Meyer Nahon

Department of Mechanical Engineering


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Macdonald Engineering Building, Rm 452 [Map]
817 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada
Montreal, Quebec
H3A 0C3
514.398.2383 [Office]
514.398.7365 [Fax]


BASc Queen's University, Mechanical Engineering
MASc University of Toronto, Aerospace Engineering
PhD McGill University, Mechanical Engineering


Prior experience

September 1978 - August 1980, Test and Aerodynamics Engineer, Pratt & Whitney Canada

September 1983 - December 1986, Research Engineer, Aerospace Studies, University of Toronto

January 1991 - June 1995, Assistant professor, Mechanical Engineering, University of Victoria

July 1995 - June 2001, Associate professor, Mechanical Engineering, University of Victoria

January - June 1997, Visiting professor, Delft University of Technology, Delft, the Netherlands

July - December 1997, Visiting Associate Professor, Technion, Haifa, Israel

Research interests

Fundamental: Dynamics and control of mechanical systems. Motion measurement. Cable dynamics. Vehicle dynamics.

Aeronautical: Dynamics and control of tethered aerostats, towed instruments, autonomous vehicles, aircraft. Motion measurement using accelerometers, rate gyros, GPS.

Underwater: Dynamics and control of ROVs, AUVs, towed vehicles.

Robotics: Kinematics, dynamics, control of parallel mechanisms, with emphasis on flight simulator platforms. Contact force determination in the simulation of multibody systems.