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Luc Mongeau

Luc Mongeau

Graduate Program Director
Canada Research Chair, Tier 1, Flow-induced Sound and Vibrations

Ph.D., Acoustics, Pennsylvania State University
M.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, École Polytechnique of Montreal
B.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, École Polytechnique of Montreal

Macdonald Engineering Building, Rm 458 Map

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514-398-2777 [office]
514-398-7365 [Fax]

luc [dot] mongeau [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Research Interests

Primary Research Theme: BioengineeringVibrations, Acoustics and Fluid-Structure InteractionCombustion and Energy Systems
Secondary Research Theme: Aerodynamics and Fluid Mechanics, Materials and Structures

Facility: Biomechanics Lab

Mongeau Research Group Website

Voice production, aerodynamic noise in vehicles, thermoacoustic refrigeration, turbomachinery noise, control of flow-induced sound and vibrations. For more information, see Research Interests.

Current Research Projects

  • Fluid-structure interactions within the human larynx during voice production: Mechanics and dynamics of self-oscillations
  • Development of voice prosthesis for laryngectomy patients
  • Stress and strain measurements in vocal fold tissue using digital image correlation methods and endoscopic high-speed imaging
  • Fluid flow through the human larynx: Measurements using laser Doppler velocimetry, particle image velocimetry and numerical simulations
  • Thermoacoustic heat pumping: Model validation and design optimization, prototype development
  • Sound from flow-excited cavities and structures, applied to aircraft and road vehicles
  • Control of noise emissions from hydraulic pumps and hoses
  • Jet noise: Direct numerical simulations using lattice gas methods

Most Significant Publications

  • Cook, D.D., and Mongeau, L., "Sensitivity of a continuum vocal fold model to geometric parameters, constraints, and boundary conditions," J. Acoust. Soc. Am., Vol. 121, No. 4, pp. 2247-2253, 2007.
  • Paek, I., Braun, J.E., and Mongeau, L., "Evaluation of standing-wave thermoacoustic cycles for cooling applications," Int. J. Refrigeration, Vol. 30, No. 6, pp. 1059-1071, 2007.
  • Thomson, S.L., Mongeau, L., and Frankel, S.H., "Flow over a membrane-covered, fluid-filled cavity," Computers and Structures, Vol. 85, No. 11, pp. 1012-1019, 2007.
  • Singh, K.K., Mongeau, L., Frankel, S.H., and Gore, J.P., "Effect of Co- and Counterswirl on Noise from Swirling Flows and Flames," AIAA Journal, Vol. 45, No. 3, pp. 651-661, 2007.

For a more complete list, see Publications.


MECH 412 System Dynamics and Control 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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MECH 501 Special Topics:Mechanical Eng 3 Credits
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  • Winter
  • Summer


Prof Mongeau's research profile on the Canadian Research Chairs website

The Engineering Acoustics Wikibook produced by students in Prof Mongeau's classes

Purdue University News Service article, Engineers eavesdrop on 'aeroacoustics' of human voice, March 2000

Purdue University News Service article, Simple sound can be really cool,  June 1997