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Group for Research in Structural Engineering (GRS)

Phone: (514) 340-4711 Ext. 4501 Fax: (514) 340-5881

Research areas description

The main objective of the EPICENTRE is to contribute to the global research and development effort in insure an adequate safety level for civil engineering structures in Canada, and particularly in Quebec, at a reasonable cost in the event of a major earthquake.

Another important objective of the EPICENTRE is to supply highly qualified personnel in Earthquake Engineering in Quebec and Canada through the formation of graduate students.

Research staff

Professors / researchers (8)
Number of graduate students: 20
Number of postdoctoral fellows :2
Number of research agents: 2

Specialized equipment

High performance earthquake simulator (shake table); a displacement-controlled hydraulic actuator of 1500 kN capacity; an environmental room allowing structural testing down to -40 °C.

External sources of funding

NSERC, FQRNT, Quebec Minietry of Transportation, Industrial Partners.

Press review about Group for Research in Structural Engineering (GRS)

September 18, 2015, Radio-Canada, Quel béton pour le nouveau pont Champlain? Un reportage avec Jean-Philippe Charron, directeur, Groupe de recherche en génie des structures et Bruno Massicotte, professeur titulaire, Département des génies civil, géologique et des mines, à Polytechnique + entrevue en direct du Pr Massicotte au Téléjournal 18 h.