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Master Year 2 Solid Mechanics

Master Year 2 Solid Mechanics
Year

Master Year 2

Program

Solid Mechanics

ECTS Credits

60

Language

English

Orientation

Research and R&D in Industry

Location

Palaiseau Campus

Course Duration

12 months, full time

Course Start

September

Degree awarded

Master’s degree

WHY ENROLL IN THIS PROGRAM?

Asset n° 1 

Participate in an interdisciplinary program taught by renowned experts in the fields of multiscale modeling, Multiphysics couplings, and advanced materials and structures.

Asset n°2

Benefit from a research-focused program with close links to the laboratories of the Institut Polytechnique de Paris.

Asset n°3

Build a stimulating career in the emerging fields of solid mechanics

In a scientific, technological, and industrial environment that increasingly requires innovative solutions, it is vital to describe the mechanical response of materials and structures in ever greater detail. This requires models that capture multiple interconnected length scales. The fast-developing research field of multiscale modeling of materials and structures is inherently multidisciplinary: physicists contribute their knowledge of how condensed matter behaves on small scales, solid mechanicians their expertise of larger scales, and applied mathematicians techniques for bridging scales.

The Solid Mechanics track is centered around the multiphysics and multiscale modeling of materials and structures, and is a Master-level program at the interface between these three fields. It provides advanced training in the fundamentals of the mechanics of materials and structures, highlighting the multiscale and multiphysics dimensions of state-of-the-art research in solid mechanics and emphasizing a mathematical approach.

Objectives

This program enables students to:

  • Become experts in the development and implementation of models that efficiently predict a wide range of physical phenomena observed in structures and materials
  • Build a multidisciplinary scientific culture enabling them to interact with physicists, mechanicians, applied mathematicians, and engineers
  • Be trained in the fundamental research in solid mechanics that is likely to develop in coming decades, and discover present and potential applications in state-of-the-art technologies
  • Acquire the skills to work and communicate with ease in English-speaking environments

The Master's degree in Solid Mechanics track aims to train students for research in mechanics, and to a lesser degree for a career in industry. At the end of the Master’s program, students will be equipped to pursue a Ph.D. or seek employment in research and development in industry or in a public research institution.

Mechanics of Brittle Fracture and Damage

 

27h

3 ECTS 

English

Materials Modeling. From Atomistic to Macroscopic

 

27h

3 ECTS 

English

 

Smart Materials and Structures: Principles and Applications

 

 

27h

3 ECTS 

English

 

Nonlinear Methods in Mechanics

 

27h

3 ECTS 

English

Metamaterials

 

 

27h

3 ECTS 

English

Modeling of Heterogeneous Materials and Structures. Application to

Composites

 

27h

3 ECTS 

English

Microscopic Nature of Dissipative Behavior

 

27h

3 ECTS 

English

(Complex) Crack Propagation in Brittle Materials

 

27h

3 ECTS 

English

Multiphysics Modeling of Continuous Media

 

 

27h

3 ECTS 

English

Inelastic Behaviors of Structures

 

27h

3 ECTS 

English

Advanced experimental methods

27h

3 ECTS 

English

A 6-month research internship (30 ECTS) must be completed either in a laboratory of the Intitut Polytechnique de Paris or in an R&D structure in industry.

Admission requirements

Academic prerequisites

Completion of the first year of Master in mechanics at Institut Polytechnique de Paris or equivalent (including engineering diplomas) in France or abroad

Language prerequisites

English

How to apply

Applications can be submitted exclusively online. You will need to provide the following documents:

  • Transcripts
  • Two academic references (added online directly by your referees)
  • CV/resume
  • Statement of purpose

You will receive an answer in your candidate space within 2 months of the closing date for the application session.

