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Ottawa-Carleton Institute for Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering


Carleton University
Minto 3090
1125 Colonel By Dr.
Ottawa, ON, Canada K1S 5B6
Phone: 613-520-5659
Fax: 613-520-3899

The Institute

Director of the Institute: A. Fahim

Established in 1984, the Institute combines the research strengths and resources of the Departments of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Carleton University and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Ottawa. Programs leading to master's and Ph.D. degrees are available through the Institute in a range of fields of mechanical and aerospace and materials engineering. Graduate students may pursue their research on either university campus, depending upon the choice of supervisor. Registration will be at the university most appropriate to the student's program of studies and research. Requests for information and applications for admission may be sent to the Director of the Institute.

Members of the Institute

The "home" department of each member is indicated by (C) for the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Carleton University, and by (O) for the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Ottawa.

  • F.F. Afagh, Structural dynamics and control, solid mechanics, smart structures (C)
  • M. Ahmadi, Robotic analysis, design and control, machine and biological motion, mechatronics and simulation (C)
  • A. Artemev, Phase transformations, solidification processes (C)
  • J.C. Beddoes, Physical metallurgy and metal processing (C)
  • R. Bell, Finite element analysis, stress analysis, solid mechanics, fracture mechanics (C)
  • Y. Bourgault, Computational fluid dynamics, numerical methods, finite element, continuum mechanics modeling (O, cross-appointed from Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics)
  • B. Burlton, Orbital mechanics, space mission design (C)
  • S. C. Cheng, Heat transfer, numerical methods (O)
  • B. Dhillon, Reliability (O)
  • A. Ellery, Space Robotics and Space Technology (C)
  • J. Etele, Rocket-based combined cycle engines, low-cost space launch systems (C)
  • A. Fahim, CAD/CAM, controls (O)
  • M. Ferchichi, Fluid dynamics (O)
  • D. Feszty, Low-speed and high-speed unsteady flows, computational fluid dynamics (C)
  • J.E.D. Gauthier, Gas turbine technologies, combustion (C)
  • J.A. Gaydos, Thermodynamics, continuum mechanics (C)
  • J.A. Goldak, Computer-integrated manufacturing processes, finite element modeling of manufacturing (C)
  • D.J. Gorman,  Vibrations  (O)
  • D.C. Groeneveld, Heat transfer, two phase flow (O-Adjunct)
  • J. Gu, Transport phenomena in micro-scale processes, direct methanol fuel cells (C)
  • Y. Haddad, Applied mechanics, materials and design (O)
  • W.L.H. Hallett, Combustion (O)
  • F. Hamdullahpur,   Fluidized beds, hydrodynamics, cyclone modeling (C) 
  • M.J.D. Hayes, Space robotics, automated optical robot calibration systems, robot mechanical systems, theoretical kinematics (C)
  • X. Huang, Design and fabrication of advanced thermal barrier coatings (C)
  • A. Jnifene, Robotics, Vibration control of flexible structures, intelligent control (O)
  • B. Jodoin, Thermofluids, plasma physics (O)
  •  M. Johnson,  Combustion/fluid mechanics (C)
  • T. Kaya, Fluid Dynamics, heat transfer (C)
  • R.J. Kind, Aerodynamics of aircraft and turbomachinery (C - Adjunct)
  • J. Kofman, Intelligent systems, computer-vision and imaging, biomedical applications (O)
  • M. Labrosse, Mechanics of heart valve and cardiovascular tissues, cardiovascular mechnics (O)
  • M. Lamontagne, Biomechanics and biomedical engineering (O)(cross-appointed from School of Human Kinetics)
  • R. Langlois, Flexible multibody dynamics; vehicle dynamics, aircraft/ship dynamic interface analysis, mathematical modeling simulation (C)
  • B.H.K. Lee, Aerodynamics, aeroelasticity (O-Adjunct)
  • Y. Lee,   Heat transfer, nuclear engineering (O)
  • L. Leung, Nuclear engineering (O)
  • M. Liang, Production and manufacturing engineering, intelligent systems (O)
  • R. Liu, Fracture mechanics, fatigue, crack behaviour, closure, composite materials, numerical methods, finite element analysis (C)
  • E.A. Matida, Pharmaceutical aerosols (inhalation devices), large eddy simulation (C)
  • J.M. McDill, Adaptive thermal micro structural mechanical finite element analysis for manufacturing processes (C)
  • R.E. Milane, Combustion, fluid mechanics (O)
  • R. Miller, Computational materials science, multi-scale modeling of materials, atomistic modeling of crystalline defects (C)
  • H. Moustapha, Turbomachinery, aerodynamics (C-Adjunct)
  • M.B. Munro, Composite materials (O)
  • T. Mussivand, Medical devices design, evaluation (in vitro, in vivo, clinical), artificial heart sensors, valves and prosthetics (C-Adjunct)
  • H. Naguib, Advanced polymeric materials and processes (O)
  • D.S. Necsulescu, Control, robotics, reliability (O)
  • D. Nikanpour, Space/satellite materials and thermal control (C-Adjunct)
  • F. Nitzsche, Aeroelasticity, control, helicopter noise, smart structures (C)
  • E.G. Plett, Energy systems, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics and heat transfer, numerical modeling (C)
  • D. Redekop, Applied mechanics, finite element analysis, robotics (O)
  • F. Robitaille, Processing and performance: polymer composite materials (O)
  • J.T. Rogers, Heat transfer, energy systems, nuclear engineering (C-Adjunct)
  • D.L. Russell, Dynamics, controls, medical device design (C)
  • H.M.J. Saari, Process modeling of directional solidification (DS) of gas turbine materials (C)
  • J.Z. Sasiadek, Robotics and automation, guidance, navigation and computer control Systems (C)
  • R.K. Singhal, Structural dynamics, vibration analysis and testing (O-Adjunct)
  • J.S. Sinkiewicz, Robotics, guidance, navigation, space (C-Adjunct)
  • S.A. Sjolander, Aerodynamics, turbo-machinery, wind-tunnel engineering (C)
  • D.A. Staley, Spacecraft dynamics and control (C-Adjunct)
  • P.V. Straznicky, Design, light weight structures (C)
  • C.L. Tan, Solid mechanics, fracture mechanics, boundary integral and finite element methods (C)
  • S. Tavoularis, Fluid mechanics, experimental techniques (O)
  • W. Wallace, Materials engineering (C-Adjunct)
  • X. Wang, Fracture mechanics, fatigue and fracture, finite element applications, pressure vessel and piping (C)
  • J.Y. Wong, Vehicle engineering, transportation technology (C-Adjunct)
  • M.I. Yaras, Turbomachinery, aerodynamics, computational fluid dynamics (C)
  • S. Zan, Aerodynamics (C-Adjunct)
  • L. Zhao, Physical metallurgy and coatings (C-Adjunct)
  • S. Zolfaghari, Manufacturing, operations and production management (O-Adjunct)

