David Frost

Department of Mechanical Engineering


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Associate Professor - Department of Mechanical Engineering
Graduate Program Director

Macdonald Engineering Building, Rm 470 [Map]
817 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada
Montreal, Quebec
H3A 0C3
514-398-6279 [Office]
514-398-7365 [Fax]


External website 


MECH 240 Thermodynamics 1
MECH 603 M. Eng. Project 1
MECH 604 M. Eng. Project 2
MECH 701 Ph.D. Thesis Proposal

BASc University of British Columbia, Engineering Physics
MS California Institute of Technology, Aeronautics
PhD California Institute of Technology, Aeronautics


Research interests

Explosions, high-speed combustion processes, and shock wave physics. In particular, explosive boiling, including steam explosions due to molten metal/water interactions and rapid-phase-transitions following rapid depressurization of a liquid; multiphase combustion of gases, liquids and solids, including detonation propagation in gases and liquids in porous media; combustion synthesis of metal powders; explosive dispersion of inert particles; interaction of a shock wave with a compressible material.

Laboratory facilities

Shock Wave Physics Group (SWPG)