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CORFDIR Alain

Alain CORFDIR

Researcher Room B113

Tel : (+33) 1 64 15 35 21

Fax : (+33) 1 64 15 35 62

corfdir(at)cermes.enpc.fr

Qualifications

•2005 Habilitation as thesis supervisor (civil engineering), UMLV •1997 PhD strucural engineering ENPC •1990 Master of mathematics Université Paris VI •1983 Civil engineer ENPC •1980 Engineer Ecole Polytechnique

Appointments

•Researcher at the geotechnical group of ENPC (since 2000) •Senior adviser in charge of « Buildings » and « Transports » at the French service for climate change (1997-1999) •Researcher at the structural group of ENPC (1993-1997) •Adviser at the french department for scientific and technical matters at the French Transportation ministery. (1991-1993) •Reponsible of Road operations at SETRA (1987-1990) •Head of division at the lighthouse technical department (1983-1987)

Main research topics

•Experimental study of interfaces behaviour, application to civil engineering and to geophysics •Numerical modelling of sustaining works •Yield design applied to civil engineering

Teaching

•since 2011 Sustaining works, master MSROE • 1987 - 2004, Road safety and operation mastère "Génie Civil Européen" de l’ENPC

Theses supervision •A. Dumitrescu. Experimental study of soil:structure interface. 2005. (thesis supervisor : R. Frank) •N. Frih. Study of the interface between diaphragm wall and soil. 2005 (thesis supervisor : R. Frank). •G. Koval. Interface behavior of granular materials. 2007 (thesis supervisor : A. Corfdir) •Y. Messen. Nucleation of seisms : experimental approach by shearing a gouge model material. 2010 (thesis supervisor : A. Corfdir) •T.-.L. Chau. Effect of corrosion on behaviour of soil reinforced by metal reinforcements. 2010 (thesis supervisor : A. Corfdir)

Affiliations

•CFMS (Comité Français de Mécanique des Sols) since 2002

Main collaborations

•G. Bonnet, UMLV (integral methods) •E. Bourgeois, IFSTTAR (numerical modelling) •J. Schmittbuhl, IPG de Strasbourg (faults behavior)

Publications

Habilitation to thesis supervision

•Contributions à la géomécanique : calcul à la rupture, systèmes poro-élastiques, étude expérimentale des interfaces sol granulaire/structure. Habilitation à diriger des recherches, Université de Marne-la-Vallée, 2005, 125 p.

Thesis

•A. Corfdir. Analyse de la stabilité d’ouvrages en gabions cellulaires par la théorie du calcul à la rupture. Thèse de doctorat de l’Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, spécialité structures et matériaux, Paris, 1997, 321 p.

Articles

•G. Bonnet, A. Corfdir, M.T. Nguyen. On the solution of exterior plane problems by the boundary element method : A physical point of view. Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements, 2014, 38, 40-48 doi : 10.1016/j.enganabound.2013.10.005.

•A. Corfdir, G. Bonnet. Degenerate scale for Laplace problem in the half plane ; approximate logarithmic capacity for two distant boundaries, Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements, 2013,3, 836-841 doi : 10.1016/j.enganabound.2013.02.009.

•E. Bourgeois, A. Corfdir, T.-L. Chau. Analysis of long-term deformations of MSE walls based on various corrosion scenarios. Soils and Foundations, 2013, 53(2) : 259–271 ; doi :10.1016/j.sandf.2013.02.006 .

•Y. H. Messen, A. Corfdir, J. Schmittbuhl. Mechanical healing of simulated fault gouge. Geophysical Journal International, 2013, 193(1) : 252-262 ; doi : 10.1093/gji/ggs082.

•T.-L. Chau, E. Bourgeois, A Corfdir. Finite element analysis of the effect of corrosion on the behavior of reinforced earth walls, International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, 2012, 36, n°15, 1741–1756. DOI : 10.1002/nag.1095.

•G. Koval, F. Chevoir, J.-N. Roux, J. Sulem, A. Corfdir. Interface roughness effect on slow cyclic annular shear of granular materials, Granular Matter, DOI : 10.1007/s10035-011-0267-2.

•P. Moucheront, F. Bertrand, G. Koval, L. Tocquer, S. Rodts, J.-N. Roux, A. Corfdir, F Chevoir. MRI investigation of granular interface rheology using a new cylinder shear apparatus. Magnetic Resonance Imaging, 28, n° 6, 2010, pp. 910-918 , doi:10.1016/j.mri.2010.01.007.

•G. Bonnet, A. Seghir, A. Corfdir. Coupling BEM with FEM by a direct computation of the boundary stiffness matrix, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, Volume 198, Issues 30-32, 1 June 2009, Pages 2439-2445, doi : 10.1016/j.cma.2009.02.032.

•A. I. Dumitrescu, A. Corfdir, R. Frank. Influence of the anisotropy of confining stress on the sand / steel interface behaviour in a cylinder shear apparatus, Soils and Foundations, vol. 49, n° 2, pp. 167-174. avril 2009.