Fees and scholarships

  • EU/EEA/Switzerland students: 243€
  • Non-EU/EEA/Switzerland students: 3770€
  • Engineer students enrolled in one of the five member schools of Institut Polytechnique de Paris (Ecole polytechnique, ENSTA Paris, ENSAE Paris, Télécom Paris and Télécom SudParis): 159€
  • Special cases: please refer to the "Cost of studies" section of the FAQs

Find out more about scholarships

Applications and admission dates

Coordinators

Michel Jabbour

Ziad Moumni

Program office

Nolwenn Marchaland

General enquiries

master-admission@ip-paris.fr

Description

In a scientific, technological, and industrial environment that increasingly requires innovative solutions, it is vital to describe the mechanical response of materials and structures in ever greater detail. This requires models that capture multiple interconnected length scales. The fast-developing research field of multiscale modeling of materials and structures is inherently multidisciplinary: physicists contribute their knowledge of how condensed matter behaves on small scales, solid mechanicians their expertise of larger scales, and applied mathematicians techniques for bridging scales.

The Solid Mechanics track is centered around the multiphysics and multiscale modeling of materials and structures, and is a Master-level program at the interface between these three fields. It provides advanced training in the fundamentals of the mechanics of materials and structures, highlighting the multiscale and multiphysics dimensions of state-of-the-art research in solid mechanics and emphasizing a mathematical approach.

Objectives

This program enables students to:

  • Become experts in the development and implementation of models that efficiently predict a wide range of physical phenomena observed in structures and materials
  • Build a multidisciplinary scientific culture enabling them to interact with physicists, mechanicians, applied mathematicians, and engineers
  • Be trained in the fundamental research in solid mechanics that is likely to develop in coming decades, and discover present and potential applications in state-of-the-art technologies
  • Acquire the skills to work and communicate with ease in English-speaking environments

The Master's degree in Solid Mechanics track aims to train students for research in mechanics, and to a lesser degree for a career in industry. At the end of the Master’s program, students will be equipped to pursue a Ph.D. or seek employment in research and development in industry or in a public research institution.

Mechanics of Brittle Fracture and Damage

 

27h

3 ECTS 

English

Materials Modeling. From Atomistic to Macroscopic

 

27h

3 ECTS 

English

 

Smart Materials and Structures: Principles and Applications

 

 

27h

3 ECTS 

English

 

Nonlinear Methods in Mechanics

 

27h

3 ECTS 

English

Metamaterials

 

 

27h

3 ECTS 

English

Modeling of Heterogeneous Materials and Structures. Application to

Composites

 

27h

3 ECTS 

English

Microscopic Nature of Dissipative Behavior

 

27h

3 ECTS 

English

(Complex) Crack Propagation in Brittle Materials

 

27h

3 ECTS 

English

Multiphysics Modeling of Continuous Media

 

 

27h

3 ECTS 

English

Inelastic Behaviors of Structures

 

27h

3 ECTS 

English

Advanced experimental methods

27h

3 ECTS 

English

A 6-month research internship (30 ECTS) must be completed either in a laboratory of the Intitut Polytechnique de Paris or in an R&D structure in industry.

Admission requirements

Academic prerequisites

Completion of the first year of Master in mechanics at Institut Polytechnique de Paris or equivalent (including engineering diplomas) in France or abroad

Language prerequisites

English

How to apply

Applications can be submitted exclusively online. You will need to provide the following documents:

  • Transcripts
  • Two academic references (added online directly by your referees)
  • CV/resume
  • Statement of purpose

You will receive an answer in your candidate space within 2 months of the closing date for the application session.

Fees and scholarships

  • EU/EEA/Switzerland students: 243€
  • Non-EU/EEA/Switzerland students: 3770€
  • Engineer students enrolled in one of the five member schools of Institut Polytechnique de Paris (Ecole polytechnique, ENSTA Paris, ENSAE Paris, Télécom Paris and Télécom SudParis): 159€
  • Special cases: please refer to the "Cost of studies" section of the FAQs

Find out more about scholarships

Applications and admission dates

Coordinators

Michel Jabbour

Ziad Moumni

Program office

Nolwenn Marchaland

General enquiries

master-admission@ip-paris.fr