Sylvie DESCARTES


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Bureau : 324402X - Building S. Germain - 4ème

Research Team(s) :
Tribology and Interface Mechanics (TMI) - 100%

Title : Research Engineer - INSA

Fields of expertise

  • Experimentation
  • Dry Friction
  • Rheology
  • Tribology
  • Wear

Activities :



- Senior Researcher, Authorized to Supervise Research (Habilitation HDR, 2016)

  * Tribological behavior of metals, i.e. under extreme conditions (high pressure, high shearing, high plastic deformation…)
* Mechanism and kinetics of formation of Tribologically Transformed Structures (TTS). Mechanical criteria for TTS formation. Behavior laws under pressure. Experimental and numerical simulation. 
* Third body behavior: solid third body and mixtures rheology and flows within contacts
* Relationship between interface microstructures and tribological properties
* Developments of in situ methodology and tools to measure locally physical parameters within dry contacts

  - Membership of national and international networks : Consortium Lyonnais de Microscopie (CLyM), RéCaMiA, Labex Manutech-Sise, GDRI   
Third body and TTS