GC2D – Civil Engineering Laboratory, diagnostic and sustainability
EA 3178


Presentation

Contact:
Frédéric Dubois –
Directeur
Tél. : + 33 (0)5 55 93 45 26

Adress: Campus Universitaire de Génie Civil Département Génie Civil, Faculté des Sciences et Techniques de Limoges Boulevard Jacques Derche 19300 Egletons

WEBSITE

Administrative supervision: Université de Limoges

Parent Institute : IPAM

Associated Research Master: Master de Génie Civil, Inspection, Maintenance et Réparation des Ouvrages

Doctoral school: ED 609 – Sciences et Ingénierie des Matériaux, Mécanique, Énergétique (SIMME)

Key figures (30/06/2017)

Professors : 15
Other researchers : 2
Doctoral Students : 9
Engineers, Technicians, Administratif staff : 1,75
Accreditated to direct research (HDR) : 5

27 People present

Scientific Publication (2012-2016)

Peer reviewed journal : 56
Thesis defended
: 16
Conference presentations : 71

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Research

This laboratory the University of Limoges, brings together 15 university teachers and 2 associated researchers. GC2D is specialized in:

  • Roadway durability: (Christophe Petit) diagnosis, behaviour under load, material fatigue
  • Timber structures for construction: (Nicolas Sauvat), material behaviour, cracking,behaviour of structures under load, thermophysical behaviour of wooden walls

Research themes

Civil engineering – Durability – Material and structure – Mechanical and hygro thermal behaviour of heterogeneous materials: characterization and simulation – Bituminous materials, wood, recycled materials, bio-sourced materials, maconnery –Structure sustainability –Non Destructive Control Protocols

Keywords

Durability – Civil Engineering – Bituminous Materials – Wood materials – Porous Materials – Mechanics structural – Risks ( Solid and Material) – Maconnery

Equipment

Acoustic emission device – Thermal chamber controlled – Finite element simulation software – Cameras ( photomechanics – digital image analysis) – Ultrasonic characterization equipment – Electro Mechanical and servohydraulical presses with hydro-thermal enclosures – Axial-torsion solicitation – Cyclic Triaxial test – accelerated aging cells

Scientific valorization

Fields of application : Materials, Environment, Construction, Timber structures, Pavement structures, Masonry, Construction, Mechanics, Modeling

Industrial applications : Support for the development of new products / processes ; Technical support: material characterization, process studies ; Structural component trials

Partnerships

National University Partnerships:
IFSTTAR, Nantes ; IP, Institut Pascal, Clermont-Fd ; I2M, Bordeaux ; SIAME, Anglet ; LMGC, Montpellier

International University Partnerships:
University of Illinois, USA ; Poland Road Research Institut ; University of Parma, Italy ; EMPA, Switzerland