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Campus CESI Saint-Nazaire
24, Le Paquebot - CS 60133
44600 Saint-Nazaire

Research interest

  • Mechanics of materials: numerical simulation and experimental methods.
  • Composite materials and bonded joints.
  • Durability of materials and structures: ageing, fatigue, creep.
  • Geopolymers and bio-sourced materials.

Educational activities

  • Topics : Engineering Mechanics – Static and Dynamics, Mechanics of materials
  • Level : Engineers 1st, 2nd and 3rd years



Habilitation (HDR)

Nantes University

« Contributions to increase the use of composites and adhesives in the oil industry » 



University of Versailles-St Quentin en Yvelines

« An interface model for the simulation of the behaviour of adhesively bonded joints » 


Mechanical Engineer

Fluminense Federal University (Brazil)


Professional experience

  • Visiting professor at the Civil and Mechanical Engineering Research Institute (GeM - UMR 6183).
  • Professor at the Federal Center for Technological Education in Rio de Janeiro (CEFET/RJ).
  • Lecturer, Federal University of Paraíba (UFPB), Brazil.


Research supervision

PhD programs in progress

  • C. SAUTOT. « Numerical approach to the fatigue strength of a passive component consisting of a stack of thin layers subjected to thermal cycles », 2021-2024
  • E. MARQUES. « Use of machine learning models in the characterization and prediction of the fatigue behavior of composite laminated structures », 2021-2024
  • M. HOUHOU. « Study of the application of geopolymer matrix composites in the fabrication of toxic waste containers », 2022-2025


PhD programs achieved

  • M. MOREIRA AROUCHE. « Study of mixed-mode fracture of composite-to-metal adhesively bonded joints ». September 2021.
  • A.C. VIANA PASSOS. « Study of the adhesion of polyurethane and epoxy adhesives on geopolymer and composite substrates ». May 2021.
  • L. AMARAL ALVES. « Assessment of formulation and durability for slag based pure geopolymer composite reinforced with glass fibers ». February 2021.
  • F.V. PEREIRA DA SILVA. « Cutting forces generated by turning - A case study of the Cu-Al-Be and Cu-Al-Be-Nb-Ni Shape Memory Alloys ». February 2014.
  • I.M. CARIRY LACET DE BARROS MARTINS. « Study of the bonding properties of an inorganic polymer to the dentin using push-out tests ». November 2013.
  • J.D.R. BARBOZA DE SOUZA. « Study of the adhesive properties of metacaulinite-based geopolymers applied to the metallic substrates ». March 2013.
  • J. DIAS ALTIDIS. « Adhesive properties of epoxy matrix composites reinforced with metallic powders. March 2013.
  • E.A. SANTOS CORREIA. « Geopolymer matrix composites reinforced with pineapple and sisal fibers ». September 2011.
  • K.C. GOMES DA SILVA. « Iron Distribution in iron-rich geopolymer compounds ». March 2011.
  • A. DA SILVA SOBRINHO JUNIOR. « Evaluation of the effect of microstructural parameters and process of fluid impregnation in culms of bambusa vulgaris ». September 2010.
  • A. PORTO VIEIRA. « Microhardness applied to the study of damage in composite coatings for metallic surfaces ». March 2010.
  • E. PEREIRA DA SILVA. « Evaluation of bond in structures tubular metal coated with cementitious material under static and dynamic stress ». March 2010.

Postdoctoral research

  • S. BUDHE. « Effect of ageing on the adhesion of composite repairs ». CEFET/RJ, Brésil. From June 2015 to January 2020.
  • B.M. FADHIL ALQARASHI. « Numerical and experimental prediction of the failure pressure in repaired pipelines ». Nantes University. Civil and Mechanical Engineering Research Institute (GeM - UMR 6183). From January to June 2018.
  • C.E. REUTHER DE SIQUEIRA. « Numerical and experimental analyses of composite repairs applied to oil industry ». CEFET/RJ, Brésil. From March 2014 to December 2015.



  • 85 Papers on Scopus Database (1099 Citations ; h-index = 17).
  • 1 Book.
  • 3 Book chapters.


Publications sélectionnées

  • Budhe, S., Banea, M.D., de Barros, S., da Silva, L.F.M. An updated review of adhesively bonded joints in composite materials (2017) International Journal of Adhesion and Adhesives, 72, pp. 30-42.
  • Teixeira de Freitas, S., Banea, M.D., Budhe, S., de Barros, S. Interface adhesion assessment of composite-to-metal bonded joints under salt spray conditions using peel tests (2017) Composite Structures, 164, pp. 68-75.
  • Gomes, K.C., Lima, G.S.T., Torres, S.M., De Barros, S., Vasconcelos, I.F., Barbosa, N.P. Iron distribution in geopolymer with ferromagnetic rich precursor (2010) Materials Science Forum, 643, pp. 131-138.
  • Vlasie, V., de Barros, S., Rousseau, M., Champaney, L., Duflo, H., Morvan, B. Mechanical and acoustical study of a structural bond: comparison theory/numerical simulations/experiment (2006) European Journal of Mechanics, A/Solids, 25 (3), pp. 464-482.
  • Beber, V.C., de Barros, S., Banea, M.D., Brede, M., de Carvalho, L.H., Hoffmann, R., Costa, A.R.M., Bezerra, E.B., Silva, I.D.S., Haag, K., Koschek, K., Wellen, R.M.R. Effect of Babassu natural filler on PBAT/PHB biodegradable blends: An investigation of thermal, mechanical, and morphological behavior (2018) Materials, 11 (5), art. no. 820.