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Laurent Brochard

Researcher at Navier lab (Ecole des Ponts, Univ. Gustave Eiffel, CNRS) and Maitre de Conférence at Ecole des Ponts ParisTech.
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I am a researcher at Navier lab (Ecole des Ponts, Univ. Gustave Eiffel, CNRS) since 2012. I received my M.S. and Ph.D. from Ecole des Ponts ParisTech in 2008 and 2011. I am also engineer from Ecole Polytechnique (France) and from École des Ponts ParisTech (France). Since 2022, I have the HDR (habilitation to supervise PhDs). My research focuses on multi scale approaches for the study of the physics and mechanics of materials with emphasis on phenomena that have their origin at the molecular scale: adsorption and poromechanics, fracture mechanics and failure initiation, thermo-mechanical couplings, confined phase transition. Targeted applications are mostly in geomechanics: CO2 sequestration, nuclear waste storage, earth and bio-sourced construction, cementitious materials, fault stability, preservation of built heritage.

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A hierarchical C-S-H/organic superstructure with high stiffness, super-low porosity, and low mass density

Xinping Zhu , Laurent Brochard , Matthieu Vandamme , Qiang Ren , Chen Li
Cement and Concrete Research, 2024, 176, pp.107407. ⟨10.1016/j.cemconres.2023.107407⟩
Journal articles hal-04355038v1

Unveiling moisture transport mechanisms in cellulosic materials: Vapor vs. bound water

Yuliang Zou , Benjamin Maillet , Laurent Brochard , Philippe Coussot
PNAS Nexus, 2024, 3 (1), ⟨10.1093/pnasnexus/pgad450⟩
Journal articles hal-04357225v1

Solubility of NaCl under anisotropic stress state

Bilal Mahmoud Hawchar , Tulio Honorio , Matthieu Vandamme , Florian Osselin , Jean-Michel Pereira
Journal of Chemical Physics, 2023, 159 (3), ⟨10.1063/5.0156229⟩
Journal articles hal-04167031v1
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Critical role of boundary conditions in sorption kinetics measurements

Yuliang Zou , Luoyi Yan , Benjamin Maillet , Rahima Sidi-Boulenouar , Laurent Brochard
Journal articles hal-04360331v1

Scaling of nanoscale elastic and tensile failure properties of cementitious calcium-silicate-hydrate materials at cryogenic temperatures: A molecular simulation study

Xinping Zhu , Laurent Brochard , Matthieu Vandamme , Zhengwu Jiang
Cement and Concrete Research, 2023, 172, pp.107242. ⟨10.1016/j.cemconres.2023.107242⟩
Journal articles hal-04159305v1

Fast transport diffusion of bound water in cellulose fiber network

Yuliang Zou , Benjamin Maillet , Laurent Brochard , Philippe Coussot
Cellulose, 2023, 30 (12), pp.7463-7478. ⟨10.1007/s10570-023-05369-4⟩
Journal articles hal-04206777v1

Molecular simulations of premelted films between C-S-H and ice: Implication for cryo-suction in cement-based materials

Xinping Zhu , Laurent Brochard , Zhengwu Jiang , Matthieu Vandamme
Cement and Concrete Research, 2023, 174, pp.107341. ⟨10.1016/j.cemconres.2023.107341⟩
Journal articles hal-04233404v1

Thermoporoelastic Moduli from Molecular Fluctuations and Application to Moisture Effect on Amorphous Cellulose

Laurent Brochard
Journal of Engineering Mechanics - ASCE, 2023, 149 (11), ⟨10.1061/JENMDT.EMENG-7020⟩
Journal articles hal-04206781v1

Nature of aluminates in C-A-S-H: A cryogenic stability insight, an extension of DNA-code rule, and a general structural-chemical formula

Xinping Zhu , Matthieu Vandamme , Laurent Brochard , Zhenlei Zhang , Qiang Ren
Cement and Concrete Research, 2023, 167, pp.107131. ⟨10.1016/j.cemconres.2023.107131⟩
Journal articles hal-04159290v1

