LMA - Laboratoire de Mécanique et d’Acoustique

Victor Charpentier

Post-Doctorant, IMI

Keywords: deployable structures, mechanisms, architected membranes, large-displacements

2020 fellowship Institut de Mécanique et Ingéniérie (IMI)
Host institution : LMA & IUSTI
Supervisor : Joël Marthelot (IUSTI)
Co-supervisor : Stéphane Bourgeois (LMA)

Deployment of architectured membranes for biomedical application

Elastic sheets with mesoscale architecture obtained by folding or cutting have recently drawn considerable interest in the mechanics and engineering community. The cuts and features can be tailored to allow the sheets to morph into complex three dimensional shapes with unusual mechanical characteristics such as auxeticity, deployability and programmable non-linear properties.

The main objective of the project is twofold : to identify and build a fundamental understanding of the mechanical response of hyperelastic membranes with architected cut patterns on the one hand and to transfer the resulting tunable mechanisms to prototypes for more reliable compliant medical devices on the other hand


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