Marc Bonnet

Marc Bonnet

Marc Bonnet

Adjunct, Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering


  • Civil engineer (1983), Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, Paris, France
  • Doctor (1986), Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, Paris, France
  • Habilitation (1995), Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France
Research Interests

Main research areas are boundary integral and boundary element methods (BEMs) in solid mechanics, inverse problems in elasticity, parameter identification techniques, and computational fracture mechanics. Investigations on BEMs currently focus on the formulation and development of fast multipole accelerated solvers in acoustics and elastodynamics. Other major projects are concerned with computational approaches for inverse problems in 3-D elastodynamics. They address i) BEM- and shape sensitivity-based methods for underground object detection using elastic waves, and ii) fast non-iterative computational methods for elastodynamic inverse scattering using the topological sensitivity concept, and prominently include long-term collaborative work with Bojan B. Guzina.

Selected Publications

Nemitz, N. and Bonnet, M. Topological sensitivity and FMM-accelerated BEM applied to 3D acoustic inverse scattering, Engng. Anal. Bound. Elem. (2008).

Bonnet, M. Topological sensitivity for 3D elastodynamic and acoustic inverse scattering in the time domain. Comp. Meth. Appl. Mech. Engng. 195:5239-5254 (2006).

Guzina, B. B. and Bonnet, M. Small-inclusion asymptotic of misfit functionals for inverse problems in acoustics. Inverse Problems 22:1761-1785 (2006).

Guzina, B. B., Nintcheu Fata, S. and Bonnet, M. On the stress-wave imaging of cavities in a semi-infinite solid. Int. J. Solids Struct. 40:1505-1523 (2003).

Bonnet, M. Exploiting partial or complete geometrical symmetry in 3D symmetric Galerkin indirect BEM formulations. Int. J. Num. Meth. Engng. 57:1053-1083 (2003).

Bonnet, M. Boundary Integral Equations Methods for Solids and Fluids. John Wiley and Sons (1999).

Bonnet, M. and Mukherjee, S. Implicit BEM formulations for usual and sensitivity problems in elasto-plasticity using the consistent tangent operator concept. Int. J. Solids Struct. 33:4461-4480 (1996).

Bonnet, M. Regularized BIE formulations for first- and second-order shape sensitivity of elastic fields Computers and Structures, 56:799-811 (1995).

Bonnet, M. BIE and material differentiation applied to the formulation of obstacle inverse problems. Engng. Anal. Bound. Elem. 15:121-136 (1995).

Koller, M. G., Bonnet, M. and Madariaga, R. Modelling of dynamical crack propagation using time-domain boundary integral equations. Wave Motion, 16:339-366 (1992).