. Material science, civil engineering​