LMT Cachan / Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan

61 av. du Pt Wilson - F94235 Cachan cedex - France

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Leader of task 3

Current position

Professor at ENS Cachan, member of LMT Cachan

Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering of ENS Cachan


Mechanical Engineering, ENS Cachan (1992)

PhD at LMT Cachan / ENS Cachan (1996)

Research Activities

Modelisation and simulation of assemblies of structures [1,2]

Domain decomposition and parallel computation [3]

Modelisation of contact and friction conditions [1,2]

Multiscale modeling [4,5]

Interface models [6,7,8]

Active control of light structures


Professor at ENS Cachan (2005-)

Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches, University of Versailles (2004)

Assistant Professor at University of Versailles (1996-2005)

Selection of Publications

[1] L. Champaney, P.A. Boucard, and S. Guinard. Adaptive multi-analysis strategy for contact problems with friction. Computational Mechanics, 2007. available online DOI:10.1007/s00466-007-0213-7.

[2] L. Champaney, C. Blanzé, and P.A. Boucard. Outils de dimensionnement et d’analyse de sensibilité pour les assemblages de structures. Mech. & Indust., 6(1):89–99, 2005.

[3] L. Champaney and Dureisseix. A mixed domain decomposition approach. In F. Magoulès, editor, Mesh Partitioning Techniques and Domain Decomposition Methods, pages 293–320. Saxe-Coburg Publications, Stirling, UK, 2007. ISBN 978-1-874672-29-6.

[4] V. Vlasie, S. DeBarros, M. Rousseau, and L. Champaney. Ultrasonic rheological model of cohesive and adhesive zones in aluminum joints: validation by mechanical tests. Arch. Appl. Mech., 75(4-5):220–234, 2006.

[5] V. Vlasie, S. DeBarros, M. Rousseau, L. Champaney, H. Duflo, and B. Morvan. Mechanical and acoustical study of a structural bond: comparison theory/numerical simulations/experiment. Eur. Journ. Mech. A/Solids, 25(3):464–482, 2006.

[6] N. Valoroso and L. Champaney. A damage-mechanics-based approach for modelling decohesion in adhesively bonded assemblies. Engng Fracture Mech., 73(18):2774–2801, 2006.


Recent Involvment in Research Projects

Principal Investigator of the ACI "Jeune Chercheur" Project (ANR) "Prevision and Control of the resistance of bonded assemblies". Collaboration LEMA UNiv. Versailles / LMM Univ.Pariv VI / ESPCI / LAUE Univ. du Havre., 2001-2003.

Principal Investigator of the Franco-Italian Galilée project (EGIDE) "Development of damage-elastoplastic interface models for bonded joints", Univ. of Versailles, Univ. Rome II and Univ. Napoli, 2001-2002.

Co-leader of the Computational Structure and Modelisation Association (CSMA) working group "Numerical Methods for Contact and Friction Problems", since 2000

Member of the european MAAXIMUS Project "More Affordable Aircraft Structure Lifecycle threw eXtended Integrated and Mature nUmerical Sizing" (Airbus), since 2008.