The teaching will be mostly in English and will include visits in the Geotech laboratory of IFREMER at Brest.


Section: Rocks elastoplasticity


Language: French and English


CM: Basic aspects of elasto-plasticity behaviors based on experimental results 2.5h

TP : modelling of non-linear behavior in rocks under various loads using a FEM method 5h (+ individual work)


Section : Porous media

CM: The student will be introduced to the fundamentals of porous media, void ratio, effective stress, drained/undrained behavior, strength. One homework task/s will be requested. Duration: 2.5h

TP: During the visit to the Geotech lab in IFREMER, the students will be familiarized with the most classical tests in Geotech: classification, consolidation, triaxial. Some homework task will be requested. Duration: 6 h

Pré-requis nécessaires

UE Tectonophysics (includes initiation to the use of ANSYSTM)


Cette UE a comme objectif d’introduire des concepts élémentaires en mécanique des roches, des sols et des milieux poreux. Elle inclue des activités pratiques (modélisations, essais en laboratoire)

This UE aims at introducing basic aspects of rock and soil mechanics, porous media and related phenomena. It includes practical courses (laboratory experiments, FEM modelling).

Compétences visées

  • Acquisition d’un savoir spécialisé/specialized knowledge acquisition

  • Tests géotechniques/geotechnical testing

  • Analyse et interprétation de données expérimentales/analysis and interpretation of experimental data

  • Modélisation des processus non linéaires/non linear numerical modelling