Gilles Lubineau

Interim Dean, Physical Science and Engineering, Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Physical Science and Engineering Division
Laboratory of Mechanics of Composites for Energy and Mobility


Education Profile

  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, École Normale Supérieure de Cachan, Paris VI University, 2002
  • Postgraduate Degree, École Normale Supérieure de Cachan, 2000
  • "Agrégation," Theoretical Mechanics, 1999
  • M.S., École Normale Supérieure de Cachan, 1998

Research Interests

Professor Lubineau’s research simultaneously involves computational, modeling and experimental developments to tackle complex problems related to composite engineering and more generally to heterogeneous materials.  Lubineau’s research is focused on four key areas: Integrity of composite materials and structures. Isotropic and anisotropic damage theories; fracture mechanics; homogenization techniques bridging micro-mechanical models to meso/macro-scale models; multi-scale modeling; and damage mechanisms in nano-reinforced multiscale composites.Durability of composite materials and structures; modeling of aging for polymer-based CFRPs under various environments (moisture, temperature, radiation, oxidation, mechanical fatigue); aging of steel pipes in sour environments; and the development of multiphysics-related models (experimental, modeling and computational work).Inverse problems for the identification of constitutive parameters; digital image correlation-based identification techniques; identification techniques for interfaces in joints and laminates; and identification techniques based on 2-D (optical pictures) and 3-D (tomography) image correlation.Multiscale coupling techniques; coupling between non-local continuum and local continuum models; and upscaling strategies for handling localized effects in large-scale simulations.

Selected Publications

  • F. Han, Y. Azdoud and G. Lubineau (2014). Computational modeling of elastic properties of carbon nanotube/polymer composites with interphase regions. Part I: micro-structural characterization and geometric modeling. Computational Material Sciences. v. 81, pp. 641-651.
  • J. Zhou and G. Lubineau (2013). Improving electrical conductivity in Polycarbonate Nanocomposites using highly conductive PEDOT/PSS coated MWCNTs. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, v. 5(13), pp. 6189-6200.
  • A. Moussawi, G. Lubineau, E. Florentin and Benoit Blaysat (2013). The constitutive compatibility method for identification of material parameters based on full-field measurements. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, v. 265, pp. 1-14.
  • Y. Azdoud, F. Han and G. Lubineau (2013). A Morphing framework to couple non-local and local anisotropic continua. International Journal of Solids and Structures, v. 50(9), pp. 1332-1341.
  • A. Traidia, M. Alfano, G. Lubineau, S. Duval and A. Sherik (2012). An effective finite element model for the prediction of Hydrogen induced cracking in steel pipelines. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, v. 37(21), pp. 16214-16230.
  • M. Alfano, G. Lubineau, F. Furgiuele and G.H. Paulino (2012). Study on the role of laser surface irradiation on damage and decohesion of Al/epoxy bonded joints. International Journal of Adhesion and Adhesives, v. 39, pp. 33-41.
  • G. Lubineau, Y. Azdoud, F. Han, Ch. Rey and A. Askari (2012). A morphing strategy to couple non-local to local continuum mechanics. Journal of Mechanics and Physics of Solids, v. 60(6), pp. 1088-1102.
  • G. Lubineau and A. Rahaman (2012). A review of strategies for improving the degradation properties of laminated continuous-fiber/epoxy composites with carbon based nano reinforcements. Carbon, v.50(7), pp. 2377-2395.
  • E. Florentin and G. Lubineau (2010). Identification of the parameters of an elastic material model using the Constitutive Equation Gap Method. Computational Mechanics, v. 46(4), pp. 521-531.