Arts et Metiers ParisTech
Paris, France

Arts et Métiers ParisTech is a French engineering and research graduate school , in the equivalent of the French ivy league. It is a general engineering school recognized for leading French higher education in the fields of mechanics and industrialization. Founded in 1780, it is among the oldest French institutions and it remains one of the most prestigious and selective engineering schools in France.The school has trained 85,000 engineers since its foundation by the Duke of La Rochefoucauld-Liancourt. It is a "Public Scientific, Cultural and Professional Institution" under the authority of the Ministry of Higher Education and Research and has the special status of Grand établissement. Formerly named École nationale supérieure d'arts et métiers , it was a founding member of ParisTech , héSam and France AEROTECH.Arts et Métiers ParisTech consists of eight Teaching and Research Centres and three institutes spread across the country. Its students are called Gadz'Arts.The school, renowned for both its national and international cooperation programmes, has partnerships with many universities and higher-education institutions all around the world. Wikipedia.

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Societe Lorraine De Constrution Aeronautique, Ateliers Cini and Arts et Metiers ParisTech | Date: 2010-01-18

The invention relates to a device (10) for making a part of a composite material by resin-transfer moulding, that includes a manufacturing mould (10) in which is placed a blank (1) of the part to be impregnated with resin, characterised in that the manufacturing mould (20) is divided into a matrix (21) and one or more mobile structural members (22) to be indexed on the matrix (21), the whole defining, after assembly, an imprint corresponding to the shape of the part to be manufactured.

Societe Lorraine de Construction Aeronautique, Pole De Plasturgie De Lest, Ateliers Cini and Arts et Metiers ParisTech | Date: 2012-11-12

A method for manufacturing a part in composite material with a hollow core is provided that includes applying at least one adhesive layer on an open surface of the hollow core. The adhesive layer is a blocking polymerizable adhesive layer having, after polymerization, sealing properties relatively to a resin and capable of preventing its diffusion towards an inside of the hollow core. Subsequently, the blocking adhesive layer is polymerized so as to achieve sealing of the hollow core. Additionally, various parts manufactured according to the methods of the present disclosure are also provided.

Societe Lorraine De Construction Aeronautique, Ateliers Cini, Pole De Plasturgie De Lest and Arts et Metiers ParisTech | Date: 2012-11-12

A device for manufacturing a part in composite material by resin transfer moulding and method is provided according to the present disclosure. The device includes a manufacturing mould in which at least one preform is intended to be arranged of the part intended to be impregnated with resin during a resin transfer process. The mould is subdivided into a die and at least one movable structural element intended to be indexed on the die to form an assembly, the assembly forming a cavity corresponding to a shape of the part to be manufactured. The mould is associated with at least one positioning frame having a low coefficient of thermal expansion in at least one dimension, the positioning frame being designed to allow the indexing and holding in position of the at least one movable structural element, corresponding to at least one singularity, on the die.

Mareau C.,Arts et Metiers ParisTech | Berbenni S.,CNRS Study of Microstructures, Mechanics and Material Sciences lab
International Journal of Plasticity | Year: 2015

The modeling of heterogeneous materials with an elasto-viscoplastic behavior is generally complex because of the differential nature of the local constitutive law. Indeed, the resolution of the heterogeneous problem involves space-time couplings which are generally difficult to estimate. In the present paper, a new homogenization model based on an affine linearization of the viscoplastic flow rule is proposed. First, the heterogeneous problem is written in the form of an integral equation. The purely thermoelastic and purely viscoplastic heterogeneous problems are solved independently using the self-consistent approximation. Using translated field techniques, the solutions of the above problems are combined to obtain the final self-consistent formulation. Then, some applications concerning twophase fiber-reinforced composites and polycrystalline materials are presented. When compared to the reference solutions obtained from a FFT spectral method, a good description of the overall response of heterogeneous materials is obtained with the proposed model even when the viscoplastic flow rule is highly non-linear. Thanks to this approach, which is entirely formulated in the real-time space, the present model can be used for studying the response of heterogeneous materials submitted to complex thermo-mechanical loading paths with a good numerical efficiency. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Lerat A.,Arts et Metiers ParisTech
Journal of Computational Physics | Year: 2013

Exact expressions of steady discrete shocks are found for a class of dissipative compact schemes approximating a one-dimensional nonlinear hyperbolic problem with a 3rd, 5th and 7th order of accuracy. A discrete solution is given explicitly for the inviscid Bürgers equation and the oscillatory nature of the shock profiles is determined according to the scheme order and to the shock location with respect to the mesh. © 2013 Elsevier Inc.

