DJAMA Khaled

PhD Thesis

Mechanical behavior of thin composite cladding


The LMC2 laboratory program called PRINTCIM, aims to develop innovative cladding panels that guarantee the energy efficiency of new and existing buildings and reduce the implementation’s time and cost.

The target of the project is to develop thin composite panels with cementitious matrix reinforced by textile grid. In order to be competitive and well marketed, the developed cladding must have high mechanical strength, be less polluting and more cost-effective in its life cycle. The final aim is an industrial nature with the establishment of an industrial manufacturing process, using a 3D digital chain. These cladding panels find their application framework in building sector and detached houses.

This thesis includes a modeling part of the composite structure under combined loads (axial tension and bending load), and also an experimental part. The modeling part is based on an iterative incremental method (BCD, Beam Compo Design) developed by the LMC2 Laboratory. It centred on the section equilibrium method, incorporating the different established behaviour laws. One of the modeling objectives is to consider the internal redistribution of stress, which is related with the damage zones development (cracking, yielding). The modeling results will be paralleled and updated comparatively to the experimental results to be validated. At the end, a qualification file will be prepared and the product will be presented for technical approval



  • Aron GABOR
  • Laurent MICHEL

Beginning and end of the PhD thesis

14/11/2016 – 28/02/2019

Teaching activities