Welcome to the Structures and Composite Materials Laboratory in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at McGill University.
The understanding of composite materials and their structures requires an in-depth knowledge of basic material behaviour. Knowledge of fibre and resin behaviour is essential for understanding the intricacies of composite manufacturing processes. This must be accompanied by stress, strain and failure analysis in both the static and fatigue regimes. Finally, designs must be manufactured and tested. Here is where design optimization helps to achieve the final goal: a successfully designed composite structure. The McGill Structures and Composite Materials Laboratory thus explores the design of composite materials and their structures “From Start to Finish”.
The SCML is a proud and active member of CREPEC, the Research Center for High Performance Polymer and Composite Systems. Based in the Québec province, the organism gathers many researchers from universities as well as technical centers.