M2 Mechanics and Physics in Porous Media (MPPM)

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Presentation

 

 

Understanding the mechanics, the physics and their couplings appearing in fluid-filled porous media is a keystone for solving forthcoming challenges in Energy and Environment. Indeed, porous media are ubiquitous in many natural and industrial systems of interest in various fields of engineering such as: Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Material Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, or Food Industry, to mention only a few.

 

The MPPM course focuses on the Mechanics and Physics in Porous Media. It encompasses their experimental characterisation by indirect porosimetry and direct imaging, poromechanical behaviour modelling, transport properties estimation, fluid-solid couplings and the properties of confined fluids in porous media.

This international master’s degree offers multidisciplinary key courses to achieve an advanced specialist level in all areas involving porous media such as geomechanics or physics of porous materials. It is suited for students planning both an academic or an industrial career and provides the theoretical basis and the practical expertise required to pursue in research, in R&D structures or in companies.

Objectives

  • Prepare students at an advanced specialized level to meet present and future challenges in (geo)mechanics or physics of porous media,
  • Develop engineering research skills to engage in quality and successful research,
  • Prepare students for leading positions in industry and government Research and Development departments.

Knowledge and skills

At the end of this program, the students in the Master of Mechanics and Physics in Porous Media will be able to:

  • Justify a solid expertise in mechanics or physics of porous materials,
  • Design and conduct experiments, analyze and interpret data,•
  • Review, analyze, and interpret the body of scientific literature, contemporary issues and innovations in physics and mechanics area,
  • Plan and define a research or R&D project to understand a physical phenomenon pertaining to mechanics or physics of porous media.

Additional information

Scholarships
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Students

10

Training content

Semester 1 (30 ECTS) - From September to December

Statistical thermodynamics, adsorption & interfaces

  • Statistical Thermodynamics and Thermodynamics of adsorption
  • Practical approaches of adsorption properties
6 ECTS

Characterization of porous media by direct and indirect techniques

  • Gas and mercury porosimetry
  • X-ray spectroscopy and microscopy
  • X-ray and neutron imaging techniques
6 ECTS

Solid mechanics and computational modelling

  • Basics of Continnum Mechanics
  • Space and time discretisation
  • Computational modelling and CAST3M practical project
6 ECTS

Poromechanics, fracture and transport

  • Effective stress, poromechanics and fracture mechanics
  • Permeabilities. Reactive transport
  • Fracture mechanics
6 ECTS

Language

  • French or Spanish as a Foreign Language
3 ECTS

Bibliography

3 ECTS

Semester 2 (30 ECTS) From January to June

Research internship

Examples of internships offerred in 2018-2019 :

  • Use of sea-shells for environmental-friendly concretes and high-performance cement-based grouts,
  • Hydrogen storage in innovative hybrid materials,
  • Size effect on strength and fracture energy,
  • Cristallisation-induced damage in heterogeneous rocks - Application to haloclasty. Anglet coast ISA-BTP - Anglet
30 ECTS

 

Access condition

Academic requirements

Applicants must hold an M1 (1st year of a master degree) or a 4-year Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Science or equivalent.

English Language Requirements

Applicants must be fluent in English, both in writing and speaking. An applicant whose native language is not English has to take a recognized international English test.

Minimum required score: CECRL B2 level in English

Inscription modalities

Expenses

Tuition fees for enrolment in this Master have been set as follows:
European student: 256€/year
Extra-European student: 640€/year
Extra fees: 
In addition to academic tuition, most students must pay a student body fee (CVEC, which cost €92 in 2020-2021). 

NB: Admitted candidates in any course of study who have taken a break of more than two years from their studies will enroll via the UPPA’s Continuing Education service (Formation Continue / FORCO). They are exempt from the CVEC, however they may be subject to a different tuition scale.

Further studies

Sectors
  • Civil engineering
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Material engineering
  • Chemical engineering
  • Petroleum engineering
Fields:
  • Research and R&D structures
Positions:
  • PhD student and R&D Engineer

Organizational unit

Person in charge

MAITRE DE CONFERENCES DES UNIVERSITES Miqueu Christelle

COLLEGE STEE -Sciences Anglet
1 Allée du Parc Montaury
64600 ANGLET
Phone : +33 559574415

Email : christelle.miqueu @ univ-pau.fr

Places

  • Anglet

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Type of education

  • Initial training
  • Ongoing training
  • Foreign students

Internship Mandatory (5 months)

Registration
From November 10, 2020 to April 19, 2021

Teaching start
September 1, 2021