Heterogeneous Materials Research Group (GEMH)
EA 3178


Contact

PETIT Christophe – Director
Tél. : + 33 (0)5 55  93 45 19
christophe.petit@unilim.fr

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

Administrative Supervision : Université de Limoges

Parent Institute : IPAM

Doctoral School : ED 522 – École Doctorale Sciences et Ingénierie en Matériaux, Mécanique, Énergétique et Aéronautique (SI-MMEA)

Key figures (31/12/2014)

Professors : 14
Other researchers : 1
Accreditated to direct research (HDR) : 4
Doctoral Students : 10
Engineers, Technicians : 0,5
Administratif staff : 0,25

Scientific Publication (2011-2014))

Peer reviewed journal : 65
Thesis defended
: 7

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Economic Added Value (2011-2014)

Competitiveness clusters with which the laboratory is associated : Pôle Européen de la Céramique

Presentation

This laboratory the University of Limoges, brings together 15 university teachers. Subtitle is “Civil Engineering and Durability” based in Égletons, is specialized in :

• Roadway durability: diagnosis, behaviour under load, material fatigue
• Wooden structures for construction :
–material behaviour, cracking,
–behaviour of structures under load,
–thermophysical behaviour of wooden walls.
• Maconnery: Behaviour, diagnostic, repair technics and solutions, simulations.

Research themes

Civil engineering
Durability
Material and structure
Mechanical and thermal behaviour of heterogeneous materials: characterization and simulation
Bituminous materials, wood, recycled materials, bio-sourced materials, maconnery

Keywords

Durability ; Civil Engineering ; Bituminous Materials ; Wood materials ; Porous Materials ; Mechanics of structural assembly ; Mechanics structural ; Risks – Solid and Material ; Maconnery

Equipment / Technical resources

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

Partnerships

Active National University Partnerships : IFSTTAR, Nantes ; IP, Institut Pascal, Clermont-Fd ; I2M, Bordeaux ; SIAME, Anglet ; LMGC, Montpellier
Current International University Partnerships : University of Illinois, USA ; Poland Road Research Institut ; University of Parma, Italy ; EMPA, Switzerland
National Industrial Partnerships : Union des syndicats de l’industrie routière Française, USIRF
Partnerships with National Organizations and Institutions : IFSTTAR, INRA, CEA
Partnerships with National Organizations and Institutions : RILEM

Industrial applications

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