Laboratoire MAPIEM (UR 4323)

Matériaux Polymères Interfaces Environnement Marin

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Development of a smart and durable joint for space applications

DOMERG Morgane
Durability & Functional materials - Interfaces/Interphases: Ageing and Adaptability (IIAA)


  1. This thesis is about the development of a bio inspired joint for space applications. The objectives of this project are the following: Design a monolithic mechanism using 3D printing
  2. Demonstrate its resistance to changing temperatures, void and UV radiation
  3. Demonstrate its fatigue resistance to a million cycles on a maximum angular range.


Biomimicry, 3D printing, Digital twin, Material Characterization, Space Applications