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Full Professor
Polytechnique Montréal
Phone: 514-340-4711 ext:4074
Expertises Polymer and composites material failures and structure ruins.


Rachid Boukhili is Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Ecole Polytechnique of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He graduated in Solid State Physics from Annaba University (Algeria), completed his master degree in Material Physics at Université de Lille I (France) and his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at Université de Technologie de Compiègne (France). He joined the Mechanical Engineering department at Ecole Polytechnique in 1986.

Actual research interests

  • Effect of additives and fillers on the processing and performance of composites
  • Design and development of mechanical tests for special industrial applications
  • Processing of composites Materials by pultrusion, RTM, compression moulding and vacuum bag
  • Investigation and characterization of plastics and composites by thermal analysis techniques: DSC, DMA, TMA and TGA
  • Material qualification tests according to the FAA/DOT, MIL-HDBK-17 procedures for aeronautical applications
  • Investigation of the mechanical behaviour of plastics and composites: Static, Fatigue, Impact, Bolted joints, bonded joints

Groupe de recherche