ENSAM is an engineering school founded in 1780 by the Duke of La Rochefoucauld Liancourt. It adopted "Arts et Métiers ParisTech" as a brand name in 2007. This is a Public Scientific Character under the Ministry of Higher Education and Research. ENSAM is located in 8 places in France with Bordeaux and Paris. Training, research and innovation, and the optimization of the transfer are the main strategic words for ENSAM. Technological platforms including machinery and experiment test benches allow reaching this training, research, and transferring objectives. The I2M laboratory of Bordeaux belong to the CNRS Institute, and it is organized in five departments of research. The dynamic team bringing this project evolves within the Department of I2M DUMAS. The research within this department relates damage and durability of materials, assemblies, and structures.  All scales are concerned, from microscopic to macroscopic scales, to identify by detailed analyzes of the fundamental physical mechanisms governing sustainability.  Understanding of damage to the materials at all scales mechanisms can provide methods and / or robust design tools. The department develops original tests and specific instrumentation for testing laboratory specimens but also real structures. Digital pleas allow complete and / or refine these investigations relying on virtual testing coupled with laboratory experiments.



Professor Frederic Dau