Molecular simulation of the confined crystallization of ice in cement nanopore

Xinping Zhu , Matthieu Vandamme , Zhengwu Jiang , Laurent Brochard
Journal of Chemical Physics, 2023, 159, pp.154704. ⟨10.1063/5.0169783⟩
Journal articles hal-04346518v1
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Drained and undrained heat capacity of swelling clays

Tulio Honorio , Laurent Brochard
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 2022, 24 (24), pp.15003-15014. ⟨10.1039/D2CP01419J⟩
Journal articles hal-03676559v1
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Vapor-sorption Coupled Diffusion in Cellulose Fiber Pile Revealed by Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Xiaoyan Ma , Benjamin Maillet , Laurent Brochard , Olivier Pitois , Rahima Sidi-Boulenouar
Physical Review Applied, 2022, 17 (2), pp.024048. ⟨10.1103/PhysRevApplied.17.024048⟩
Journal articles hal-03994227v1
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A meso-scale model of clay matrix: the role of hydration transitions in geomechanical behavior

Farid Asadi , Hua-Xiang Zhu , Matthieu Vandamme , Jean-Noël Roux , Laurent Brochard
Soft Matter, 2022, 18 (41), pp.7931-7948. ⟨10.1039/D2SM00773H⟩
Journal articles hal-03994258v1
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Swelling of Montmorillonite from Molecular Simulations: Hydration Diagram and Confined Water Properties

Laurent Brochard
Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2021, 125 (28), pp.15527-15543. ⟨10.1021/acs.jpcc.1c02659⟩
Journal articles hal-03691833v1
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Advances in atomistic modeling and understanding of drying shrinkage in cementitious materials

Mohammad Javad Abdolhosseini Qomi , Laurent Brochard , Tulio Honorio , Ippei Maruyama , Matthieu Vandamme
Cement and Concrete Research, 2021, 148, pp.106536. ⟨10.1016/j.cemconres.2021.106536⟩
Journal articles hal-03304057v1
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Thermo-poro-mechanics under adsorption applied to the anomalous thermal pressurization of water in undrained clays

Laurent Brochard , Tulio Honorio
Acta Geotechnica, 2021, ⟨10.1007/s11440-021-01188-8⟩
Journal articles hal-03223764v1
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Stress concentration and instabilities in the atomistic process of brittle failure initiation

Sabri Souguir , Laurent Brochard , Karam Sab
International Journal of Fracture, 2020, 224 (2), pp.235-249. ⟨10.1007/s10704-020-00459-x⟩
Journal articles hal-03170412v1
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Magnitude of latent heat in thermally loaded clays

Sergio Samat , Laurent Brochard , Ioannis Stefanou
International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, 2020, 44 (14), pp.1926-1957. ⟨10.1002/nag.3114⟩
Journal articles hal-03170517v1
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Revisiting thermo-poro-mechanics under adsorption: Formulation without assuming Gibbs-Duhem equation

Laurent Brochard , Tulio Honorio
International Journal of Engineering Science, 2020, 152, pp.103296. ⟨10.1016/j.ijengsci.2020.103296⟩
Journal articles hal-02586084v1
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Effective stresses and estimations of the apparent Biot coefficient in stacked clay layers

Tulio Honorio , Laurent Brochard , Matthieu Vandamme
Géotechnique Letters, 2018, 8 (2), pp.1 - 5. ⟨10.1680/jgele.17.00170⟩
Journal articles hal-01825099v1
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Flexibility of nanolayers and stacks: implications in the nanostructuration of clays

Tulio Honorio , Laurent Brochard , Matthieu Vandamme , Arthur Lebée
Soft Matter, 2018, 14 (36), pp.7354 - 7367. ⟨10.1039/C8SM01359D⟩
Journal articles hal-01896675v1
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Statistical variability of mechanical fields in thermo-poro-elasticity: Multiscale analytical estimations applied to cement-based materials at early-age

