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

April 30, 2018

Time dependent plasticity and strain localization in nanocrystalline metallic thin films


PhD Thesis by Guerric Lemoine

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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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Le CREDEM accueille un prototype de ballon dirigeable


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De drôles d'oiseaux dans les champs éoliens


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Les matériaux du nucléaire à l'épreuve du vieillissement


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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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February 9, 2018

Dam break over mobile bed: experimental and numerical study


PhD Thesis by Ilaria Fent

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February 5, 2018

Modelling and simulation of fluid-saturated granular materials with application to sedimentation flows


PhD Thesis by Davide Monsorno

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January 24, 2018

3D characterization, modelling and tailoring of microstructure heterogeneity effects on damage and fracture of 6xxx aluminium alloys


PhD Thesis by Florent Hannard

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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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