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Mechanical Components Analysis Group (GACM)

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Research Specification

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.

Research Personnel

  • Professors/Researchers: 2
  • Graduate Students: 24
  • Research Assistants and Technicians: 3

Specialized Equipments

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.

 

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