Main topics

  •  Advancement in optical techniques (photoelasticity, interferometry, DIC, DVC, ..)
  • Analytical/numerical models
  • Dynamic behavior of materials under impact and blast
  • Dynamic behavior of structures
  • Damage, Fatigue & Fracture
  • Energy harvesting (photovoltaic, wind, wave, ..)
  • Mechanics of composite and multifunctional materials
  • Mechanics of time-dependent materials
  • Mechanics of rate-dependent materials
  • Nanomaterials and nanostructures (MEMS, NEMS, thin films, nanosensors, testing at the nano-scale...)
  • Non-destructive testing and condition monitoring techniques
  • Operational modal & modal analysis
  • Sensor technology (strain gage technology, optical fiber, accelerometer, etc.)
  • System identification
  • Thermoelasticity, thermoelastic stress analysis and infrared
  • Testing of advanced joining techniques
  • Uncertainty quantification
  • Ultrasonics and acoustic emission
  • Wood mechanics and timber engineering