Tulio Honorio , Laurent Brochard , Benoît Bary
Cement and Concrete Research, 2018, 110, pp.24 - 41. ⟨10.1016/j.cemconres.2018.05.010⟩
Journal articles hal-01825103v1
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Scaling of brittle failure: strength versus toughness

Laurent Brochard , Sabri Souguir , Karam Sab
International Journal of Fracture, 2018, 210 (1-2), pp.153 - 166. ⟨10.1007/s10704-018-0268-9⟩
Journal articles hal-01744161v1
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Hydration Phase Diagram of Clay Particles from Molecular Simulations

Túlio Honório , Laurent Brochard , Matthieu Vandamme
Langmuir, 2017, 33 (44), pp.12766-12776. ⟨10.1021/acs.langmuir.7b03198⟩
Journal articles hal-01695174v1
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Role of Interfaces in Elasticity and Failure of Clay–Organic Nanocomposites: Toughening upon Interface Weakening?

György Hantal , Laurent Brochard , Roland J.-M. Pellenq , Franz-Joseph Ulm , Benoit Coasne
Langmuir, 2017, 33 (42), pp.11457 - 11466. ⟨10.1021/acs.langmuir.7b01071⟩
Journal articles hal-01686205v1
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Nanoscale origin of the thermo-mechanical behavior of clays

Laurent Brochard , Túlio Honório , Matthieu Vandamme , Michel Bornert , Michaël Peigney
Acta Geotechnica, 2017, 12 (6), pp.1261-1279. ⟨10.1007/s11440-017-0596-3⟩
Journal articles hal-01686216v1
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Precipitation Mechanisms of Mesoporous Nanoparticle Aggregates: Off-Lattice, Coarse-Grained, Kinetic Simulations

Igor Shvab , Laurent Brochard , Hegoi Manzano , Enrico Masoero
Crystal Growth & Design, 2017, 17 (3), pp.1316 - 1327. ⟨10.1021/acs.cgd.6b01712⟩
Journal articles hal-01686204v1

Coupling a reactive potential with a harmonic approximation for atomistic simulations of material failure

Ignacio G. Tejada , Laurent Brochard , Tony Lelièvre , Gabriel Stoltz , Frédéric Legoll
Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 2016, 305, pp.422 - 440. ⟨10.1016/j.cma.2016.03.011⟩
Journal articles hal-01196505v1
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From yield to fracture, failure initiation captured by molecular simulation

Laurent Brochard , Ignacio G. Tejada , Karam Sab
Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 2016, 95, pp.632 - 646. ⟨10.1016/j.jmps.2016.05.005⟩
Journal articles hal-01686201v1
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Capturing material toughness by molecular simulation: accounting for large yielding effects and limits

Laurent Brochard , György Hantal , Hadrien Laubie , Franz-Joseph Ulm , Roland Pellenq
International Journal of Fracture, 2015, ⟨10.1007/s10704-015-0045-y⟩
Journal articles hal-01274102v1
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Surface Chemistry and Atomic-Scale Reconstruction of Kerogen-Silica Composites

G. Hantal , Laurent Brochard , M.N.D.S. Cordeiro , F.J. Ulm , R.J.M. Pellenq
Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2014, 118 (5), pp.2429-2438
Journal articles hal-00975156v1
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Atomic-scale modelling of elastic and failure properties of clays

G. Hantal , Laurent Brochard , H. Laubie , E. Ebrahimi , R-J-M. Pellenq
Molecular Physics, 2014, 112 (9-10), pp.1294-1305
Journal articles hal-01021110v1
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Poromechanics of microporous media

Laurent Brochard , Matthieu Vandamme , Roland J. M. Pellenq
Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 2012, 60 (4), pp.606-622
Journal articles hal-00691798v1
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Adsorption-induced deformation of microporous materials: coal swelling induced by CO2-CH4 competitive adsorption

