## Note

If you are considering a thesis work under my supervision I encourage you to talk directly with me.
However, if you are lurking around, then the following lists
should give you a rough idea of the thesis I could follow.

As you will notice many of them are numerical;
there is nevertheless room for some experimental activity.

Thesis requiring programming activity are marked with (P);
those requiring analytical developments are marked with (A).

# Structural and computational mechanics

Students willing to improve their knowledge
on structural and/or
computational mechanics
can consider the following non-exhaustive list of
subjects.

- Characterization of beam constitutive laws (P and/or A)
- Development of improved beam FEs (P)
- Characterization of shell constitutive laws (PA)
- Development of improved shell FEs (P)
- Vibration of beams and shells (P and/or
experimental)
- with active control for vibration and noise suppression

- Functionally graded materials
- Meshfree methods (P)
- X-FEM (P and/or A)
- Isogeometric FEs (P and/or A)
- Spectral methods (P and/or A)
- FE code parallelization (P)
- Automatic FE code generation (P)
- with special emphasis on plasticity and damage consitutive laws (P and A)

- Multibody/CFD coupling (P)
- Non-local constitutive laws (P and A)
- Polar materials (P and A)
- Homogeneization (P and A)
- Multiscale simulations (P and A)
- Modeling of damage (P and A)
- Peridynamics (P)
- Modeling of filament winding (P and A)
- Numerical methods for the study of structural instabilities (P and A)

# Multibody

Thesis dealing with multibody models
do not necessarily require programming (P)
or analytical (A) skills.

- Friction modeling (P)
- Contact algorithms (P)
- Coupling of standard multibody code with Modelica (P)
- Multibody/CFD coupling (P)
- Landing gears modeling
- with emphasis on tire modeling (P)
- with emphasis on stability (P and/or A)

- Active control of landing gears (ABS and dampers)
- Limit cycles (A)
- Multirate and multialgorithms time integration (P and/or A)
- Simulation / experimental work on of flapping wing robots
- Control of underactuated systems

# Active telescopes

- Advanced models of deformable secondary mirrors (P and A)
- Parallelization of the simulation code (on GPU?) (P)
- Numerical / experimental correlation
- Experimental characterization and numerical modeling of thin plates structural damping

# Optimization

- Topological optimization (P)
- Filament winding (P)
- Optimization under uncertainties (P)

# Graphics

- Development of a post-processor for multibody simulations performed with MBDyn (P)