Stéphane Lambert

Ingénieur de recherche

Skill area


  • Jibril Coulibaly : Modélisation numérique discrète du comportement mécanique
    sous impact des structures d’écrans de filets pare-pierres. Thèse de l'UGA, 2014-2017
  • Adel Albaba : Modeling of the mechanical behavior of flexible structures against debris flows. Thèse de l'Université de Grenoble, 2012-2015. 
  • Lingran Zhang : Local field modelling of the interaction between a soil body and a falling boulderThèse de l'Université de Grenoble, 2012-2015. 
  • Adeline Heymann : Approche expérimentale du comportement mécanique des géo-ouvrages à technologie cellulaire - application aux ouvrages pare-blocs. Thèse de l'Université de Grenoble, soutenue le 14 février 2012.

Ongoing and past projects

C2ROP : French national project. Rock fall, risk and portective structures.

Mumolade : Multiscale modeling of landslides and debris flows. (2012-2015)

Multiscale Modelling of Landslides and Debris Flows
Multiscale Modelling of Landslides and Debris Flows

Rempare – Re-engineering block bunds using recycled anthropic components ANR (National Research Agency) Project 2007-2010

IRASMOS - Integral Risk Management of Extremely Rapid Mass Movements: European project, 6th

PCRD (European Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development).



  • Lambert, S., Kister, B. (2018). Efficiency assessment of existing rockfall protection embankments based on an impact strength criterion. Engineering Geology.
  • Albaba, A., Lambert, S., Faug, T. (2018). Dry granular avalanche impact force on a rigid wall: compressible shock-wave depth-averaged theory versus discrete element simulations, Physical review E. 10.1103/PhysRevE.97.052903.
  • Toe, D., Mentani, A., Govoni, L., Bourrier, F, Gottardi, G., and S. Lambert (2018). Introducing Meta-models for a More Efficient Hazard Mitigation Strategy with Rockfall Protection Barriers. Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering. DOI 10.1007/s00603-017-1394-9
  • Coulibaly, J.B., Chanut, M.A., Lambert, S. and F. Nicot (2018). Sliding Cable Modeling: an attempt at a unified formulation. International Journal of Solids and Structures. DOI  10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2017.10.025
  • Albaba A., Lambert S., Kneib, F., Chareyre B. and F. Nicot (2017). DEM modeling of a flexible barrier impacted by a dry granular flow. Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering. DOI 10.1007/s00603-017-1286-z.
  • Coulibaly, J.B., Chanut, M-A., Lambert, S., and F. Nicot (2017). Non-linear Discrete Mechanical Model of Steel Rings. Journal of Engineering Mechanics. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)EM.1943-7889.0001303
  • Zhang, L. Lambert, S., and F. Nicot (2017). Discrete dynamic modeling of the mechanical behavior of a granular soil. International Journal of Impact Engineering. DOI 10.1016/j.ijimpeng.2017.01.009
  • Gotteland, P., Lambert, S., Balachovski, L. (2005). “Strength characteristics of tyre chips-sand mixtures,” Studia Geotechnica et Mechanica, Vol. 27, pp. 55-66


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