Kestelyn X.,Arts et Metiers ParisTech | Semail E.,Arts et Metiers ParisTech
IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics | Year: 2011

This paper deals with the generation of optimal current references for multiphase permanent-magnet (PM) synchronous machines in normal or fault mode (open-circuited phases). Current references are computed in order to keep a constant torque while minimizing instantaneous joule losses. In comparison with commonly used scalar methods, a vectorial approach makes it possible to reduce the number of computations in order to generate optimal current references in real time. In addition to this, since current references are expressed in terms of physical parameters of the machine, this approach can be used to evaluate the influence of machine parameters over the control performances. Finally, experimental results of a surface-mounted PM five-phase synchronous machine are provided in order to demonstrate the proposed strategy. © 2006 IEEE.

Rossi M.,Arts et Metiers ParisTech | Pierron F.,Arts et Metiers ParisTech
Computational Mechanics | Year: 2012

The aim of this paper is to provide a general procedure to extract the constitutive parameters of a plasticity model starting from displacement measurements and using the Virtual Fields Method. This is a classical inverse problem which has been already investigated in the literature, however several new features are developed here. First of all the procedure applies to a general three-dimensional displacement field which leads to large plastic deformations, no assumptions are made such as plane stress or plane strain although only pressure-independent plasticity is considered. Moreover the equilibrium equation is written in terms of the deviatoric stress tensor that can be directly computed from the strain field without iterations. Thanks to this, the identification routine is much faster compared to other inverse methods such as finite element updating. The proposed method can be a valid tool to study complex phenomena which involve severe plastic deformation and where the state of stress is completely triaxial, e.g. strain localization or necking occurrence. The procedure has been validated using a three dimensional displacement field obtained from a simulated experiment. The main potentialities as well as a first sensitivity study on the influence of measurement errors are illustrated. © 2011 Springer-Verlag.

Allena R.,Arts et Metiers ParisTech
Bulletin of Mathematical Biology | Year: 2013

Cell migration triggered by pseudopodia (or "false feet") is the most used method of locomotion. A 3D finite element model of a cell migrating over a 2D substrate is proposed, with a particular focus on the mechanical aspects of the biological phenomenon. The decomposition of the deformation gradient is used to reproduce the cyclic phases of protrusion and contraction of the cell, which are tightly synchronized with the adhesion forces at the back and at the front of the cell, respectively. First, a steady active deformation is considered to show the ability of the cell to simultaneously initiate multiple pseudopodia. Here, randomness is considered as a key aspect, which controls both the direction and the amplitude of the false feet. Second, the migration process is described through two different strategies: the temporal and the spatial sensing models. In the temporal model, the cell "sniffs" the surroundings by extending several pseudopodia and only the one that receives a positive input will become the new leading edge, while the others retract. In the spatial model instead, the cell senses the external sources at different spots of the membrane and only protrudes one pseudopod in the direction of the most attractive one. © 2013 Society for Mathematical Biology.

Costes J.-P.,Arts et Metiers ParisTech
Journal of Materials Processing Technology | Year: 2013

This article presents a predictive approach of surface topography based on the FFT analysis of surface profiles. From a set of experimental machining tests, the parameters investigated are: feed per revolution, insert nose radius, depth of cut and cutting speed. The first step of the analysis consists of normalizing the measured profiles with the feed per revolution. This results in normalized profiles with a feed per revolution and a signal period equal to 1. The effect of each cutting parameter on the surface profile is expressed as a spectrum with respect to the period length. These effects are quantified and can be sorted in descending order of importance as feed per revolution, insert nose radius, depth of cut and cutting speed. The second part of the paper presents a modeling of the surface profile using the parameters effects and one interaction. The proposed model gives the spectrum of the profile to be predicted. The inverse Fourier transform applied to the spectrum yields the expected surface profile. Measured and simulated profiles are compared for two cutting conditions and results correlate well. © 2012 Elsevier B.V.

Pruliere E.,Arts et Metiers ParisTech
Composite Structures | Year: 2014

Numerical simulations of composite structures are generally performed using multi-layered shell elements in the context of the finite elements method. This strategy has numerous advantages like a low computation time and the capability to reproduce the comportment of composites in most of cases. The main restriction of this approach is that they require an approximation of the comportment in the thickness. This approximation is generally no more valid near the boundary and loading conditions and when non linear phenomena like delamination occurs in the thickness. This paper explores an alternative to shell computation using the framework of the Proper Generalized Decomposition that is based on a separated representation of the solution. The idea is to solve the full 3D solid problem separating the in-plane and the out-of-plane spaces. Practically, a classical shell mesh is used to describe the in-plane geometry and a simple 1D mesh is used to deal with the out-of-plane space. This allows to represents complex fields in the thickness without the complexity and the computation cost of a solid mesh which is particularly interesting when dealing with composite laminates. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd.

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