Thomas Tancogne-Dejean: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2022

Name Dr. Thomas Tancogne-Dejean
KI in Mechanik und Fertigung
ETH Zürich, PFA G 17
Technoparkstrasse 1
8005 Zürich
Telephone+41 44 633 92 68
DepartmentMechanical and Process Engineering

151-0525-00LDynamic Behavior of Materials4 credits2V + 2UT. Tancogne-Dejean, C. Roth
AbstractLectures and computer labs concerned with the modeling of the deformation response and failure of engineering materials (metals, polymers and composites) subject to extreme loadings during manufacturing, crash, impact and blast events.
ObjectiveStudents will learn to apply, understand and develop computational models of a large spectrum of engineering materials to predict their dynamic deformation response and failure in finite element simulations. Students will become familiar with important dynamic testing techniques to identify material model parameters from experiments. The ultimate goal is to provide the students with the knowledge and skills required to engineer modern multi-material solutions for high performance structures in automotive, aerospace and naval engineering.
ContentTopics include temperature and strain rate dependent elasto-plasticity, dynamic brittle and ductile fracture; impulse transfer, impact and wave propagation in solids; computational aspects of material model implementation; simulation of dynamic failure of structures;
Lecture notesSlides of the lectures, relevant journal papers and user manuals will be provided.
LiteratureVarious books will be recommended pertaining to the topics covered.
Prerequisites / NoticeCourse in continuum mechanics (mandatory), finite element method (recommended)
Subject-specific CompetenciesConcepts and Theoriesassessed
Techniques and Technologiesassessed
Method-specific CompetenciesAnalytical Competenciesassessed
Media and Digital Technologiesassessed
Project Managementassessed
Social CompetenciesCommunicationfostered
Cooperation and Teamworkfostered
Personal CompetenciesCreative Thinkingfostered
Critical Thinkingfostered
151-3207-00LLightweight4 credits2V + 2UP. Ermanni, T. Tancogne-Dejean, M. Zogg
AbstractThe elective course Lightweight includes numerical methods for the analysis of the load carrying and failure behavior of lightweight structures, as well as construction methods and design principles for lightweight design.
ObjectiveThe goal of this course is to convey substantiated background for the understanding and the design and sizing of modern lightweight structures in mechanical engineering, vehicle and airplane design.
ContentLightweight design
Thin-walled beams and structures
Instability behavior of thin walled structures
Reinforced shell structures
Load introduction in lightweight structures
Joining technology
Sandwich design
Lecture notesScript, Handouts, Exercises