In physics there are two masses, the gravitational and inertial, and an open question: what is the relation between these two masses? The answer to that must pass through the explanation of inertia. In the experiments that have been made, it has been shown that the ratio of inertial mass to gravitational mass of an object is constant and equal for ...

In microporous materials, poromechanical drained (open pore) and undrained (close pore) conditions play a role in the thermo-mechanical properties, which can also be affected by specific ion effects. Heat capacity...

The stable wrench-feasible workspace (SWFW) of a cable-driven tensegrity manipulator defines the set of all end-effector poses reachable with a stable equilibrium configuration, for a positive and bounded input cable forces. A method for determining the boundary points of the SWFW of a manipulator with two anti-parallelogram (X) joints and link off...

A model of a nonlinear beam with a piezoelectric patch linked to a nonlinear circuit is considered. The physical and mechanical parameters of the system are such that it presents a 1:3 internal resonance. The aim is to study, for different time scales, the effect of the nonlinearity of the electrical circuit on energy exchanges between the resonant...

The didactic object of these developments on differential geometry of curves and surfaces is to present fine and convenient mathematical strategies, adapted to the study of capillary bridges from experimental data and relatively simple to use in practice. The common thread is to be able to calculate accurately in any situation the bending stress ov...

Regular pavement condition evaluation is the key to ensuring a good asset management of in-service pavements, because it allows anticipating and optimizing maintenance or rehabilitation works. In particular, interface bonding conditions between asphalt concrete layers are of major concern because in most cases, structural problems come from interfa...

We study acoustic wave propagation in a waveguide loaded with two resonant side-branch channels. In the low frequency regime, one-dimensional models are derived in which the effect of the channels are reduced to jump conditions across the junction. When the separation distance is on the scale of the wavelength, which is the case that is usually con...