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FUNDED RESEARCH PROJECTS


The following three areas of funded research are under way in LMAF:

Micromechanics

• Characterization of residual stresses at interface in composites using optical sensors
    (Prof. J. Botsis, Dr. F. Colpo, FNS)
• Coupling adhesion and adherence to contact and friction for studying debonding and damage in composites
    (Prof. A. Curnier, Ph.D. Student A. Sekulic, FNS)
• Experimental stress analysis using optical fiber sensors (poster)
    (Prof. J. Botsis, Prof. P. Salathé, Ph.D. Student L. Sorensen, FNS)

Complex joints

• Deformation and damage of solder joints
    (Dr. J. Cugnoni, Prof. J. Botsis, SER)
• Durability of composite-metal joints (poster)
    (Prof. Th. Gmür,  Prof. J. Botsis, Ph.D. Student A. Prenleloup, CTI)
• Durability of metal - ceramic joints (poster)
    (Prof. J. Botsis, Prof. J. Janczak-Rusch, Ph.D. Student M. Galli, EMPA)

Structural dynamics

• Characterization of the elastic and damping properties in composite shells (poster)
    (Prof. Th. Gmür, Dr. A. Schorderet, Ph.D. Student M. Matter, FNS)
• Dynamic stress analysis of composites using embedded optical fibres sensors
    (Prof. J. Botsis, Prof. P. Salathé, FNS)

Light structures

• Design and optimization of ultralight sandwich-core snowboards (poster 1, poster 2)
    (Prof. Th. Gmür, Dr. A. Schorderet, Ch. Béguin, CTI)
• Dynamics of large scale structures for naval and space applications
    (Dr. J. Cugnoni, Prof. J. Botsis, Prof. Th. Gmür, Swiss industry)

Biomechanics

• Experimental and numerical studies in dental biomechanics
    (Prof. J. Botsis, Prof. Belser, EPFL & University of Geneva)
• Mechanical characterisation of periodontal ligament (poster)
    (Prof. Belser,  Prof. J. Botsis, Ph.D. Student M. Bergomi, FNS)

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Prof. John Botsis

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