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Alain Molinari


Alain Molinari - Université Paul Verlaine, Metz FRANCE

Allain Molinari graduated in Mathematics from the Louis Pasteur University in Strasbourg, France, and earned a PhD in Sciences in 1979 from the University of Metz.

Dr. Molinari teaches at the Institut Supérieur de Génie Mécanique et Productique (School of Industrial and Mechanical Engineering) in the University of Metz, France. He has also taught at the Engineering School of Paris, and has been visiting Professor at the California Institute of Technology, the University of California in San Diego, Brown University and Johns Hopkins University.

Dr. Molinari has edited various scientific reviews such as the ‘International Journal of Plasticity’ and ‘Continuum Mechanics and Thermodynamics’. He has organized and participated in congresses and committees throughout the world and has written over 160 articles, published in reviews and books, and presented over 170 papers at conferences and seminars.

He has won various awards, such as the Spiru Haret Award of the Romania Academy of Sciences, the Distinguished Lecture Award, and the Gledden Senior Fellowship from the University of Western Australia.


PROJECT: Main objectives of the research project was: (i) To develop fundamental aspects related to the mechanics and physics of High Speed Machining (HSM); (ii) To introduce the progresses made on fundamental aspects into sound models of high speed processes and HSM; (iii) To apply these models to industrial processes with
the perspective of getting optimal functioning conditions.



1. Molinari, R. Cheriguene, H. Miguelez, "Numerical and analytical modeling of orthogonal cutting: The link between local variables and global contact characteristics". International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, In Press, 2011
2. Molinari, R. Cheriguene, H. Miguélez, "Modeling of orthogonal cutting: Contact variables and thermal effects at the tool-chip interface", (in preparation)
3. Molinari, R. Cheriguene, H. Miguélez, "Modeling of orthogonal cutting: Global contact parameters and overall friction characteristics", (in preparation)
4. Molinari, R. Cheriguene, H. Miguélez, "The contact problem in machining with softening of the sliding friction coefficient", (in preparation)