Dr. Laurent Mezeix

Background

Dr. Laurent MezLaurenceeix has a Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering and a Master’s of Science degree in Materials Science. He has 8 years of experience in composite materials and structures for aerospace. His PhD focused on the development of new materials for aerospace sandwich structures. This PhD was realized in collaboration with the industry and one of the developed materials was patented. Then, he joined the aerospace industry in France where during 2 years he worked as research and development engineer. His work consisted in the development of an innovative new composite floor structures for an aircraft application. After this industrial experience, he travelled in Malaysia where he worked 2 years as postdoctoral researcher for an industrial aerospace application through Aerospace Malaysia Innovation Centre (AMIC) project. During this experience, he worked on the composite manufacturing and the spring-back prediction of composite materials. Dr. Laurent Mezeix joined Burapha University in July 2015 where is teaching mechanics and physics in the faculty of Engineering.

 

Qualifications

  • Ph.D. (2010) Material Science and Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, University of Toulouse, France
  • Master of Science (2007) in Material Science. University of Toulouse III, France
  • Bachelor (2005) in Mechanical Engineering. University of Rennes-1, France

 

Research Interests

  • Mechanical engineering
  • Structures design
  • Aerospace structures
  • Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
  • 3D printing/Additive Layer Manufacturing
  • Composite materials and structures
  • Composite manufacturing

 

Research

Dr. Mezeix’s research interests are centered on composite materials and lightweight aerospace structures. By an approach including manufacturing, experiments and FEA, his research focuses on: sandwich structures, composite properties, composite failure scenario, relation between composite manufacturing process and materials properties, Finite Element Analysis and structure design and optimization.

 

Publications

  • Mezeix L., Poquillon D., Bouvet C. (2015) Entangled cross-linked fibres for an application as core material for sandwich structures – Part I: Experimental investigation. Applied Compos. Mater. Accepted May 2015
  • Mezeix L., Poquillon D., Bouvet C. (2015) Entangled cross-linked fibres for an application as core material for sandwich structures – Part II: Analytical model. Applied Compos. Mater. Accepted May 2015
  • Mezeix L., Seman A., Nasir M.N.M., Aminanda Y., Rivai A., Castanié B., Olivier P., Ali K.M. (2015) Spring-back simulation of unidirectional carbon/epoxy flat laminate composite manufactured through autoclave process. Compos. Struct. 124: 196–205
  • Mezeix L., Nasir M. N. M., Aminanda Y., Rivai A., Ali K. M. (2014) Parameter study of tool-laminate interface through simulation for composite manufacturing using autoclave process. Adv. Mater. Res. 606:113-117
  • Shahdin A., Morlier J., Mezeix L., Bouvet C., Gourinat Y. (2011) Evaluation of the impact resistance of various composite sandwich beams by vibration tests. J. of Shock and Vibr. 18(6):789-805
  • Shahdin A., Morlier J., Michon G., Mezeix L., Bouvet C., Gourinat Y. (2011) Application of Modal Analysis for Evaluation of the Impact Resistance of Aerospace Sandwich Materials. Advanced Aerospace Applications, 1:171-177
  • Shahdin, J. Morlier, Y. Gourinat, L. Mezeix, and C. Bouvet (2010) Fabrication and Mechanical Testing of a New Sandwich Structure with Fiber Network Core. J. of Sandwich and Mater. 12(5):569-589
  • Shahdin A., Mezeix L., Bouvet C., Morlier J., Gourinat Y. (2009). Monitoring the effects of impact damages on modal parameters in carbon fiber entangled sandwich beams. Struct. 31(12):2833-2841
  • Shahdin A., Mezeix L., Bouvet C., Morlier J., Gourinat Y. (2009). Fabrication and mechanical testing of glass fiber entangled sandwich beams: A comparison with honeycomb and foam sandwich beams. Struct. 90(4):404-412
  • Mezeix L., Bouvet C., Julitte H., Poquillon D. (2009). Mechanical behavior of entangled fibers and entangled cross-linked fibers during compression. J. of Mater. Sci. 44(14):3652-3661
  • Mezeix L., Green D.J. (2006) Comparison of the Mechanical Properties of Single Crystal and Polycrystalline Yttrium Aluminum Garnet. Inter. J. of Appl. Ceramic Technol. 3(2)166-176

 

Patent

  • Core material, WO 2010063941 A1, ATECA, INPT, UPS. Author: M. Mezeix et Bouvet (UPS), Mme Poquillon (INPT), Mme Fascio, M. Vié et Brian (ATECA)