Research areas description
The researchers are interested in the behaviour analysis of mechanical components and in their testing, in order to determine their service life. Main research topics are as follows: a) fatigue, creep and fatigue-creep interaction, fracture mechanics; b) structure and pressure-vessel stress analysis using analytical, numerical (finite elements) and experimental techniques; residual stress and stress concentration; c) design of various mechanical components and evaluation of their static structural integrity; d) dynamic behaviour of machines and structures; vibration testing and modal analysis; industrial noise and vibration control; e) behaviour of bolted joints and their tightness at room and elevated temperatures; f) experimental stress-analysis techniques and development of delicate sensors.
Equipments for fatigue-creep, tightness, vibration and acoustic measurements and testing.
External sources of funding
NSERC, FQRNT, Pratt & Whitney Canada, Bombardier/Canadair, Hydro-Québec, Howmedica, PWRC, GORE, Flexitallic, DuPont, Marine & Petroleum, Techmir.