David L. DuQuesnay

David L. DuQuesnay
Dr.
David L. DuQuesnay
B.A.Sc., M.A.Sc., Ph.D., P.Eng. Professor
Office:
SB3125
Telephone:
(613) 541-6000 ext 6483
Fax:
(613) 542-8612
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Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Royal Military College of Canada
PO Box 17000, Station Forces
Kingston, Ontario, CANADA
K7K 7B4

Brief History

Dr. DuQuesnay began working at RMC in 1992 as Assistant Professor, was promoted to Associate Professor in 1996, and to Professor in 2000. He served as Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering (2000-2003), and as Associate Head (Academic) 2006-2007. Dr. DuQuesnay graduated from BCIT with a diploma of technology (1979) and worked as a design draughtsman for Cominco Mining and Smelting in Trail, B.C. (1979 to 1981). After that, he studied as an undergraduate at the University of Waterloo, spending work terms performing structural steel design, and producing detail and assembly drawings for Armco Building Systems (1982 to 1983). Dr. DuQuesnay then became an undergraduate and post graduate researcher in the Fatigue Lab at the University of Waterloo from 1983 to 1992, while earning his BASc (1985), MASc (1986) and PhD (1991).

Specializations and Research Interests (Keyword)

  • Materials
  • Fatigue
  • Fracture
  • Adhesives
  • Fasteners
  • Composites
  • Durability

Teaching Interests

  • Solid Mechanics
  • Stress / Strain Analysis
  • Materials Engineering
  • Metallurgy
  • Fatigue and Fracture of Materials
  • Advanced Materials

Laboratories used for Research and Teaching

Society Memberships

  • Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO), member
  • Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), member
  • Structural Integrity Society, life member

Funded Research (since 2010)

AERAC Sponsored Research

  • Advanced Bonding to Aluminum: $45k (2010/11)
  • Probability of Detection for Multi-Frequency Bolt Hole Eddy Current and Sizing of Early Stage Growth Fatigue Cracks: Joint with both Krause and DuQuesnay: $44k (2010/11)
  • Safety Cuts in Fatigue: $9.6k (2014/15)

ARP

  • Fatigue Life Prediction of Adhesive Joints in Aluminum Subjected to Variable Amplitude Fatigue: $20k (2010/11/12)
  • Cyclic Fatigue and Fatigue Behaviour of HIP Galfenol Steels: $7.5k/yr 3 yrs (2012/13 to 2014/15)

DAR

  • Mechanical Behaviour of Magnetostrictive Galfenol under Static and Cyclic Loading: $35k (2010/11)

NSERC

  • Fatigue Behaviour of Adhesively Bonded Joints: $23k (2010/11)
  • Fatigue Behaviour of Reworked Fastener Holes: $20k/yr (2011/12 to 2016/17)

OCE

  • Nylon Composites made from post industrial waste: Joint with Bates and DuQuesnay: $61.4k (2010/11). Industrial Partner Mahle Filter Systems, Canada.

NCE Auto 21 

  • Mechanical Properties of Thermoplastic Composites: $24k/yr (2012/13 to 2014/15). Industrial Partner Mahle Filter Systems, Canada.
  • Knowledge and Technology Transfer Fund (KTTF): $5k (2105/16)

Select Publications since 2002

Note: Authors in bold represent past and present students' work relating to their degrees.

