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Laboratoire de Mécanique des Contacts et des Structures - LaMCoS

Director : Daniel NELIAS

Joint Research Unit of INSA Lyon and CNRS, LaMCoS carries out research on understanding and controlling the behavior of mechanical structures and systems by studying their interfaces.

We innovate to improve understanding of fundamental phenomena to anticipate major societal challenges and respond to technological problems in the fields of Transport, Energy and Health. The work carried out in the laboratory is characterized by a very strong correlation between experimentation and modeling, multiphysical and multiscale approaches, as well as as developments of advanced methods in experimentation and numerical simulation.

Main axes

  • Surfaces and interfaces, tribology
  • Non-linear dynamics
  • Vibration Control, Structural Monitoring, Energy Recovery
  • Integrity of surfaces, solids and structures under extreme stress
  • Formatting composites
  • Numerical simulation of processes / innovative processes
  • Mechanical and electromechanical transmissions
  • Bioengineering

Numbers

  • 21 Professeurs - Directeurs de Recherche
    37 Maîtres de Conférences - Chargés de Recherche
    28 ITARF - ITA
    89 Doctorants
    9 Post-Doctorants
    19 Personnels Rattachés
  • 130 international publications by year on the last 5 years
  • 102 conférences by year
  • 1 patent by year
  • Annual Amount of Contracts : 4,5 M€

Influence & Awards

The multi-thematic cross-skills of the LaMCoS allow :
  • to hold or to be partner of 4 industrial professorships (Michelin, Safran, SKF, Volvo),
  • to be a partner of 1 industrial consortium (Cirtrans),
  • to be a member of a Carnot Institute Ingénierie@Lyon,
  • to be a member of 3 laboratories of excellence (Labex Celya, iMust, Manutech-Sise)
  • to be a member of 3 common laboratories (AdViTam, Drillab, OpenLab PSA),
  • to be involved in equipment of excellence (Equipex Phare and Durasol)
  • and participate in many national and European projects (ANR projects IRINA, Rupxcube, European project FibreMap, Phedyma ...).
With its national and international scientific outreach, the laboratory organizes recognized conferences
  • Int. Gear Conf. 2014, 2018
  • JNRSE 2017, JJCAB, Survisnho 2019
  • EuroEAP 2018, IWPMA 2019, ENOC 2020
  • Leeds-Lyon, ACT, JTM
  • and many others
and actively participates in the editorial committees of major newspapers.

This scientific excellence is recognized and distinguished as much among our young researchers than among our permanent researchers :