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Frédérick Gosselin
B.Ing (McGill), M.Ing. (McGill), Doctorat (Polytechnique, France)

Research interests and affiliations

Research interests

My research is concerned with the various phenomena of instability and non-linear behaviour of slender structures. A structure is said to be slender when one of its dimensions is much larger than one of the other two. Examples are ubiquitous in nature: branches and tree leaves, spider silk, hair, cell membranes; as well as in industrial components: turbine blades, aircraft wings,etc. Regardless of their nature, slender structures are modelled with the theories of beams, rods, plates or shells. In my research group, three lines of research on slender structures are prioritised: their reconfiguration under fluid flow, their 3D printing, and their shaping by the imposition of residual stresses.

Expertise type(s) (NSERC subjects)
  • 1702 Advanced manufacturing
  • 2100 MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
  • 2102 Dynamics
  • 2104 Vibrations
  • 2107 Modelling, simulation and finite element methods
  • 2108 Aerospace, aeronautical and automotive engineering
  • 2200 FLUID MECHANICS
  • 2203 Modelling, simulation
  • 2952 Linear and non-linear systems
  • 4900 PLANT AND TREE BIOLOGY

Publications

Recent publications
Journal article
Bodkhe, S., Noonan, C., Gosselin, F.P. & Therriault, D. (2018). Coextrusion of Multifunctional Smart Sensors. Advanced Engineering Materials, 20(10), 6 pages. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1002/adem.201800206
Journal article
Wu, Q., Zou, S., Gosselin, F.P., Therriault, D. & Heuzey, M.-C. (2018). 3D printing of a self-healing nanocomposite for stretchable sensors. Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 6(45), 12180-12186. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1039/C8TC02883D
Journal article
Zou, S., Therriault, D. & Gosselin, F.P. (2018). Failure mechanisms of coiling fibers with sacrificial bonds made by instability-assisted fused deposition modeling. Soft Matter, 14(48), 9777-9785. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1039/c8sm01589a
Journal article
Cossin, M., Ross, A. & Gosselin, F.P. (2018). Repeatability of force signals in aerial circus straps. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part P: Journal of Sports Engineering and Technology, 232(3), 225-235. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1177/1754337117732901

Teaching

Fluid-Structure Interactions, MEC6514 https://moodle.polymtl.ca/course/view.php?name=MEC6514

Finite Element Analysis in Solid Mechanics, MEC8470 https://moodle.polymtl.ca/course/view.php?name=MEC8470

Measurements and Instrumentation in Mechanical Engineering, MEC2115 & AER2100 https://moodle.polymtl.ca/course/view.php?name=MEC2115

Supervision at Polytechnique

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  • Ph.D. Thesis (2)

    • Bodkhe, S. (2017). Solvent evaporation-assisted three-dimensional printing of piezoelectric sensors from polyvinylidene fluoride and its nanocomposites (Ph.D. Thesis, École Polytechnique de Montréal). Retrieved from https://publications.polymtl.ca/2855/
    • Hassani, M. (2016). Elastic reconfiguration of bending and twisting rods in air flow (Ph.D. Thesis, École Polytechnique de Montréal). Retrieved from https://publications.polymtl.ca/2467/
  • Master's Thesis (5)

    • Vuillon, V. (2017). Optimisation par éléments finis de la géométrie de poutres en acier laminées à froid utilisées dans la construction de bâtiments (Master's Thesis, École Polytechnique de Montréal). Retrieved from https://publications.polymtl.ca/2732/
    • Sansas, F. (2016). Simulation numérique de la dynamique d'une structure élancée flexible dans un écoulement de fluide compressible (Master's Thesis, École Polytechnique de Montréal). Retrieved from https://publications.polymtl.ca/2060/
    • Cossin, M. (2015). Mesure des efforts dynamiques dans les agrès de cirque (Master's Thesis, École Polytechnique de Montréal). Retrieved from https://publications.polymtl.ca/2003/
    • Gauthier, J.-P. (2015). Calcul de l'amortissement ajouté par l'eau sur une aube de turbine hydroélectrique (Master's Thesis, École Polytechnique de Montréal). Retrieved from https://publications.polymtl.ca/1872/
    • Passieux, R. (2015). Microfabrication directe de liens sacrificiels au sein de fibres polymériques par manipulation d'une instabilité fluidique (Master's Thesis, École Polytechnique de Montréal). Retrieved from https://publications.polymtl.ca/1678/

News about Frédérick Gosselin

INNOVATIO | February 15, 2016
Fibres with the strength of spider silk | Read
NEWS | June 3, 2015
Polytechnique Montréal researchers develop ultra-tough fibre that imitates the structure of spider silk | Read

Press review about Frédérick Gosselin

January 3, 2019, Québec Science, Des capteurs de mouvement imprimés en 3D La tendance est aux vêtements intelligents, mais ils viennent avec une pile encombrante qu'il faut recharger régulièrement. Ils pourraient toutefois s'en départir bientôt grâce à un capteur de mouvements qui se passe de source d'énergie extérieure, mis au point dans les laboratoires de Polytechnique Montréal.
June 26, 2017, Canada Newswire, Programme de recherche en partenariat sur la production et la transformation de l'aluminium L'initiative de Polytechnique Montréal fait partie des trois projets retenus à la suite du premier concours du Programme de recherche. En tout, 900 000 $ seront accordés à l'ensemble des projets. Polytechnique mettra en œuvre une initiative touchant la modélisation, l'optimisation et l'automatisation de la mise en forme par grenaillage de revêtements d'ailes d'avion en aluminium.
February 14, 2017, Radio-Canada, Électrons libres : De la soie d'araignée synthétique Entrevue de Frederick Gosselin, professeur agrégé au Département de génie mécanique de Polytechnique Montréal (9:35).
June 3, 2015, Nature World News, Spider Silk Inspires New, Ultra-Tough Fiber. Spider silk may be delicate looking, but it is known for its strength and durability. And it's these stunning properties that have inspired researchers at Polytechnique Montreal to channel their inner Spiderman and create a new, ultra-tough fiber. Professors Frederick Gosselin, Daniel Therriault and their master's student Renaud Passieux.
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