Marc LaViolette

Marc LaViolette
Marc LaViolette
B.Sc.A., Ph.D., Professor
(613) 541-6000 ext 6373
(613) 542-8612
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

College Address

Royal Military College of Canada
PO Box 17000, Station Forces
Kingston, Ontario, CANADA
K7K 7B4

Brief History

Dr. LaViolette attended CMR in St-Jean before transferring to RMC in Kingston from 1981 to 1985. Dr. LaViolette graduated with his undergraduate degree from Laval University where he also completed his doctorate. Dr. LaViolette had the privilege of working for Jack Odgers, one of the first gas turbine combustion chamber designers from Lucas Aerospace who became a professor at Laval in the 1970's. While completing his doctorate work on different combustion chamber designs for industry, Dr. LaViolette also worked on what was then called alternative and now called bio-fuels for both the spark ignition engine and the gas turbine. Dr. LaViolette also developed a vast understanding of many different instruments ranging from optical to chemical analysis.

Specializations and Research Interests (Keywords)

  • Combustion
  • Tomography
  • Pyrometry
  • Spark Ignition Engine
  • Diesel Engine
  • Gas Turbine

Flow of air around an aircraft

Flow around a rotating aircraft shaped body in a transonic tunnel using Schlieren photography. Tomography can then be used to recreate the 3-D flow field.


The dark silhouette of a rotating aircraft body.

Schlieren photography provides the ability to see lines of air flow around the aircraft shape

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Current and Recent Teaching Duties

Course Number Course Name
GMF351 Thermodynamique
GAF451 Moteur à combustion
ME555 Combustion Processes

Laboratories used for Research and Teaching

Society Memberships

  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
  • Combustion Institute (Canadian Section)

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