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Life Assessment of Structures, Materials, mechanics and Integrated Systems

LASMIS Laboratory (Life Assement of Structures, Materials and Integrated Systems) is part of UTT research.
The group is developing mechanical engineering tools for the design and manufacture of components critical to safety and operational reliability.
Examples of such components: aircraft engine blades/disks, medical prostheses, gears, chairlift attachments, nuclear waste containers, etc.
Manufacturing processes include shot-peening, Surface Mechanical Attrition Treatment (SMAT), cold expansion, etc.

Our research is focused on product engineering methods such as understanding the physics and micromechanics of materials, understanding the physics of manufacturing process, developing characterization methods and numerical tools.

To carry out these projects, LASMIS Group relies on international-level specialized research related to:
  • Elaboration and treatment of innovative materials: PVD/CVD coatings, nanocrystallized materials, vegetal fibers composites...
  • Surface treatments and manufacturing processes: shot-peening, SMAT, additive manufacturing...
  • Characterization of components and structures: residual stresses, nanoindentation, use of large facilities (synchrotron, neutron sources)...
  • Modeling of materials, manufacturing processes and products
  • Development of numerical tools and software
Equipments and tools are managed through operational platforms:
  • Nanomat'Meca: multiscale characterization of materials and structures
  • Adhere: coatings and surface treatments
  • Num3D: numerical tools and additive manufacturing
A significant part of these platforms has been funded by:
  • Région Champagne-Ardenne and Région Grand Est
  • Fond Européen de Développement Régional (FEDER)
  • Ministère de l'Enseignement Supérieur et de la Recherche
  • Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR)
The support from these institution is gratefully acknowledged