  • H. Ghasemi, Y. Zhang, P. J. Bates, D. DuQuesnay, G. Zak, "Experimental Methods to Detect Degradation at the Weld Caused by Laser Transmission Welding", Society of Plastics Engineers, ANTEC 2016, Indianapolis, IN. 2016.
  • Y. Zhang, P.J. Bates, D.L. DuQuesnay, (2015) "Tensile and fatigue evaluation of a glass reinforced recycled nylon blend: effect of polypropylene contamination", Polymer-Plastics Technology and Engineering, Taylor and Francis, 2015, 
  • K.T. Lockwood, Y. Zhang, P.J. Bates, D.L. DuQuesnday, (2014) "Effect of Temperature on Fatigue Strength of Vibration Welded and Unwelded Glass Reinforced Nylon 6", International Journal of Fatigue, 66, pp. 111-117.  2014. 
  • Y. Zhang, K.T. Lockwood, P.J. Bates, D.L. DuQuesnay, (2014) "Fatigue Properties of Vibration Welded Post-Industrial Waste Nylon at Room and Elevated Temperatures", Polymer Engineering and Science. Published online 2014: DOI: 10.1002/pen.23947 
  • David DuQuesnay, Ying Zhang, and Philip Bates, "Post-industrial waste nylon for automotive applications", Invited contribution, Society of Plastics Engineers, Plastics Research Online, 2014.
  • G.M. Vallieres and D.L. DuQuesnay, "Fatigue Life of Cold Expanded Fastener Holes with Interference-Fit Fasteners at Short Edge Margins". Fatigue and Fracture of Engineering Materials and Structures, Published online, 2014,
  • D.L. DuQuesnay and P.R. Underhill, "Fatigue Life Scatter in 7xxx Series Aluminum Alloys", International Journal of Fatigue, 32, pp. 398-402, 2010.
  • G.M. Vallieres and D.L. DuQuesnay, "Fatigue Life of Cold Expanded Fastener Holes at Short Edge Margins", Proc ICAF 2011 Structural Integrity: Influence of Efficiency and Green Imperatives, J Komorowski (Ed), 2011. PP 671-684.
  • D.L. DuQuesnay and P.R. Underhill, "Fatigue Life Scatter in 7xxx Series Aluminum Alloys", International Journal of Fatigue, 32, pp. 398-402, 2010.
  • H.F.S.G. Pereira, D.L. DuQuesnay, A.M.P. De Jesus and A.L.L. Silva, "Analysis of Variable Amplitude Fatigue Data of the P355NL1 Steel Using the Effective Strain Damage Model", J. Pressure Vessel Technol, 131.
  • P.R. Underhill and D.L. DuQuesnay, "Effect of small cycles and load spectrum truncation on the fatigue life scatter in 7050 Al alloy", International Journal of Fatigue, 31, pp. 538-543, 2009.
  • A.E. Nolting, P.R. Underhill and D.L. DuQuesnay, "Fatigue Behaviour of Adhesively Bonded Aluminium Double Strap Joints", Journal of ASTM International, Vol. 5, No. 5, Paper ID JAI101559, 2008.
  • K.Y. Tsang, D.L. DuQuesnay and P.J. Bates, "Fatigue Properties of Vibration-Welded Nylon 6 and Nylon 66 Reinforced with Glass Fibres", Journal of Composites B, Vol. 39/2, pp.396-404, 2008.
  • P.R. Underhill and D.L. DuQuesnay, "The Effect of Dynamic Loading on the Fatigue Scatter Factor for Al 7050", International Journal of Fatigue, Vol. 30, Issue 4, pp.614-622, 2008.
  • A.E. Nolting, P.R. Underhill and D.L. Duquesnay, "Variable Amplitude Fatigue of Bonded Aluminum Joints", International Journal of Fatigue, Vol. 30(4), pp.614-622, 2008.
  • R.M. Chlistovsky, P.J. Heffernan and D.L. DuQuesnay, "Corrosion-Fatigue Behaviour of 7075-T651 Aluminum Alloy Subjected to Periodic Overloads", International Journal of Fatigue, Vol. 29 (9-11), pp.1941-1949, 2007. Also presented at Fatigue Damage of Materials VI, Hyannis Port, MD, September 17-22, 2006.
