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M2 Mechanics of Materials for Engineering and Integrity of Structures

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  • Places available
    20
  • Language(s) of instruction
    English
    French
Présentation
Objectives

Nowadays, most complex systems (rockets, planes, trains, electrical plants...) are composite assemblies or made of various materials (metals, polymers, ceramics, concrete...). Designing and developing such systems requires a good knowledge of the general principles that govern the behaviour of materials and structures. The objective of “MAGIS” is to provide students with training in the mechanics of materials and structures. Its aim is to establish a relationship between the process, the material, its microstructure and its mechanical properties for advanced industrial applications and innovative processes. It presents a general approach to solid mechanics, as it applies to many different materials (metals, ceramics, glass, composites, polymers, mousse, shape-memory alloys...) to enable students to understand their sizing under complex loading conditions (3D, almost random, anisothermal, multi-physics...). Students receive scientific methodology training that includes experimental characterisation using state-of-the-art tools all the way to the simulation of structures' mechanical behaviour. They also cover modelling deformation mechanisms and the connection between the different phenomena.

Location
GIF SUR YVETTE
PARIS 14
EVRY
Course Prerequisites

To access this study path, applicants must hold study an M1 in MIP, MMS or IT in the discipline (transfer paths may be granted from an M1 in MMS, ISM or ISM Learning). Applicants from outside the discipline: M1 in Mechanics, Physics (with a strong focus on mechanics) or mathematics. Minimum level B2 in English.

Skills
  • Independently formulate a mechanical problem to meet a given objective, from the modelling of the system of study to the modelling of stresses and boundary conditions by proposing an approach to an appropriate solution

  • Use theoretical or practical concepts and knowledge to understand a problem and put it into an equation

  • Apply analytical, numerical or experimental problem-solving tools at a level of proficiency: justified choice of existing tools or ad hoc production of specific tools and critical analysis of results

  • Design and optimise an innovative scientific and/or technological solution from a development or research perspective (this may concern a product or an experimental protocol).

  • Communicate in written or oral form, in a clear, concise and educational manner, scientifically argued, interpreted and discussed ideas with a view to their development and use by the scientific community (professional or student).

  • Carry out an individual or team project in a manner that demonstrates good organisation and interpersonal skills (coordination or management of actions, project management, feedback, teamwork, autonomy, responsibility, initiatives, etc.).

Post-graduate profile

Students prepared to embark on a research career in materials mechanics, either in public institutions or in large companies.

Career prospects

A doctoral thesis in the field opens up a great many opportunities, both in engineering and academic careers, since the social and economic field covered by the Master 2's key aspects is very much in demand. The Master's programme also gives students access to a powerful network of industrial relations, characteristic of this area of research and development. This paves to way to careers in academia or jobs in large public or private research laboratories and high-tech industries (aeronautics, space, energy, automotive and transport, advanced mechanical industries). The training is programme is backed by a number of companies (SAFRAN, ONERA, EDF, CEA, Saint-Gobain, Michelin, Renault, PSA Peugeot Citroën, etc.) which offer internship subjects and research projects and, in some cases, provide specialised training.

Collaboration(s)
Laboratories

Laboratoire de mécanique et technologie
Laboratoire de Mécanique des Sols, Structures et Matériaux.

Programme

Le S1 est constitué d'UEs de remise à niveau, des UEs de tronc commun (au choix en anglais ou en français), d'UEs obligatoires de sous-parcours et d'UEs à choix pour chaque sous parcours.

Subjects ECTS Lecture directed study practical class Lecture/directed study Lecture/practical class directed study/practical class distance-learning course Project Supervised studies
Mathematics 0 5
Material science and metallurgy 0 15
Continuum mechanics 0 10
Subjects ECTS Lecture directed study practical class Lecture/directed study Lecture/practical class directed study/practical class distance-learning course Project Supervised studies
Techniques expérimentales 3 12 12 6
Projet de recherche 3 3 27
Origine physique du comportement des matériaux 3 15 15
Modèles de comportement et thermodynamique des milieux continus 3 16 16
Méthodes numériques 3 12 12 6
Communication scientifique en langue étrangère 3 30
Subjects ECTS Lecture directed study practical class Lecture/directed study Lecture/practical class directed study/practical class distance-learning course Project Supervised studies
Scientific communication in foreign language 3 30
Research project 3 3 27
Numerical methods 3 12 12 6
Material science 3 15 15
Material constitutive equations 3 16 16
Advanced experimental methods 3 12 12 6
Subjects ECTS Lecture directed study practical class Lecture/directed study Lecture/practical class directed study/practical class distance-learning course Project Supervised studies
Fracture mechanics 3 21 3 6
Damage and fracture of polymers and composites 3 10 20
Continuum damage mechanics 3 30
Subjects ECTS Lecture directed study practical class Lecture/directed study Lecture/practical class directed study/practical class distance-learning course Project Supervised studies
Plastic strain processing 3 24
Numerical simulation for metal processing 3 20 28
Metal additive manufacturing 3 24
Subjects ECTS Lecture directed study practical class Lecture/directed study Lecture/practical class directed study/practical class distance-learning course Project Supervised studies
Polymers and composites processing 3 24 6
Mechanical behavior of polymers 3 30
Durability and recycling of polymers and composites 3 18 6
Subjects ECTS Lecture directed study practical class Lecture/directed study Lecture/practical class directed study/practical class distance-learning course Project Supervised studies
Plastic strain processing 3 24
Multi-physical approach of machining 3 30
Advanced machining and its applications 3 22 8
Subjects ECTS Lecture directed study practical class Lecture/directed study Lecture/practical class directed study/practical class distance-learning course Project Supervised studies
Polymers and composites processing 3 24 6
Mechanics of materials under impact loading 3 22 8
Material by design 3 15 4 11
Fatigue of materials : mechanisms and modelling 3 30
Algorithmic modelling of multiphysics processes 3 8 22
Subjects ECTS Lecture directed study practical class Lecture/directed study Lecture/practical class directed study/practical class distance-learning course Project Supervised studies
Polymers and composites processing 3 24 6
Mechanics of materials under impact loading 3 22 8
Material by design 3 15 4 11
Fatigue of materials : mechanisms and modelling 3 30
Damage and fracture of polymers and composites 3 10 20
Continuum damage mechanics 3 30
Algorithmic modelling of multiphysics processes 3 8 22

Le second semestre est un stage de recherche.

Subjects ECTS Lecture directed study practical class Lecture/directed study Lecture/practical class directed study/practical class distance-learning course Project Supervised studies
Stage - Internship 30
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Application period
From 01/02/2022 to 30/06/2022
Compulsory supporting documents
  • Detailed description and hourly volume of courses taken since the beginning of the university program.

  • All transcripts of the years / semesters validated since the high school diploma at the date of application.

  • Curriculum Vitae.

  • Motivation letter.

Additional supporting documents
  • The application procedure, which depends on your nationality and your situation is explained here : https://urlz.fr/i3Lo.

  • Certificate of French (compulsory for non-French speakers).

    (Si vous êtes Francophone, chargez juste un PDF contenant "je suis francophone" car ...)
  • VAP file (obligatory for all persons requesting a valuation of the assets to enter the diploma).

  • Certificate of English level (compulsory for non-English speakers).

    (If you're english native speaker, just upload a PDF with "I'm english native speaker because... ")
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