Rafael in Limoges, France


I was seconded at the University of Limoges– France for three months, from April to June 2019. During this period, I had the opportunity to learn an advanced technique for non-contact measurements of displacements and strains: the DIC (Digital Image Correlation) technique. During this period, I could work and learn in the motivational environment of the IRCER laboratory.

I performed some tests with the innovative equipment developed by University of Limoges to test the thermal shock resistance of ceramics: the ATHORNA Device. Different refractory materials were tested, including magnesia based materials and alumina based materials, and some numerical simulations were performed to represent the tests.

I also visited the PPrime Institute  at the University of Poitiers, for a short training with Prof. Jean-Christophe Dupre. Moreover, I travelled around the region of Limoges and south of France, a real cultural and gastronomic experience.

This project has received funding
from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant
agreement no.764987