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Group for Research in Structural Engineering (GRS)

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Research Specification

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 Personnel

  • Professors/Researchers: 8
  • Graduate Students: 20
  • Postdoctoral Fellows: 2
  • Research Assistants and Technicians: 2

Specialized Equipments

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

External Sources of Funding

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


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