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MAIN RESEARCH AREAS


Micro- and Macromechanics of Composite Materials

• Micromechanics in composites
• Experimental stress analysis using optical fiber sensors and interferometry
• Interface modelling and characterization in composites
• Material characterisation of composite shells

Solid and Contact Mechanics

• Nonlinear elasticity, viscoelasticity and plasticity
• Unilateral contact, adhesion, lubrication, friction,wear
• Nonsmooth convex analysis
• Augmented Lagrangian method

Biomechanics

• Identification of forces in the oral cavity
• Mechanical behavior of biological living tissues
• Bone mechanics
• External fixators, implants

Reliability of Mechanical Systems

• Stress and damage analysis of mixed metal-composite joints
• Design and optimization of composite structures
• Reliability of microelectronic devices
• Design of light and ultralight structures

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Prof. John Botsis

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EPFL-STI-I2S-LMAF
Batiment ME - C1 391
station no9
CH - 1015 Lausanne

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fax +41 21 693-7340

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