Estelle Berthier

Postdoc

Estelle works on the mechanical stability of 2-dimensional disordered lattices with geometry set by the force-chains observed in experimental granular packing. She uses network-science tools and rigidity theory to analyze the failure locations and the behavior of the structures. She also works on testing these predictive tests on the failure of 2-d sheared photoelastic granular packings.

  • Estelle Berthier, Mason A. Porter, Karen E. Daniels. “Forecasting failure locations in two-dimensional disordered lattices.” PNAS (2019) [News Summary] [Link]
  • Estelle Berthier, Jonathan E. Kollmer, Silke E. Henkes, Kuang Liu, Jennifer M. Schwarz, Karen E. Daniels. “Rigidity percolation control of the brittle-ductile transition in disordered networks.” Physical Review Materials 3: 075602 (2019) [Link] [Data]
  • Estelle Berthier is a postdoctoral scholar at NC State University. She received her Engineering degree and research Master in Material Sciences from the National Institute of Applied Sciences of Lyon, France in 2012. She received her doctorate in Mechanics in 2015 from the University Pierre and Marie Curie in Paris, France ([Manuscript]) and joined NC State in 2017. Her current research involves force networks in granular materials.

  • Estelle Berthier, Mason A. Porter, Karen E. Daniels. “Forecasting failure locations in two-dimensional disordered lattices.” PNAS (2019) [News Summary] [Link]
  • Estelle Berthier, Jonathan E. Kollmer, Silke E. Henkes, Kuang Liu, Jennifer M. Schwarz, Karen E. Daniels. “Rigidity percolation control of the brittle-ductile transition in disordered networks.” Physical Review Materials 3: 075602 (2019) [Link] [Data]
  • Véronique Dansereau, Vincent Démery, Estelle Berthier, Jérôme Weiss, Laurent Ponson. “Rigidity percolation control of the brittle-ductile transition in disordered networks.” Physical Review Letters 122: 085501 (2019) [Link]
  • Estelle Berthier, Vincent Démery, Laurent Ponson. “Damage spreading in quasi-brittle disordered solids: I. Localization and failure.” Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids 102: 101-124 (2017) [Link]
  • Estelle Berthier. “Quasi-brittle failure of heterogeneous materials: damage statistics and localization.” Mechanics [physics]. PhD Thesis, Université Pierre et Marie Curie – Paris VI (2015) [Link]
  • Estelle Berthier