Dedicated Research Group Facilities and Capabilities

  • Instron Dynatup 8100 Low velocity drop weight impact tower (Funded by CFI and ORF-RI)
  • Imperium Acoustocam i600 ultrasonic camera (Funded by NSERC)
  • TA Instruments Differential Scanning Calorimeter (Funded by the Molson Foundation)
  • TA Instruments Thermogravimetric Analyzer (Funded by the Molson Foundation)
  • Experience with Abaqus and LS-DYNA for finite element analysis of static and dynamic loading scenarios
  • Composite materials failure analysis experience
  • Off-the-shelf and custom uninhabited aircraft systems (UAS) for flight mechanics and sensor development

Other Relevant On-Campus Facilities

  • MTS servohydraulic test frames for static and fatigue testing
  • Optical microscopy and metallographic analysis facilities
  • Upgraded composite manufacturing facilities
  • Skyscan 1173 microCT imaging system (Prof. Fred Gaidies – Department of Earth Sciences)