Personal research works focalised on the numerical modelling and FE simulation of materials, joints and structures non linear behaviours and rupture. Starting from the modelling of the crash behaviour of metallic aircraft structures in the early 90's, research activities rapidly included the modelling of the dynamic behaviours of composites structures and joints under transient dynamic loads (incl. coupled fluid/structures interactions esp. HRAM).
One of the major goals of the French Aeronautics and Space Research Centre is to perform targeted Research in the Aeronautics and Space fields, for military and civil use. In order to perform a valuable targeted Research, it is essential to be involved in the Research effort. It is also necessary to detect the new emerging knowledge, offering a great potential for the aimed applications. Finally, in a context of generalised economic competition, it is also essential to be able to quantify – and thus prove – the progress that such new technologies can bring, as soon as possible in the development process. And that, always keeping in mind the necessity to produce research results, readable and easily assimilated and used by the industry.