Jean-Luc Bouvard is an associate professor at the Center of Material Forming at Mines ParisTech. He is leading the group “Physical mechanics of Industrial Polymers”. The objective of the group is to understand, characterize and model the mechanical behavior of polymers and composites from their solid to their rubbery states.
Such strategy is based on experimental methods and research equipment at the interface between physics and mechanics of polymers. Relationship between process conditions and microstructure evolution is one of our main research axes.
Team's activity is also focusing on the development and improvement of macroscopic physically based models for finite element software. The team develops multi-scale strategies through microstructure modeling to better understand structure-property relationships. The poster is dedicated to this research area with the development of advanced numerical tools for modeling digital materials with the purpose of targeting specific mechanical properties.