I studied mechanical engineering in the French engineering school ENSTA Bretagne, in Brest, France, with a focus on numerical modeling applied to metallic materials and polymers. Courses were given by researchers from the IRDL laboratory, on quasi-static and dynamic behaviors, as well as fatigue behaviors.
I completed my PhD at the PIMM laboratory in Paris, France, during which I worked on the numerical study of the influence of microstructural heterogeneities on the residual stresses induced by Laser Shock Peening (LSP). In particular, we studied the effects of microstructural heterogeneities (such as in a polycrystalline material) on the stress wave propagation and on the residual fields. To achieve the various simulations needed for the work, I used both commercial finite elements softwares and codes that I developed specifically for the PhD.