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Structures Research Group



Claire Lestringant received her Ph.D. in Mechanics in 2017 from Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris. Under the supervision of Basile Audoly and Corrado Maurini, she investigated the mechanisms for pattern selection in slender, hyper-elastic solids subjected to incompatible strains using experimental and theoretical approaches. Prior to joining the University of Cambridge, she worked as a postdoc in Dennis Kochmann’s group at ETH Zurich, Switzerland.


Key publications: 
  • C. Lestringant, B. Audoly, A one-dimensional model for elasto-capillary neckingProceedings of the Royal Society A (in press).

  • C. Lestringant, D. Kochmann, Discrete modeling of flexible beam networks and morphing structures, Jounal of Applied Mechanics 87 (2020).

  • C++ based library UtoBeams

  • C. Lestringant, B. Audoly, D. Kochmann, A discrete, geometrically exact method for simulating nonlinear, elastic and inelastic beams, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering 361 (2020).

  • C. Lestringant, B. Audoly, Asymptotically exact strain-gradient models for nonlinear slender elastic structures: a systematic derivation method, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids 136 (2020).

Other publications: 
  • R. Glaesener, C. Lestringant, B. Telgen, D. Kochmann, Continuum models for stretching- and bending-dominated periodic trusses undergoing finite deformations, International Journal of Solids and Structures 171 (2019).

  • C. Lestringant, B. Audoly, A diffuse interface model for the analysis of propagating bulges in cylindrical balloons, Proceedings of the Royal Society A 474 (2018).

  • C. Lestringant, C. Maurini, A. Lazarus and B. Audoly, Buckling of an elastic ridge: competition between wrinkles and creases, Physical Review Letters 118 (2017).

  • C. Lestringant, B. Audoly, Elastic rods with incompatible strain: macroscopic versus microscopic buckling, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids 103 (2016).

Lecturer in Structural Engineering

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