Institute of Mechanics, Materials and Civil Engineering
About

The Institute of Mechanics, Materials, and Civil Engineering (iMMC) of the Université catholique de Louvain (UCLouvain) with four ERC grants awarded in 2016 and 2017, a panoply of successful spin off companies such as eX-Stream, Axinesis, Polyflow and WaPT and several world-recognized scientists, is a leading international center for research in engineering. Its core strengths span several of the major engineering disciplines encompassing energy, thermodynamics, chemical and environmental engineering, materials and processes, structural engineering, geomechanics, manufacturing, fluid mechanic Overview

iMMC News

June 1, 2018

Towards wall-modeled Large-Eddy Simulations of high Reynolds number airfoils using a discontinuous Galerkin method


PhD Thesis by Ariane Frère

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4 randonneurs de montagne doivent transporter un ouvrage pour le franchissement d'un ravin de 7 mètres de portée


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May 9, 2018

Electric Power Distribution in the age of energy transition : new tools for new challenges


PhD Thesis by Benoit Martin

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May 9, 2018

Electric Power Distribution in the age of energy transition: new tools for new challenges


This event, organized within the context of the public defense of b. martin's phd thesis, will address the recent advances in tools and methods in the field of electric power distribution. we will have the pleasure to welcome three quality speakers: charline stevanoni (université de mons), david vangulick (ores and université de liège) and fabrizio pilo (università degli studi di cagliari).

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April 30, 2018

Time dependent plasticity and strain localization in nanocrystalline metallic thin films


PhD Thesis by Guerric Lemoine

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March 19, 2018

L'iMMC participe aux activités organisées par Sciences infuses


Rails, roues, pneus, corde : f = ma, ça tient la route !

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March 19, 2018

Le LEMSC participe au printemps des Sciences


Visite du laboratoire de génie civil et des sciences du matériaux

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March 6, 2018

Optimization of the friction melt bonding of aluminium to steel: from microstructure evolution to mechanical properties


PhD Thesis by Norberto Jimenez Mena

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March 1, 2018

Contributions to nonlinear micromechanical modeling of composite and porous materials under small and large deformation


PhD Thesis by Marieme Imene El Ghezal

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February 27, 2018

Modelling of electromagnetic and piezoelectric peristaltic micropumps


PhD Thesis by Guillaume Beckers

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Seminars


The institute organizes a series of seminars about several themes :

  • Energy, thermodynamics, and chemical engineering
  • Mechatronics and biomechanics
  • Processing, materials, assembly, and structures
  • Fluid mechanics, environmental engineering, and geomechanics
  • Numerical and computational methods

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