Master's Degree

Admission Requirements

The normal requirement for admission to the master's program is a bachelor's degree with at least high honours standing in mechanical or aerospace engineering or a related discipline.

Program Requirements

M.A. Sc. - Master's by Thesis

The requirements for course work are specified in terms of credits: one credit is one hour/week for one term (thirteen weeks). The requirements for the master's degree by thesis are:

  • Three course credits
  • Participation in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering seminar series
  • Thesis

M.Eng. - Master's by Course Work

The requirements for the master's degree by course work are either: 4.5 course credits plus a project equivalent to 1.5 course credits (MECH 5908 for Carleton University students; MCG 6000 for University of Ottawa students); or 6 course credits.

Guidelines for Completion of Master's Degree

Students are expected to complete the master's program within the maximum limits outlined in the Section 13.2 of the General Regulations section of this Calendar.

Doctor of Philosophy

Admission Requirements

The normal requirement for admission to the Ph.D. program is a master's degree in mechanical or aerospace engineering or a related discipline. Students who have been admitted to the master's program may be permitted to transfer into the Ph.D. program if they show outstanding academic performance and demonstrate significant promise for advanced research.

In addition, graduate courses offered by departments in other disciplines may be taken for credit with approval by the department in which the student is registered.

Program Requirements

The requirements for the Ph.D. degree (from the master's degree) are:

1. 1.5 course credits.

