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The Advanced Composite Materials Engineering Group at the University of Alberta is recognized internationally for research related to the mechanical behaviour and long term durability and reliability of advanced materials. The overall objectives of the research program are:

- obtaining a thorough understanding of the mechanical properties of advanced materials under multiaxial loads;

- evaluating the strengthening effect of reinforcement under multiaxial stress states;

- formulating appropriate constitutive models which can be implemented in a general purpose finite element program to aid in design and analysis of industrial components;

- developing a theory to predict fatigue life/long term behaviour of advanced materials under multiaxial loading.

Contact information:

Zihui Xia, Ph.D.
Telephone: (780) 492-3870
FAX: (780) 492-2200
Zihui.Xia@ualberta.ca

Pierre Mertiny, Ph.D.
Telephone: (780) 492-6982
FAX: (780) 492-2200
pmertiny@ualberta.ca

Advanced Composite Materials Engineering Group
University of Alberta
4-9 Mechanical Engineering Building
Edmonton, Alberta
T6G 2G8, Canada

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