Benoit Roman is CNRS research fellow working in Paris at ESPCI. He also teaches mechanics at Ecole Polytechnique.
His research interests are related with the non-linear mechanics of thin plates and rods. Because of large deformations, universal non-linearities arise from geometry, which plays a predominant role in the mechanics of thin sheets: crumpling singularities, instabilities, pattern formation. He worked on the effect of capillary forces on elastic plates, and on the propagation of fracture in thin sheets (tearing).
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- Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
- Michigan Center for Theoretical Physics
- Center for Studies of Complex Systems
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- Department of Mathematics
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