Presentation of the laboratory

The structural mechanics and coupled systems laboratory (Lmssc) is a research group of the Conservatoire national des arts et métiers (Cnam). The laboratory, created in 1997, is recognized as a research unit (EA 3196) and is currently composed of 17 permanents :

  • 6 professors ;
  • 1 emeritus professor ;
  • 7 associate professors ;
  • 2 engineers ;
  • 2 technicians.

and about 10 doctorates.

The studies carried out are applied to scientific and technical innovation and concern particularly the development of robust predictive models. The main research areas are:

  • Linear and nonlinear structural dynamics ;
  • Fluid-structure interaction and vibroacoustics ;
  • Smart structures and interfaces ;
  • Source identification and noise control.

These themes are growth scientific sectors and result in collaborations with various academic and industrial partners mainly with aeronautics, astronautics and naval. The key point of the researches is the development of robust predictive models for the reduction of noise and vibration of dynamic coupled systems using adaptive treatments.

The results of the researches are mainly applied to the academic world, research centers and R&D department of high technology industries. The associated mechanical engineering teaching activities benefit from this original developed research. Moreover, a key deliverable of the Cnam being the diffusion of scientific and technical knowledges, the laboratory tries to explain mechanical phenomena to general public through collaborations with the museum of the Cnam.


The structural mechanics and coupled systems laboratory has collaborations with industrial research centers and international academic partners especially through agreements for the joint supervision of doctorates.


The laboratory is equipped with facilities for the realization of vibration and acoustics measurements.