The research work conducted at the Gustave Zédé joint laboratory has 3 main areas of focus:
- The rapid characterization of the fatigue properties of materials
- The rapid characterization of the fatigue properties of assemblies
- New manufacturing processes and fatigue behavior
This project brings together 37 partners from 11 countries to focus on 13 areas of innovation. The team leads the work carried out on the durability of bonds between a composite module and a metal structure and on the setting up of a high cycle fatigue design calculation chain for steel thrusters made using additive manufacturing, with large-scale validation testing (2017-2020 with PTR 2 and 5).
Fatigue properties of as-welded and post-weld treated assemblies (2018-2020, CIFRE PhD thesis).
Improving design methods for the production and industrialization of submarine hulls. The project will focus on two major topics: forming and fatigue behavior. The goal is to better define the initial mechanical state of the formed structure so as to take better account of its impact on the structure’s in-service behavior. (2019-2022)