2. Participation in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering seminar series.

3. Successful completion of the comprehensive examination according to section 18.11 of the General Regulations section of this Calendar.

4. Thesis. The examining board for all theses will include professors from both departments and an external examiner who is a member of neither university.

Students who have been permitted to transfer into the Ph.D. program from a master's program require 4.5 course credits for the Ph.D.

Graduate Courses

Not all of the following courses re offered in a given year. Consult the Ottawa-Carleton Joint Institute for Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (OCIMAE) website for course offerings

The following codes identify the department offering the course: 'MECH' Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Carleton University, 'MAAJ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Ottawa.

Carleton University
MECH 5000 (MCG 5300) Fundamentals of Fluid Dynamics
MECH 5001 (MCG 5301) Theory of Viscous Flows
MECH 5003 (MCG 5303) Incompressible Non-Viscous Flow
MECH 5004 (MCG 5304) Compressible Non-Viscous Flow
MECH 5008 (MCG 5308) Experimental Methods in Fluid Mechanics
MECH 5009 (MCG 5309) Environmental Fluid Mechanics Relating to Energy Utilization
MECH 5100 (MCG 5310) Performance and Economics of Aircraft
MECH 5101 (MCG 5311) Dynamics and Aerodynamics of Flight
MECH 5104 (MCG 5314) Ground Transportation Systems and Vehicles
MECH 5105 (MCG 5315) Orbital Mechanics and Space Control
MECH 5106 (MCG 5121) Space Mission Analysis and Design
MECH 5107 (MCG 5317) Experimental Stress Analysis
MECH 5201 (MCG 5321) Methods of Energy Conversion
MECH 5202 (MCG 5122) Smart Structures
MECH 5300 (MCG 5330) Engineering Acoustics
MECH 5301 (MCG 5331) Aeroacoustics
MECH 5302 (MCG 5332) Instrumentation Techniques
MECH 5304 (MCG 5334) Computational Fluid Dynamics of Compressible Flows
MECH 5400 (MCG 5344) Gas Turbine Combustion
MECH 5401 (MCG 5341) Turbomachinery
MECH 5402 (MCG 5342) Gas Turbines
MECH 5403 (MCG 5343) Advanced Thermodynamics
MECH 5407 (MCG 5347) Conductive and Radiative Heat Transfer
MECH 5408 (MCG 5348) Convective Heat and Mass Transfer
MECH 5500 (MCG 5350) Advanced Vibration Analysis
MECH 5501 (MCG 5125) Advanced Dynamics
MECH 5502 (MCG 5352) Optimal Control Systems
MECH 5503 (MCG 5353) Robotics
MECH 5504 (MCG 5354) Guidance, Navigation and Control
MECH 5505 (MCG 5355) Stability Theory and Applications
MECH 5506 (MCG 5356) Neuro and Fuzzy Control
MECH 5507 (MCG 5124) Advanced Kinematics
MECH 5601 (MCG 5361) Creative Problem Solving and Design
MECH 5602 (MCG 5362) Failure Prevention (Fracture Mechanics and Fatigue)
MECH 5603 (MCG 5381) Lightweight Structures
MECH 5604 (MCG 5364) Computational Metallurgy
MECH 5605 (MCG 5365) Finite Element Analysis I
MECH 5606 (MCG 5366) Finite Element Analysis II
MECH 5607 (MCG 5367) The Boundary Element Method (BEM)
MECH 5609 (MCG 5123) Microstructure and Properties of Materials
MECH 5700 (MCG 5345) Surfaces and Coatings
MECH 5701 (MCG 5369) Metallic Phases & Transformations
MECH 5704 (MCG 5374) Integrated Manufacturing Systems (CIMS)
MECH 5705 (MCG 5375) CAD/CAM
MECH 5800 (MCG 5480) Special Topics in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
MECH 5801 (MCG 5489) Special Topics in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
MECH 5802 (MCG 5483) Special Topics in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
MECH 5803 (MCG 5488) Special Topics in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
MECH 5804 (MCG 5384) Special Topics in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
MECH 5805 (MCG 5482) Special Topics in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
MECH 5806 (MCG 5486) Special Topics in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
MECH 5807 (MCG 5387) Special Topics in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
MECH 5808 (MCG 5376) Special Topics in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
MECH 5809 (MCG 5382) Special Topics in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

