High Performance Composite
Design and Manufacturing
Canada Research Chair - Tier 1



    The CCHP is offering Master and PhD degrees scholarship on industrial collaborative R&D programs on composite materials.

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About us (english version in construction)

François Trochu François Trochu

In February 2003, Prof. François Trochu obtained a Research chair for the design and fabrication of high performance composites. Composites with polymer matrix are light structural materials reinforced with long fibers (glass, carbon, etc). They are increasingly used in industrial applications especially in the automotive and aeronautic sectors.

The chair on high performance composites (CCHP) confirms the mechanical engineering department mission currently at the leading edge of injection molding techniques and new processes for composites fabrication. This new chair works closely and shares the laboratories equipment with the "Centre de Recherche en Plasturgie et Composites" (CREPEC).

Several research activities of the new chair are conducted in collaboration with industry through the "Consortium de recherche de l’industrie aérospatiale du Québec,"Le Centre de Technologie de Pointe en Fabrication Aérospatiale (CTFA)" of the Canada Research Council and Auto21 the Network of Centers of Excellence for the Automobile of the 21st century. The chair intends to develop in collaboration with an important car manufacturer a new process for composites fabrication under flexible cover named Polyflex, which has been especially conceived to meet the automotive industry requirements.

Numerical simulation is at the heart of the chair activities. Virtual prototyping and fabrication are integrated with optimization in the chain of composite processing.

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