  • B. Arsenault, P. Gougeon, M. Verdier and D.L. DuQuesnay, "Aluminum protective coating - fatigue and bond strength properties with respect to surface preparation techniques: laser ablation, shot peening and sand blasting", Canadian Metallurgical Quarterly, Vol. 45, No. 1. pp 49-57, 2006.
  • A.E. Nolting and D.L. DuQuesnay, "The Effect of Mean Strain on Fatigue Damage Caused by Fully Open Loading Cycles", Canadian Metallurgical Quarterly, Vol 44, No 2. pp 195-204, 2005.
  • K.Y. Tsang, D.L. DuQuesnay and P.J. Bates, "Fatigue Strength of Vibration Welded Unreinforced Nylon Butt Joints", Polymer Engineering and Science, Vol 45, No. 7. pp. 935-944, 2005.
  • B. Arsenault, A.K. Lynn and D.L. DuQuesnay, "Effect of Ductile Thermal Spray Coatings on the Fatigue Performance of 7075-T651 Aluminum Alloy", Canadian Metallurgical Quarterly, Vol 44, No 4, 2005.
  • P.R. Underhill and D.L. DuQuesnay, "The Role of Corrosion / Oxidation in The Failure of Aluminum Adhesive Joints under Hot, Wet Conditions", International Journal of Adhesion & Adhesives, Volume 26, Issues 1-2, pp. 88-93, 2005.
  • P.R. Underhill and D.L. DuQuesnay, "The Dependence of the Fatigue Life of Adhesive Joints on Surface Preparation", International Journal of Adhesion & Adhesives, Volume 26, Issues 1-2, pp. 62-66, 2005.
  • D.L. DuQuesnay, P.R. Underhill and H.J. Britt, "Fatigue Failure of Adhesively Patched 2024-T3 and 7075-T6 Clad and Bare Aluminum Alloys", Fatigue Fracture of Engineering Materials and Structures, Vol. 28, Issue 4. pp 381-390, 2005.
  • P.J. Heffernan, M.A. Erki and D.L. DuQuesnay, "Stress Re-distributions in a Cyclically Loaded Reinforced Concrete Beam", ACI Structural Journal, Vol. 101 No. 2, pp. 261-268, 2004.
  • P.R. Underhill, A.N. Rider and D.L. DuQuesnay, "The effect of warm water surface treatments on the fatigue life in shear of aluminum joints", International Journal of Adhesion & Adhesives, 2005.
  • D.L. DuQuesnay, P.R. Underhill and H.J. Britt, "Fatigue Crack Growth from Corrosion Damage in 7075-T6511 Aluminum Alloy under Aircraft Loading", International J. Fatigue, Vol.25, pp 371-377, 2003.
  • D.L. DuQuesnay, "Applications of Overload Data to Fatigue Analysis and Testing, Applications of Automation Technology in Fatigue and Fracture Testing and Analysis: Fourth Volume", ASTM STP 1411, AA Braun, PC McKeKeighan, AM Nicolson, and RD Lohr, Eds, pp. 165-180, 2002.
  • M. Kahlil, T.H. Topper and D.L. DuQuesnay, "Prediction of the Crack-Opening Stress Level for Service Loading Spectra, Applications of Automation Technology in Fatigue and Fracture Testing and Analysis: Fourth Volume", ASTM STP 1411, AA Braun, PC McKeKeighan, AM Nicolson, and RD Lohr, Eds, pp. 205-219, 2002.
  • A.K. Lynn and D.L. DuQuesnay, "Hydroxyapatite-Coated Ti 6Al 4V Part 1: The Effect of Coating Thickness on Fatigue Behaviour", Biomaterials, Vol.23, pp. 1937-1946, 2002.
  • A.K. Lynn and D.L. DuQuesnay, "Hydroxyapatite-Coated Ti 6Al 4V Part 2: The Effects of Post Deposition Heat Treatment at Low Temperatures", Biomaterials, Vol.23, pp 1947-1953, 2002.
  • A.K. Lynn and D.L. DuQuesnay, "Computer Simulation of Variable Amplitude Fatigue Behaviour of High-Strength Aluminum Alloys Using the Net-Effective Strain Range Model", International Journal of Fatigue, Vol.24, No.9, pp. 977-986, 2002.