University of Ottawa
MAAJ 5001 (MCG 5101) Theory of Elasticity
MAAJ 5002 (MCG 5102) Advanced Stress Analysis
MAAJ 5003 (MCG 5103) Theory of Perfectly Plastic Solids
MAAJ 5004 (MCG 5104) Theory of Plates and Shells
MAAJ 5005 (MCG 5105) Continuum Mechanics
MAAJ 5006 (MCG 5106) Advanced Topics in Elasticity
MAAJ 5007 (MCG 5107) Advanced Dynamics with Applications
MAAJ 5008 (MCG 5108) Finite Element Analysis
MAAJ 5009 (MCG 5109) Advanced Topics in Finite Element Analysis
MAAJ 5100 (MCG 5110) Micromechanics of Solids
MAAJ 5101 (MCG 5111) Gas Dynamics
MAAJ 5104 (MCG 5114) Analysis and Design of Pressure Vessels
MAAJ 5015 (MCG 5115) Non-Linear Optimization
MAAJ 5107 (MCG 5117) Introduction to Composite Materials
MAAJ 5108 (MCG 5118) Introduction to Plasticity
MAAJ 5109 (MCG 5119) Fracture Mechanics
MAAJ 5206 (MCG 5126) Deformation of Materials
MAAJ 5209 (MCG 5129) Hot Working of Metals
MAAJ 5301 (MCG 5131) Heat Transfer by Conduction
MAAJ 5302 (MCG 5132) Heat Transfer by Convection
MAAJ 5303 (MCG 5133) Heat Transfer by Radiation
MAAJ 5304 (MCG 5134) Heat Transfer by Phase Change
MAAJ 5306 (MCG 5136) Special Studies in Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer
MAAJ 5307 (MCG 5137) Special Studies in Solid Mechanics and Materials
MAAJ 5308 (MCG 5138) Advanced Topics in Mechanical Engineering
MAAJ 5401 (MCG 5141) Statistical Thermodynamics
MAAJ 5408 (MCG 5551) Théorie d'Ecoulement Visqueux
MAAJ 5409 (MCG 5552) Théorie de Turbulence
MAAJ 5500 (MCG 5557) Méthodes Numériques en Mécaniques des Fluides
MAAJ 5501 (MCG 5151) Laminar Flow Theory
MAAJ 5502 (MCG 5152) Theory of Turbulence
MAAJ 5505 (MCG 5155) Inviscid Flow Theory
MAAJ 5506 (MCG 5156) Measurement in Fluid Mechanics
MAAJ 5507 (MCG 5157) Numerical Computation of Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer
MAAJ 5508 (MCG 5158) Industrial Fluid Mechanics
MAAJ 5509 (MCG 5159) Advanced Production Planning and Control
MAAJ 5601 (MCG 5161) Environmental Engineering
MAAJ 5608 (MCG 5168) Industrial Organization
MAAJ 5609 (MCG 5169) Advanced Topics in Reliability Engineering
MAAJ 5700 (MCG 5170) CAD/CAM
MAAJ 5701 (MCG 5171) Applied Reliability Theory
MAAJ 5702 (MCG 5172) Introduction to Management of Automation (Robotics and Numerical Control)
MAAJ 5703 (MCG 5173) Systems Engineering and Integration
MAAJ 5706 (MCG 5176) Industrial Control Systems
MAAJ 5707 (MCG 5177) Robot Mechanics
MAAJ 5708 (MCG 5178) Advanced Topics in CAD/CAM
MAAJ 5709 (MCG 5179) Manufacturing System Analysis
MAAJ 5800 (MCG 5180) Fibre Composite Materials II
MAAJ 5801 (MCG 5181) Advanced Vibrations
MAAJ 5802 (MCG 5182) Theory of Elastic Instability
MAAJ 5804 (MCG 5184) Mechatronics
MAAJ 5805 (MCG 5185) Multivariable Digital Control
MAAJ 5806 (MCG 5186) Non-Linear Discontinous Dynamics and Control
MAAJ 5901 (MCG 5191) Combustion in Premixed Systems
MAAJ 5902 (MCG 5192) Combustion in Diffusion Systems

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