Philippe Boisse CV, Professor

Mechanical Engineering at INSA Lyon, France 


Lectures    Specific 3D and shell approaches for textile composite forming simulations



A question arises as to whether or not composite fibrous reinforcements can be described by continuous media. It is shown that the classical continuum mechanics of Cauchy is insufficient to depict the mechanical behavior of textile materials. A Cauchy macroscopic model is not capable of exhibiting very low transverse shear stiffness, given the possibility of sliding between the fibers and simultaneously taking into account the individual stiffness of each fibre. A first solution is presented which consists in adding a bending stiffness to the tridimensional finite elements. Another solution is to supplement the potential of the hyperelastic model by second gradient terms. Similarly, the standard Kirchhoff and Mindlin shell models are not valid when the shells are made of continuous fibres. An approach is presented that consists of implementing an approach specific to the fibrous medium. The developed Ahmad elements are based on the quasi-inextensibility of the fibers and the bending stiffness of each fiber. The compaction behavior in the thickness is also important from the point of view of the manufacturing process. For this purpose a paper spindle using finite elements of solid shell is presented.


Philippe Boisse is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at INSA Lyon, France. His fields of research are Composite forming, Textile composites, Mechanics of fibrous/textile materials, Finite element simulations for forming processes and Thermoforming of thermoplastic composites. He has published more than 130 papers.
He is currently President of the French Association for Composites Materials (AMAC). He is the head of the GDR (Group of Research) CNRS on composite manufacturing.
P. Boisse is Associated Editor of the International Journal of Material Forming (Springer). He is member of the Editorial Board of Composites part B, Applied Composite Materials and Materials journals.
He is a member of the ‘Institut Universitaire de France’ (IUF).


Educational Background

1987  Ph.D, University Paris 6
1994  Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches


Field of research
Textile composites, Composite materials, Mechanics of fibrous materials, Textile mechanical properties.


Academic Position
  •    Member of Institut Universitaire de France
  •    President of AMAC (French association for Composites Materials)(2013- )
  •    Head of GdR CNRS (Research group) Composite manufacturing processes (2013- )
  •    President of ESAFORM (European Association for Material Forming) (2008-2012)
  •    Associated Editor of the International Journal of Material Forming (Springer)
  •    Member of the Editorial Board of Int. J. Composites B (Elsevier),
       Int. J. Applied Composite Materials (Springer),
       Revue des Composites et Matériaux Avancés  (Lavoisier)
  •    Director of Doctoral school MEGA Lyon (ED 162) (2011-2018)

Herrmann, Axel S. , Prof. Dr.-Ing.


Lectures    "Technology of fiber reinforced polymers, materials"

                   "Technology of fiber reinforced polymers, processes"
                   "Mechanics of fiber reinforced polymers"


1979-1985    Study of mechanical engineering at Technical University of Clausthal
1985-1989    Doctorate at TU Clausthal
1985-1989    Scientific employee at the Institute of Structural Mechanics at TU Clausthal
1989-1993    Academic council
1989-2001    Head of Department Structuretechnology, Institute of Structural Mechanics at the

                     German Aerospace Center DLR
since 2001    Managing Director Composite Technology Center CTC, Stade a subsidiary of Airbus and

                     Head of Fibre Institute, University Bremen
                     Professorship at the University of Bremen
since 2004    Head of the technical committee "Composite Materials" at DGLR (German Aerospace

                     CEO of CFK Valley in Stade and Fiber International Bremen (FIB) e. V.
Areas of research
  •   Structural health monitoring of fibre reinforced plastics
  •   Lamb wave propagation in fibre reinforced plastic
  •   Automated process chains for composite part manufacturing
  •   Carbon fibre reinforced plastic – metal joining technologies   
  •   Textile reinforced thermoplastic technologies
  •   Image analysis systems for technical textiles
  •   Draping of technical textiles  

Kiyoshi Uzawa

Director of ICC, Japan


Lectures    Innovative molding process by thermoplastic epoxy resin and its initiatives at ICC


1985 -  Honda R&D

1987 - GH Craft Co., Ltd

2003 - Tokyo University (2003 -), Kanazawa Institute of Technology (2012 -)

2013 - Director of ICC

Yunfeng Zhao, Professor


Aerospace Research Institute of Materials and Processing Technology, China





Yunfeng Zhao, Professor, vice chief engineer and director of Structural Composite Center in Aerospace Research Institute of Materials and Processing Technology, vice director of Processing Center, vice director of Composite Processing and Machining, vice director of Polymer Materials Processing and Application Center of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation, State Council Expert of Special Allowance, Chief processing technology expert of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation, academic leader, Ph.D supervisor of Beihang University, vice director of Society of Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymers of China Silicate Society, vice director of Composite Manufacturing Technology Committee of Chinese Composite Society, vice director of Special Chemical Materials Committee of Chinese Chemistry Society, executive director of Polymer Materials Committee of Society of Chinese Material Research, etc., specialized in high performance polymer materials, advanced composites research and applications, project leader of various projects: 863 program, new materials innovation, supporting key materials, etc., winner of National Prize for Scientific and Technological Progress, Second Prize and Third Prize of National Defense Scientific and Technological Progress.


Zheng-Ming Huang, Prof.

Tongji University, China


Lectures    Failure and strength analysis of composite structures



Once awarded a Yangtze River Scholar Professor by the Ministry of Education of China, Dr. Huang developed an elasto-plastic constitutive theory, Bridging Model, for composites, which was judged as the most accurate among the micromechanics theories attended the World-Wide Failure Exercises. He has established a systematic true stress theory for the matrix of a composite. With this theory, the analysis of a composite failure can be achieved through the analysis of its constituent failures and thus the door to solving all kinds of composite failures is opened. Whereas a fiber failure can be readily assessed by virtue of the maximum normal stress failure criteria, Dr Huang developed a universal failure criterion for detecting all kinds of matrix failures. The challenging problem as when the interface debonding between the fiber and matrix of a composite subjected to arbitrary load will occur has also been solved by him. He is the author or co-authors of 4 books, more than 190 journal papers, and 22 patents. One of his papers has been SCI cited more than 4,700 times, one of the highest citations obtained by a single research paper in China.

NI QINGQING, Chair Professor


National Shinshu University, Japan



Lectures    Nano carbon materials and CFRP composite structures for electromagnetic shielding applications


In this report, the recent electromagnetic shielding materials in high frequency communication technology are introduced. Some topics on using carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and graphene sheets based nanocomposites and traditional CFRP composite structures for electromagnetic shielding applications are discussed.


NI QINGQING obtained his Ph.D at Kyoto Institute of Technology (KIT, Japan) in 1993. He had became a lecturer at KIT in 1993 and an associate professor in 1999. He became a professor at the department of mechanical engineering and robotics, national Shinshu University in 2005. He is the chairman in the department and served as the chairman of composite committee of Japan society of material science (JSMS), the fellow od Japan society of composite committee (JSCM). He was awarded the best paper award from JSMS, outstanding contribution award by China-Japan composite committee, and so on. His research areas are structural mechanics, smart materials, multi-functional nanocomposites, sensors and actuations.
He has published about 300 academic papers in referred journals, more than 10 book chapters and many patents.