•G. Koval, J.-N. Roux, A. Corfdir, F. Chevoir. Annular shear of cohesionless granular materials : from inertial to quasistatic regime, Physical Review E, vol. 79, n°2, 2009, pp. 021306-1-0211306-16, doi : 10.1103/PhysRevE.79.021306.

•A. Corfdir. La méthode de Kranz d’hier à aujourd’hui – une revue critique. Revue française de Géotechnique, n° 124, 3ème trimestre 2008, pp.19-30.

•A. Corfdir, J. Sulem. Comparison of extension and compression triaxial tests for dense sand and sandstone, Acta geotechnica, 3, 2008, n°3, 241-246, doi 10.1007/s11440-008-0068-x.

•A. Corfdir, E. Bourgeois. Discussion on “The Holl halfspace : use with caution” by W.D. Carrier III, Géotechnique, 57, 2007, n°7, 633-634, doi : 10.1680/geot.2007.57.7.633.

•A. Corfdir, V. De Gennaro G. Chambon. Discussion on “Some observations of the effects of time on the capacity of piles driven in sand” by R.J. Jardine, J.R. Standing and F.C. Chow, Géotechnique, 57, 2007, n°3, 325-326.

•A. Corfdir, G. Bonnet. Validity conditions of direct boundary integral equation for exterior problems of plane elasticity. C.R. Mécanique, 335, 2007, 219-224, doi : 10.1016/j.crme.2007.03.010.

•G. Chambon, J. Schmittbuhl, A. Corfdir. Frictional response of a thick gouge core : 1. Mechanical measurements and microstructures. J. Geophys. Res., 111, 2006, B09308, doi:10.1029/2003JB002731.

•G. Chambon, J. Schmittbuhl, A. Corfdir. Frictional response of a thick gouge core : 2. Friction laws and implication for faults. J. Geophys. Res., 111, 2006, B09309, doi:10.1029/2004JB003339.

•G. Chambon, J. Schmittbuhl, A. Corfdir, N. Orellana, M. Diraison, Y. Géraud. The thickness of faults : From laboratory experiments to field scale observations, Tectonophysics, 426, 2006, pp.77-94, doi : 10.1016/j.tecto.2006.02.014.

•A. Corfdir. Calcul à la rupture en présence d’un écoulement : formulation cinématique avec un champ de pression approché . C. R. Mécanique, 334, n°3, 2006, pp. 176-182.

•A. Corfdir. Calcul à la rupture en présence d’un écoulement à surface libre : construction de champs de pression approchés . C. R. Mécanique, 334, n°3, 2006, pp. 183-189.

•A. Corfdir, J.-J. Trichet. Condition de glissement sous les ouvrages poids portuaires - Etude bibliographique. Revue Française de Géotechnique, n°110, 2005, pp. 27-40.

•A. Corfdir, P. Lerat, I. Vardoulakis. A Cylinder Shear Apparatus. Geotechnical Testing Journal, vol. 27, n°5, 2004, pp. 447-455.

•A. Corfdir. Limit analysis for saturated porous media without fluid flow calculation. International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, vol. 28, 2004, pp. 543-561.

•G. Chambon, J. Schmittbuhl, A. Corfdir, J.P. Vilotte, S. Roux. Shear with comminution of a granular material : Microscopic deformations outside the shear band. Physical Review E, vol. 68, 2003, pp. 011304-1 – 011304-8.

•G. Chambon, J. Schmittbuhl, A. Corfdir. Laboratory gouge friction : seismic-like slip weakening and secondary rate- and state-effects. Geophysical Research letters, vol. 29, n° 10, 2002, pp. 4-1 - 4-4.

•A. Corfdir, L. Dormieux. Mathematical model of flexure in a saturated geological layer : application to faulting. Tectonophysics, n° 292, 1998, pp. 267-278.

•E. Bourgeois, A. Corfdir, L. Dormieux. Double time scale analysis of the consolidation of a two-strata poroelastic layer with high permeability contrast. Transport in Porous Media, n° 29, 1997, pp. 15-26

•P. de Buhan, A. Corfdir, L. Dormieux. Modélisation viscoélastique du comportement global des systèmes poroélastiques. C. R. Acad. Sci. Paris, Série II b, 1997, pp. 73-82.

•P. de Buhan, A. Corfdir. Limit design of axisymmetric shells with application to cellular cofferdams. J. Eng. Mech. ASCEE, octobre 1996, pp. 921-929.

•A. Corfdir. Calcul à la rupture : étude d’une suite de cinématiques, cas de l’axisymétrie. C. R. Acad. Sci. Paris, Série II b, 1996, pp. 647-654.

Teaching document

•A. Corfdir. Les soutènements et leur modélisation. Master MSROE. Ecole des Ponts ParisTech, Edition novembre 2011. 126 p.

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