Colin MacDougall PhD


Faculty, Civil Engineering
Phone: 613-533-2469
Fax: 613-533-2128
Ellis Hall, Room: 248

Expertise: Mechanics of strands and cables, fatigue of post-tensioned concrete beams, deteriorating post-tensioned concrete buildings, fatigue and fracture modeling, structural steel design, innovative engineering instruction
Colin MacDougall
Research Open Positions
I am part of the Structures Group of the Department of Civil Engineering. We are an energetic group with a wide range of expertise in testing and modeling materials and structures, including: fatigue and fracture, fibre-reinforced polymers, fire, freeze-thaw effects, shell structures and pipelines, and dynamics. We are committed to collaboration with each other, researchers from other disciplines, and industry. 
I am proud to be a part of this dynamic and growing group of researchers. My research has the following main areas of focus: 
  • Bio-materials for construction, especially straw bale construction; 
  • Corrosion damaged unbonded, post-tensioned concrete buildings. The areas of interest include: 
  • Assessment methods for unbonded, post-tensioned concrete buildings; 
  • Repair of unbonded, post-tensioned concrete buildings using carbon fibre reinforced polymer (CFRP) rods; 
  • Fire-testing of steel prestressing strand, and the performance of unbonded, post-tensioned concrete buildings in fire; 
  • Mechanics and testing of strands with helical wires, including the bending of strands under tension, and the behaviour of strands with broken wires; 
  • Fatigue of civil engineering materials and structures: 
  • Fatigue performance and testing of welded steel cross-ties for light rail transit systems; 
  • Fatigue testing and modeling of 316 LN stainless steel and MMFX reinforcing bars for concrete; 
  • Fatigue testing and modeling of High Performance Steel (HPS); 
  • Effects of variable amplitude loading and corrosion on fatigue of civil engineering materials; 
  • Repair of fatigue damaged steel beams using carbon fibre reinforced polymer (CFRP) sheets; 
  • Dynamics of fatigue damaged steel bridge girders. 





See the following PDF for more information about my research projects: Research Slideshow (PDF) 

Do not hesitate to contact me for additional information, or to become involved. For more details on my background and training, please see my CV. 

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