Vincent Acary INRIA


One father of the field Jean Jacques Moreau and one mother of the field michelle Schatzman

Nonsmooth Mechanics

Roughly speaking, non smooth dynamics is the field of mechanics which deals with dynamical systems gouverned by non smooth laws. Usual examples are unilateral constraints, friction, impact, britlle failure, etc ... My major theoritical interest in this field is the numerical aspect of the sweeping process. The sweeping process is a powerful, both mathematical and mechanical concept introduced by Jean Jacques Moreau .

Main topics

Main topics of research on Non Smooth Dynamical Systems (NSDS):

Applications, valorization and transfert

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Da Vinci: Differential Algebraic and Variational Inequalities in Control and Simulation

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