Conferences - Seminars

20DEC
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  16:15-17:30 MED 2 2423

Abstract Knots are key for a wide variety of applications such as mooring ships to docks, ensuring the safety of a falling climber or fastening surgical suture threads. Even if knots have been used in hundreds of configurations for millennia, the understanding of their mechanical behavior remains mainly empirical. Knot theory, a well-established field of ... Read more about "MEchanics GAthering -MEGA- Seminar: Untangling the mechanics of elastic knots and not-knots"
21DEC
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  11:00 MED 0 1418

Abstract : The demand of low-cost and highly efficient materials has become a major challenge scientists are facing to answer crucial contemporary issues such as clean alternative energy resources for a safer and cleaner environment. One of the promising alternatives for the transition of fossil fuel-based energy to a clean and renewable one relies on ... Read more about "Aqueous Design & Electronic Structure Engineering of New Materials for Solar Energy Conversion"
By Lionel Vayssieres, International Research Center for Renewable Energy (IRCRE), Xi ...
21DEC
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  12:15-13:00 GC B1 10

Key mechanical properties of the load carrying composite laminates in wind turbine blades are the stiffness, fatigue resistance and the compression strength. While the overall design criteria for glass fiber composites mainly are stiffness driven, it tends to be more fatigue and compression strength driven when using carbon fiber or glass/carbon hybrids. Using lab-source x-ray ... Read more about "CESS Seminar: Three-dimensional X-ray tomography for multiscale characterization and fatigue damage investigations of composites for wind turbine blades"
By Lars P. Mikkelsen obtained his PhD in Solid Mechanics in ...
21DEC
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  14:00-15:30 Room Zeuzier, Sion, Industrie 17

This seminar will be live-streamed at the following link: https://epfl.zoom.us/j/227165800 In today’s increasingly globalised and complex economy that is flooded with data, taking decisions is a much more complex task. To help managers to tackle this challenge, we have developed a new multi-criteria performance management method that provides input for visual management and continuous improvement ... Read more about "Visual Management Tool for Multi-criteria Decision Methods"
By Prof. Alessio Ishizaka

Thesis defenses

20DEC
By Selman ERGÜNAY