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Nicolas Docquier
Post-doctoral researcher
Dr. at UCL in 2010
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Main project: WholeTrack
Funding: FNRS, Walloon Region
Supervisor(s): Paul Fisette

The project aims at improving railway track lifecycle by improving its components such as the ballast, the sleeper, elastic pads, ... It consists in developing computer models coupling multi-body system dynamics (MBS) and granular modelling method (the discrete element method, DEM). Full scale experiments are conducted in parallel to validate the numerical models and assess the developed solutions.

IMMC main research direction(s):
Computational science
Civil and environmental engineering
Dynamical and electromechanical systems

Keywords:
multi-body systems
granular materials

Research group(s): MEED
Collaborations: Univ. de Montpellier, Univ. de Liege

    

Recent publications

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Journal Articles


1. Docquier, Nicolas; Lantsoght, Olivier; Dubois, Frédéric; Brüls, Olivier. Modelling and simulation of coupled multibody systems and granular media using the non-smooth contact dynamics approach. In: Multibody System Dynamics, Vol. 49, p. 181–202 (2020). doi:10.1007/s11044-019-09721-0. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/225015

2. Abed Zadeh, Aghil; Barés, Jonathan; Brzinski, Theodore A.; Daniels, Karen E.; Dijksman, Joshua; Docquier, Nicolas; Everitt, Henry O.; Kollmer, Jonathan E.; Lantsoght, Olivier; Wang, Dong; Workamp, Marcel; Zhao, Yiqiu; Zheng, Hu. Enlightening force chains: a review of photoelasticimetry in granular matter. In: Granular Matter, Vol. 21, no.4, p. 83 (2019). doi:10.1007/s10035-019-0942-2. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/222614

3. Docquier, Nicolas; Poncelet, Antoine; Fisette, Paul. ROBOTRAN: a powerful symbolic gnerator of multibody models. In: Mechanical Sciences, Vol. 4, no. 1, p. 199-219 (2013). doi:10.5194/ms-4-199-2013. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/130689

4. Lipinski, Krzysztof; Docquier, Nicolas; Samin, Jean-Claude; Fisette, Paul. Mechanical engineering education via projects in multibody dynamics. In: Computer Applications in Engineering Education, (april 2010). doi:10.1002/cae.20421. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/81146

5. Docquier, Nicolas; Poncelet, Antoine; Delannoy, Michaël; Fisette, Paul. Multiphysics modelling of multibody systems: application to car semi-active suspensions. In: Vehicle system dynamics, Vol. 48, no. 12, p. 1439-1460 (2010). doi:10.1080/00423110903509335. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/75540

6. Docquier, Nicolas; Fisette, Paul; Jeanmart, Hervé. Model-based evaluation of railway pneumatic suspensions. In: Vehicle System Dynamics : international journal of vehicle mechanics and mobility, Vol. 46, p. 481-493 (2008). doi:10.1080/00423110801993110. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/59084

7. Docquier, Nicolas; Fisette, Paul; Jeanmart, Hervé. Multiphysic modelling of railway vehicles equipped with pneumatic suspensions. In: Vehicle System Dynamics : international journal of vehicle mechanics and mobility, Vol. 45, no. 6, p. 505-524 (2007). doi:10.1080/00423110601050848. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/37554


Conference Papers


1. Docquier, Nicolas. Experimental and numerical analysis of railway track components impacting its settlement. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/213721

2. Lantsoght, Olivier; Fisette, Paul; Dubois, Frédéric; Brüls, Olivier; Docquier, Nicolas. Coupling Multibody and Granular Dynamics: Experimental Validation. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/213345

3. Lantsoght, Olivier; Fisette, Paul; Dubois, F; Brüls, O; Docquier, Nicolas. Coupling Multibody and Granular Dynamics: Experimental Validation. In: Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Multibody System Dynamics, 2018. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/213560

4. Docquier, Quentin; Habra, Timothée; Docquier, Nicolas; Fisette, Paul. Optimal Control of the tilting modes transition for a Narrow Track Vehicle through MBS Modelling. In: Proceedings of the ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on Multibody Dynamics, 2017. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/213582

5. Lantsoght, Olivier; Fisette, Paul; Dubois, Frédéric; Brüls, Olivier; Docquier, Nicolas. Coupling multibody system and granular dynamics. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/200689

6. Lantsoght, Olivier; Fisette, Paul; Dubois, Frédéric; Brüls, Olivier; Docquier, Nicolas. Coupling multibody system and granular dynamics application to a 2D benchmark. In: EPJ Web of Conferences. Vol. 140, p. 16007 (2017). EDP Sciences, 2017. doi:10.1051/epjconf/201714016007. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/213337

7. Lantsoght, Olivier; Fisette, Paul; Dubois, Frédéric; Brüls, Olivier; Docquier, Nicolas. Coupling multibody and granular dynamics: application to a 2D benchmark. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/182827

8. Docquier, Nicolas; Collard, J.-F.. Pneumatic anti-roll systems for railway secondary suspensions. In: Proceedings of the 24th Symposium of the International Association for Vehicle System Dynamics, IAVSD 2015, 2016, 978-113802885-2, p. 833-840. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/182495

9. Fisette, Paul; Docquier, Nicolas. Demystifying Multibody Dynamics via Undergraduate Projects: an Educational Challenge (Keynote). http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/183165

10. Docquier, Nicolas; Dubois, Frédéric; Brüls, Olivier. Coupled simulation of multibody systems and granular media using the non-smooth contact dynamic approach. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/182824


Dissertations


1. Docquier, Nicolas. Multiphysics modelling of multibody systems : application to railway pneumatic suspensions, prom. : Fisette, Paul ; Jeanmart, Hervé, 02/11/2010. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/33474