Dr Pierre Kerfriden

Dr Pierre Kerfriden

Senior Lecturer - Teaching and Research

School of Engineering

Email:
kerfridenp@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 5926
Location:
W2.45, Queen's Buildings - West Building, 5 The Parade, Newport Road, Cardiff, CF24 3AA

Dr Kerfriden's research focusses on the development of advanced numerical methods and high-performance computing tools for mechanics and engineering.

Key competences:

  • Advanced numerical methods in solid mechanics: XFEM, CutFEM, Isogeometric Analysis, Mortar approaches and other modern discretisation methods for partial differential equations;
  • Error control and adaptivity;
  • Complexity reduction: multiscale numerical methods, homogenisation of heterogeneous media, Model Order Reduction for time-dependent, parametrised/stochastic mechanical systems;
  • Data-driven Bayesian adaptive modelling;
  • Advance modelling for structural reliability: damage mechanics, fracture mechanics, micromechanics of composites.

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  • 2010-Today: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Computational Mechanics, Cardiff University school of Engineering
  • 2008-2009: Research/Teaching Assistant, LMT Cachan (Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan, France)
  • 2005-2008: Ph.D. in Computational Mechanics, LMT/ENS Cachan
  • 2005: MSc Engineering, ENS Cachan
  • 2004: Agrégation de mécanique
  • 2003: BEng, ENS CachanArchitectural, Civil & Environmental Engineering

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Contracts

TitlePeopleSponsorValueDuration
Towards rationalised computational expense for simulating fracture over multiple spatial scalesKerfriden PEPSRC9989101/06/2012 - 09/07/2013
9th World Congress in Computational Mechanics and 4th Asian pacific congress on computational mechanics and 4th Asian pacific congress on computational mechanicsKerfriden PRoyal Society312311/07/2010 - 24/07/2010
An adaptive multiscale method for sandwich-structured panelsKerfriden P, Beex LSer Cymru NRN Swansea studentship5934903/11/2014 - 02/11/2017
Virtual design for microfluidic encapsulation processBarrow D, Jefferson A, Kerfriden P, Phillips T (MATHS)Ser Cymru NRN Swansea AEM15000001/01/2015 - 30/06/2018
Increased reliability relevant automatic crack growth simulation with the eXtend finite element methodBordas SPA, Kerfriden PEngineering and Physical Sciences Research Council57405401/05/2010 - 30/04/2014
Integrating numerical simulation and geometric design technology (INSIST)Bordas S, Kerfriden P, Simpson R, Kulasegaram S, Martin R, Langbein F (COMSC)European Commission FP7 - Marie Curie Action (MCA)120133801/01/2012 - 31/12/2016
REALTCUT - Towards real time multiscale simulation of cutting in non-linear materials with applications to surgical simulation and computer guided surgeryBordas SPA, Kerfriden PCommission of European Communities107516401/01/2012 - 31/12/2016
MULTIscale methods for FRACture - MULTIFRAC - travel grantBordas SPA, Kerfriden PThe British Council - Germany300001/07/2010 - 30/06/2011

Supervised Students

TitleStudentStatusDegree
Error Controlled Adaptive Multiscale Method for Fracture in Polycrystalline MaterialsRAHIMABADI Ahmed AkbariGraduatePhD
Numerical Simulation And Optimisation Of Micro-EDM Using Geometrical Methods And Machine LearningSURLERAUX Anthony BenoitGraduatePhD
Gradient Smoothing in Finite Elasticity: near-incompressibilityLEE Chang-KyeThesis SubmittedPhD
Energy-minimizing multi-crack growth inlinear elastic fracture using the extended finite element method with application to Smart-Cut silicon wafer splittingSUTULA DanasThesis SubmittedPhD
Integrating Numerical Simulation And Geometric Design Technology (Insist)ALVES PALADIM DanielCurrentPhD
Shape Optimisation Directly From CAD: An Isogeometric Boundary Element ApproachLIAN HaojieGraduatePhD
COMPUTATIONAL AND PHYSICAL MODELS OF SKIN FOR SURGICAL TRAINING.BRONIK KevinCurrentPhD
Computaional Time Savings in Multiscale Fracture Mechanics Using Model Order ReductionGOURY OlivierGraduatePhD
ADAPTIVE MULTISCALE SIMULATION OF DAMAGE IN COMPOSITE STRUCTURES.BONILLA VILLALBA PedroCurrentPhD
Multiscale methods for fracture during dynamic impact.YU PengCurrentPhD
Enriched Finite Element Methods: Advances and Applications.NATARAJAN SundararajanGraduatePhD
Streamlining Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) pipelineDU XiaohanCurrentPhD
Isogeometric Boundary Element Methods for Linear Elastic Fracture MechanicsPENG XuanThesis SubmittedPhD

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