Laurent Brochard , Matthieu Vandamme , Roland J. M. Pellenq , Teddy Fen-Chong
Langmuir, 2012, 28 (5), pp.2659-2670
Journal articles hal-00691799v1
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Adsorption and strain: The CO2-induced swelling of coal

Matthieu Vandamme , Laurent Brochard , Brice Lecampion , Olivier Coussy
Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 2010, 58 (10), pp.1489-1505. ⟨10.1016/j.jmps.2010.07.014⟩
Journal articles hal-00542308v1
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Granular modeling of swelling clays: a bottom-up approach

Farid Asadi , Laurent Brochard
25ème Congrès Français de Mécanique, Aug 2022, Nantes, France
Conference papers hal-03994293v1
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FUNDAMENTALS OF BRITTLE FAILURE AT THE ATOMIC SCALE

Laurent Brochard , Sabri Souguir , Karam Sab
10th International Conference on Fracture Mechanics of Concrete and Concrete Structures, Jun 2019, Bayonne, France. ⟨10.21012/FC10.235517⟩
Conference papers hal-03170502v1
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Thermo-mechanical behavior of clays explained from the nanoscale

Laurent Brochard , Tulio Honorio , Matthieu Vandamme , Ioannis Stefanou , Siavash Ghabezloo
6th International Conference on Coupled THMC Processes in Geosystems, Ecole des Ponts ParisTech, Jul 2017, Champs-sur-Marne, France
Conference papers hal-03994310v1
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Multiscale Estimation of the Fluctuations of Mechanical Fields in Poroelasticity: Application to Cement-Based Composites

Tulio Honorio , Laurent Brochard
Sixth Biot Conference on Poromechanics, Jul 2017, Paris, France. ⟨10.1061/9780784480779.164⟩
Conference papers hal-01686268v1
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A Possible Nano-Scale Origin of the Surprising Thermal Expansion of Clays

Laurent Brochard , Túlio Honório , Matthieu Vandamme , Ioannis Stefanou , Siavash Ghabezloo
Sixth Biot Conference on Poromechanics, Jul 2017, Paris, France. pp.626, ⟨10.1061/9780784480779.077⟩
Conference papers hal-01686247v1
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Flexibility of C-S-H sheets and stacks from molecular simulations

Tulio Honorio , Laurent Brochard
EAC-02 - 2nd International RILEM/COST Conference on Early Age Cracking and Serviceability in Cement-based Materials and Structures, Sep 2017, Brussels, Belgium
Conference papers hal-01986296v1
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Stability of Hydrated Clay Layers from Molecular Simulations

Túlio Honório , Laurent Brochard , Matthieu Vandamme , Ioannis Stefanou , Siavash Ghabezloo
Sixth Biot Conference on Poromechanics, Jul 2017, Paris, France. pp.688, ⟨10.1061/9780784480779.085⟩
Conference papers hal-01686230v1

Prise en compte de la variabilité spatiale des propriétés de l’argilite au travers d’une approche numérique-expérimentale à plusieurs échelles

Stefano Dal Pont , P. Bésuelle , P. Cosenza , S. Hedan , J. Desrues
journées Needs MiPor, Dec 2016, Paris, France
Conference papers hal-01965813v1
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Combining a reactive potential with a harmonic approximation for molecular dynamics simulation of failure: construction of a reduced potential

Ignacio G Tejada , Laurent Brochard , Gabriel Stoltz , Frédéric Legoll , Tony Lelièvre
3rd International Conference on Mathematical Modeling in Physical Sciences (IC-MSQUARE), Aug 2014, Madrid, Spain. pp.012041, ⟨10.1088/1742-6596/574/1/012041⟩
Conference papers hal-01095102v1
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Fracture Mechanisms in Organic-Rich Shales: Role of Kerogen

Laurent Brochard , György Hantal , Hadrien Laubie , Franz-Joseph Ulm , R.J.M. Pellenq
Fifth Biot Conference on Poromechanics, 2013, Vienna, Austria. pp.2471-2480
Conference papers hal-01274165v1
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Chemistry of Interfaces Between Inorganic Minerals and Porous Carbons : Implications for the Mechanical Properties of Gas Shale

