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New materials, adaptive systems and their nonlinearities modelling, control and numerical simulation

Objective

The project aims at providing training of researchers in the industrially very active field of new materials and adaptive systems. "New materials " is used here as a generic term for " functional " materials whose physical or chemical properties are used in the design of control elements yielding smart systems. The scientific objectives of the research are to develop efficient mathematical methods and numerical tools for modeling, control and numerical simulation to improve the understanding of the behavior of these new systems, including their inherent nonlinearities.
1. Modeling. Smart materials exhibit mechanical deformations in response to apply electric or magnetic fields, and conversely can produce dielectric polarization in response to strain. There can also be changes in the rheological behavior induced by electric field or phase shifts when temperature varies. The investigations in this field of consist in the modeling of these coupling effects, of new composite structures (with their nonlinearities: hysteresis, contact, cracks, in view of damage detection) and the associated time-dependent equations.
2. Optimization and Control. Adaptive structures are self-controlled mechanisms: strain and electrical or magnetic field couplings are exploited to provide built in feedback control. The investigations concern theoretical questions on exact controllability, stabilization, active, passive, hybrid vibration control, optimal shape design, and practical questions about robustness and accuracy of the control and design systems.
3. Numerical Simulation. Adaptive systems offer now real-time capability; hence it is essential to define new robust and efficient computational methods to achieve reliable simulation. Two kinds of developments are planned: conception of appropriate tools (adaptive meshes, bubbles, subgrids, spill-over, locking-free elements), and developments for applications (design of micro-systems, biomechanics, nonlinear dynamic

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CHAMBRE DE COMMERCE ET D'INDUSTRIE DE PARIS
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Boulevard Blaise Pascal, 2
93162 Noisy-le-grand
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Participants (9)

ARISTOTLE UNIVERSITY OF THESSALONIKI
Greece
Address
University Campus, Egnatia Street, Administration
54006 Thessaloniki
 
FORSCHUNGSVERBUND BERLIN E.V.
Germany
Address
Mohrenstrasse, 39
10117 Berlin
 
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE EN INFORMATIQUE ET EN AUTOMATIQUE - INRIA
France
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78153 Le Chesnay
 
INSTITUTE OF FUNDAMENTAL TECHNOLOGICAL RESEARCH - POLISH ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Poland
Address
21,Swietokrzyska 21
00049 Warszawa
 
INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO
Portugal
Address
Avenida Rovisco Pais 1
1049-001 Lisboa
 
NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF ITALY
Italy
Address
Viale Del Policlinico 137
00161 Roma
 
NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF ITALY
Italy
Address
Via Ferrata 1
27100 Pavia
 
UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID
Spain
Address
Ciudad Universitaria
28040 Madrid
 
UNIVERSIDADE DE SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
Spain
Address
Campus Universitario Sur
15782 Santiago De Compostela