Emmanuel de LANGRE


Professor, Department of Mechanics.


Member of   LadHyX


Editor of the  Journal of Fluids and Structures


          Laboratoire d'Hydrodynamique

Ecole Polytechnique  
     91128 Palaiseau  France




 Research in Fluid-structure interactions

Research in Plant biomechanics


Book on Fluid-Structure interactions


Mooc on Fluid-Solid Interactions




Some recent papers



Gonzalez-Rodriguez, D., Guillou, L., Cornat, F., Lafaurie-Janvore, J., Babataheri, A., de Langre, E., ... & Husson, J. (2016). Mechanical Criterion for the Rupture of a Cell Membrane under Compression. Biophysical Journal, 111(12), 2711-2721.

Antoine, G. O., de Langre, E., & Michelin, S. (2016, November). Optimal energy harvesting from vortex-induced vibrations of cables. In Proc. R. Soc. A (Vol. 472, No. 2195, p. 20160583). The Royal Society.

Gonzalez-Rodriguez, D., Cournède, P. H., & De Langre, E. (2016). Turgidity-dependent petiole flexibility enables efficient water use by a tree subjected to water stress. Journal of theoretical biology, 398, 20-31.

Leclercq, T., & De Langre, E. (2016). Drag reduction by elastic reconfiguration of non-uniform beams in non-uniform flows. Journal of Fluids and Structures, 60, 114-129.

Lopez, D., de Langre, E., & Michelin, S. (2015). A space-averaged model of branched structures. Computers & Structures, 146, 12-19.

Tadrist, L., Julio, K., Saudreau, M., & de Langre, E. (2015). Leaf flutter by torsional galloping: Experiments and model. Journal of Fluids and Structures, 56, 1-10.

Théckès, B., Boutillon, X., & de Langre, E. (2015). On the efficiency and robustness of damping by branching. Journal of Sound and Vibration.357,35-50

de Langre, E., & Doaré, O. (2015). Edge flutter of long beams under follower loads. JOMMS, 10,3



Short Bio


1978-1980 Ecole polytechnique

1981-1984 Ph.D. in Fracture Mechanics

1985-1997 Engineer at  French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA)

1997-2009 Associate professor, Ecole polytechnique

2004-2005 Visiting professor at McGill University and Ecole polytechnique Montreal

2009-     Professor, Ecole polytechnique

2010-2016-     Chair, Department of Mechanics, Ecole polytechnique

2014-     Editor in Chief, Journal of Fluids and Structures