György Hantal , Laurent Brochard , Benoit Coasne , Franz-Joseph Ulm , R.J.M. Pellenq
Annual world conference on Carbon (Carbon 2013), 2013, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Conference papers hal-01274168v1
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Fracture Properties of Kerogen and Importance for Organic-Rich Shales

Laurent Brochard , György Hantal , Hadrien Laubie , R.J.M. Pellenq , Franz-Joseph Ulm
Annual world conference on Carbon (Carbon 2013), Jul 2013, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Conference papers hal-01274161v1
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Poromechanics of Microporous Carbons: Application to Coal Swelling during Carbon Storage

Laurent Brochard , Matthieu Vandamme , R.J.M. Pellenq , Teddy Fen-Chong
Annual world conference on Carbon (Carbon 2012), Jun 2012, Krakow, Poland
Conference papers hal-01274150v1

Effect of nanopore adsorption on solid mechanics : case of CO2 induced swelling of coal

Laurent Brochard , Matthieu Vandamme , Roland J. M. Pellenq , Teddy Fen-Chong
3rd International Conference on Porous Media, Interpore, Mar 2011, Bordeaux, France
Conference papers hal-00691800v1

Carbon dioxide injection in coal beds: from molecular simulations to reservoir simulations

Saeid Nikoosokhan , Laurent Brochard , Matthieu Vandamme , Patrick Dangla , Roland J. M. Pellenq
Geoproc 2011, Jul 2011, Perth, Australia
Conference papers hal-00691803v1

Adsorption and strain: from the molecule to a coal bed reservoir

Laurent Brochard , Saeid Nikoosokhan , Matthieu Vandamme , Patrick Dangla , Roland J. M. Pellenq
MPPS 2011, Symposium on Mechanics and Physics of Porous Solids : A tribute to Pr. Olivier Coussy, Apr 2011, Marne-la-Vallée, France. pp.1-1
Conference papers hal-00691802v1

Extension of poromechanics to surface effects

Matthieu Vandamme , Laurent Brochard
Engineering Mechanics Institute 2010, Aug 2010, Los Angeles, United States
Conference papers hal-00545954v1

Adsorption-induced deformation in porous media and application to CO2-injected coal beds

Matthieu Vandamme , Laurent Brochard , Olivier Coussy
Third international conference on porous media and its applications in science, engineering, and industry, Jun 2010, Montecatini Terme, Italy. pp.319
Conference papers hal-00545909v1
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Mécanismes physiques de la thermo-­mécanique des argiles

Laurent Brochard
Colloque SPICE (Science Physique Ingénierie Chimie Energie), Apr 2017, Paris, France
Conference poster hal-03995509v1
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Expansion thermique des argiles depuis l'échelle moléculaire

Laurent Brochard , Tulio Honorio , Matthieu Vandamme , Ioannis Stefanou , Siavash Ghabezloo
14ème colloque du Groupe Français des Argiles, May 2016, Poitiers, France.
Conference poster hal-03995501v1
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Mechanical effect of absorption Carbon sequestration and swelling of coal

Laurent Brochard
TODO, Jan 2011, Lyon, France
Conference poster hal-00563374v1
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Adsorption behavior in disordered nanoporous solids

Laurent Brochard , Matthieu Vandamme , R.J.M. Pellenq , Teddy Fen-Chong
Mechanics and Physics of Porous Solids - mpps 2011, Apr 2011, Champs-Sur-Marne, France. 2011
Conference poster hal-00702677v1
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Coupling of adsorption and strain in coal

Laurent Brochard , Matthieu Vandamme , Roland Pellenq , Fen-Chong Teddy
ALERT-geomaterials - Workshop 2011 (21st edition), Oct 2011, Aussois, France.
Conference poster hal-03995472v1