Damaging and Durability (ENDO)

Head of the group: Sylvie Castagnet

ENDO Group Organizational Structure can be found here (in French)


Permanent Researchers:

Dr Mandana Arzaghi Dr Michel Gerland  Dr Azdine Nait-Ali
Dr Marianne Beringhier Prof Marco Gigliotti Dr Yannick Pannier
Prof Michel Boustie (DR) Prof Jean-Claude Grandidier Dr Sylvie Pautrot
Dr Séverine Boyer Prof Damien Halm Dr Véronique Pélosin
Prof Sylvie Castagnet (DR) Dr Samuel Hémery Prof Jean Petit (DR em)
Dr Laurence Chocinski Prof Gilbert Hénaff Prof Thibaut de Rességuier (DR)
Dr Jonathan Cormier Prof Marie-Christine Lafarie (em)  Prof Christine Sarrazin (DR)
Prof André Dragon (DR em) Prof José Mendez (DR)  Dr Loïc Signor
Dr Pascal Gadaud Dr Xavier Milhet Dr Olga Smerdova
Prof Catherine Gardin Prof Carole Nadot Dr Fabienne Touchard (DR)

Prof Yves Nadot

Prof Patrick Villechaise (DR)
Technical and administrative staff :
Francine Bayle (SAENES) Mikael Gueguen (IR) David Mellier (IE)
Guillaume Benoit (IE) Florence Hamon (IE) Médéric Morisset (TCN)
Denis Bertheau (IR) Laurent Jouvanneau (TCE) Gérald Sailly (IE)
Eliane Bonneau (AAENES) Eric Laine (IR) Diouwel Tandiang (IE) CDD
Maxime Cruz (IE) CDD Jacques Lefort (AI) Alison Tartarin (apprentie)
Théo Delage (apprenti) Karine Lombard (AJT) CDD Marc Toulminet (IE) CDD
Nicolas Desseigne (TCN) Damien Marchand (AI) Brigitte Vigner (AI)
Anne-Laure Gorge (IE) Florent Mauget (IE)  


The activity of the ENDO group is focused on the mechanics of materials and structures dedicated to the fields of transport - mostly aircraft - and energy. Our methodology of exploration of these scientific problems follows a line of : Representative Experiments - Microstructural Analysis - Formulation of hypotheses and constitutive laws -Identification - Numerical Simulation - New Experiments.


The scientific aims of our group are:

  • Improving the understanding of the constitutive behavior and predicting the durability of materials under conditions close to real life conditions (cyclic loading , variable temperatures , degradation by aggressive environments including oxidation, humidity and other gases).
  • Improving the existing materials by suggesting the developers some ways of optimizing microstructure or studying new materials (Max Phases, new generation of eco-materials, intermetallic prepared by spark plasma sintering…).
  • Improving the understanding of material behaviour used under extreme conditions close to their limits. Understanding the damage mechanisms that degrade material properties and quantifying the risks is essential information for engineers who design and optimize structures. Decreasing the safety factors, that are basically coefficients representing a degree of ignorance of structure behavior, should allow, for example, to broaden the scope of composites and polymers applications, or to make better use of super alloys capabilities under incident conditions in engines.


These objectives respond to the high needs of society, since this knowledge is necessary to make the mobile structures lighter and, therefore, to reduce the energy consumption. The expansion of application areas of the existing materials is also a source of innovation, for example in the energy field (vessels and transport of H2 and CO2 storage), which is governing the changes in our society today.


The ENDO group research activities are organized into eight themes

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