Alexandre Sac-Morane
PhD student
Ir. at Ecole Normale Supérieure Paris-Saclay in 2021

Main project: A phase-field discrete elements model applied to granular material
Funding: FNRS
Supervisor(s): Hadrien Rattez

The main goal of the research project is to combine a phase-field modelization with a discrete elements modelization. This new approach is then applied to granular material to investigate the effects of the environment. A model is built and will be calibrated by experiments.

IMMC main research direction(s):
Civil and environmental engineering

finite elements
geotechnics, soil dynamics
granular materials
multi-physics model
multi-scale modeling
numerical simulation, experimental models
particle methods
soil dynamics
soil mechanics

Research group(s): GCE
Collaborations: One of my supervisor is Manolis Veveakis (Duke University, Durhamn NC, USA)


Recent publications

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Journal Articles

1. Rattez, Hadrien; Shi, Yaozhong; Sac-Morane, Alexandre; Klaeyle, Timothée; Mielniczuk, Boleslaw; Veveakis, Manolis. Effect of grain size distribution on the shear band thickness evolution in sand. In: Géotechnique, Vol. 72, no.4, p. 350-363 (2022). doi:10.1680/jgeot.20.p.120.

Conference Papers

1. Rattez, Hadrien; Veveakis, Emmanouil; Mielniczuk, Boleslaw; Shi, Yaozhong; Sac-Morane, Alexandre; Klayelé, Timothée. Observation of Strain Localization by Digital Image Correlation to Study the Influence of Particle Size Distribution. In: 54th U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, 2020, 978-0-9794975-5-1 xxx.