Claude Perdigou
Third year
PhD student
Contact info :
Mail : net
Address : Institut d'Alembert
UPMC 4 place Jussieu, case 162
75252 Paris Cedex 05
Research I am a PhD student in Institut Jean le Rond d'Alembert with Basile Audoly. I am developing a numerical framework based on libmesh to study the behaviour of thin elastic structures. My work is thus both theoritical and numerical.

My first years of PhD studies were devoted to understanding the usage of the libmesh library, and using it on two distinct elasticity problems. One concerning spherical elastic shells and the other a viscous fluid.

As every PhD student I learn quite a lot during my everyday's work, and I'll try to share the things I think useful for others on the tips page of my website.
Teaching During my second year of PhD I was a teaching assistant in math for senior mechanical engineering undergrads. I also taught dynamics of solid bodies to sophomores.

During my third year I'll remain a teaching assistant in math, but I'll also teach fluid dynamics practicals.
The Buckliball The Buckliball: buckling-induced encapsulation
Jongmin Shim, Claude Perdigou, Elizabeth R. Chen, Katia Bertoldi, Pedro M. Reis,
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 109, 16 (2012)

We introduce a class of continuum shell structures, the Buckliball, which undergoes folding induced by buckling under pressure loading.

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Internship reports
Zog zog Evolutionary robotics, dynamical behaviour characterization
With Stephane Doncieux, second year master's degree internship

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Zog zog Geometrically induced rigidity of thin shells and Negative Poisson's ratio structures
With Pedro M. Reis, first year master's degree internship