Research Expertise
  • Fracture
  • Formability
  • Plasticity
  • Micromechanics
  • Computational Mechanics
  • Automotive Metal Forming & Crash Simulations
  • Advanced/Ultra High Strength Steels
  • Aluminum alloys
  • Magnesium alloys
  • Warm Forming & Hot Stamping

Waterloo Forming and Crash Lab

Group(s): 
Lightweighting and Fabrication→Forming; Structure and Safety→Material Characterization, Structural Crashworthiness; A to D profiles
Group(s): 
Connected and Autonomous→Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS); Structure and Safety→Occupant Protection, Structural Crashworthiness; A to D profiles
Research Expertise
  • Automotive crash and occupant simulation
  • Automotive crashworthiness
  • High-rate materials characterization
  • Impact biomechanics
  • Pipeline integrity
  • Trauma prediction

Impact Mechanics & Material Characterization Group

​Centre for Advanced Materials Joining

Group(s): 
Lightweighting and Fabrication→Joining; Structure and Safety→Occupant Protection, Structural Crashworthiness; A to D profiles
Research Expertise
  • Combustion diagnostics and nanoparticle metrology
  • Gas/surface scattering
  • Inverse analysis and optimal design of heat transfer systems
  • Molecular gas dynamics
  • Thermal radiation heat transfer

Inverse Problems in Combustion and Heat Transfer

Group(s): 
Lightweighting and Fabrication→Casting, Forming, Materials and Processing; Powertrain and Emissions→Emissions Control; Structure and Safety→Structural Crashworthiness; A to D profiles
Research Expertise
  • High performance computing – parallel computing
  • Instabilities and localized deformation phenomena in materials
  • Metal formability
  • Micromechanics, crystal plasticity

Computational Mechanics Research Group

Group(s): 
Lightweighting and Fabrication→Forming; Structure and Safety→Structural Crashworthiness; I to M profiles
Research Expertise
  • Long-term durability of lightweight composites

  • Fatigue and creep failure

  • Impact of composite structures

  • Damage mechanics and constitutive modeling

  • Micromechanics

  • Non-destructive evaluation (NDE)

Composites Research Group

Group(s): 
Lightweighting and Fabrication→Component Structures, Composites and Polymers; Software and Data→Modelling and Design; Structure and Safety→Fatigue, Material Characterization, Structural Crashworthiness; I to M profiles
Research Expertise
  • Modal Analysis
  • Structural Dynamics
  • Structural Identification and Control
  • Vibration based Signal Processing

The Structural Dynamics, Control & Identification Group

Group(s): 
Connected and Autonomous→Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS); Structure and Safety→Noise, Vibration, Harshness (NVH), Structural Crashworthiness; N to S profiles
Research Expertise
  • High strain rate material behaviour
  • Numerical simulation of vehicle crashworthiness
  • Sheet metal forming and tube hydroforming
  • Structural crashworthiness

Waterloo Forming and Crash Laboratory

Group(s): 
Lightweighting and Fabrication→Forming; Structure and Safety→Material Characterization, Structural Crashworthiness; T to Z profiles