Published Papers in Refereed Journals and Conference Proceedings

  • A.M. Cree, D.L. DuQuesnay and G.W. Weidmann, "Crack Closure Measurement Using a Side-Face Strain Gauge Technique", Fatigue 2007, Cambridge U.K., March 26-28, 2007.

Conference and Symposium proceedings, Un-refereed

  • D.L. DuQuesnay and P.R. Underhill, "The Effect of Alloy Type, Specimen Geometry and Load Spectrum Variables on Fatigue Scatter in Three Structural Aluminum Alloys", International Conference on Computational and Experimental Engineering and Sciences, ICCES'08, Honolulu, Hawaii, March 16-20, 2008.
  • D.L. DuQuesnay, "This Matter of Scatter-Variability of Fatigue Life under Spectrum Loading", Invited Keynote Lecture, Fatigue Research and Applications, SAE World Congress, Detroit, April 16, 2007.
  • D.L. DuQuesnay, R.P. Sabourin and J.J.L. Sabourin, "Fatigue Properties of Service Exposed Aircraft 2014 Aluminum Alloy", in Proc. Ninth International Fatigue Conference-Fatigue, Atlanta, Georgia, May 14-19, 2006.
  • D.L. DuQuesnay, H.J. Britt, A.E. Nolting and P.R. Underhill, "Fatigue Failure of Patched 2024-T351 Aluminum Alloy Substrates", in Proc. Fifth Canadian-International Composites Conference, Vancouver, BC., Canada, August 16-19, 2005.
  • T.H. Topper, J.J.F. Bonnen and D.L. DuQuesnay, "Fatigue Crack Closure Of Small Cracks in constant and Variable Amplitude", Jornadas SAM/CONAMET 2005 - MEMAT, Mar del Plata, Argentina, October, 2005.
  • D.L. DuQuesnay and S.J. DeJong, "Corrosion-Fatigue-Overload Damage Interactions in Micro-Alloyed and Stainless Steels", Proc. 11th Canadian Forces/DRDC International Meeting on Naval Applications of Materials Technology, Dartmouth, NS., June 7-9, 2005.
  • K.Y. Tsang, P.J. Bates and D.L. DuQuesnay, "Fatigue Behaviour of Un-reinforced and Glass Reinforced Nylon Compounds", Accepted for presentation at International Conference on Composites Engineering, ICCE-11, South Carolina, USA., August 8-14, 2004.
  • A.E. Nolting and D.L. DuQuesnay, "The Effects Of Mean Stress And Mean Strain on Fatigue Damage Following Overloads", Society of Automotive Engineers, Warrendale, PA, SAE Paper # 2003-01-0910, 2003.
  • K.Y. Tsang, D.L. DuQuesnay and P.J. Bates, "Fatigue Behaviour of Vibration Welded Nylon 6 And Nylon 66", in Fatigue Damage of Materials - Experiment and Analysis, A. Varvani-Farahini and CA Brebbia,(Eds.), WIT Press. pp. 3-11, 2003.
  • D.L. DuQuesnay, M. Chlistovsky and P.J. Heffernan, "Corrosion-Fatigue Behaviour of an HSLA Steel Subjected to Periodic Overloads", in Fatigue Damage of Materials - Experiment and Analysis, A. Varvani-Farahini and CA Brebbia (Eds.), WIT Press. pp. 263-271, 2003.
  • T.H. Topper, J.J.F. Bonnen, R.P. Kaufman and D.L. DuQuesnay, "Changes in Fatigue Damage Due to Mean Stresses and Overloads in Axial and Biaxial Fatigue", International Conference on Advanced Technology in Experimental Mechanics 2003, Nagoya, Japan, September 10-12, 2003.
  • P.R. Underhill, S.L. McBride and D.L. DuQuesnay, "An Examination of the Correlation Between Wedge Test Performance and the Fatigue Life In Shear of Aluminum Joints", Euradh 2002 6th European Conf. Adhesion '02 - 8th Int. Conf. on the Science & Tech. of Adhesion and Adhesives, Glasgow, UK, September 10-13, 2002.
  • P.R. Underhill, A.N. Rider and D.L. DuQuesnay, "Warm Water and Silane Treatments of Aluminum for Structural Adhesive Bonding", Euradh 2002 6th European Conf. Adhesion '02 - 8th Int. Conf. on the Science & Tech. of Adhesion and Adhesives, Glasgow, UK, September 10-13, 2002.
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