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Garrett Melenka

Associate Professor, Graduate Program Director


Mechanical Engineering


Garrett Melenka received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alberta in September 2016. Garrett joined the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at York University in July 2017. Garrett’s research has focused on the design, manufacture, mathematical modeling and experimental analysis of advanced tubular braided composite structures. In addition, Garrett’s experience in composite materials has translated to the experimental analysis and modeling of additive manufactured structures. Garrett specializes in the experimental analysis of composite structures using measurement techniques such as three dimensional digital image correlation (3D DIC) and micro-computed tomography (µCT).

Research Interests

  • Braided Composites
  • Composite Materials
  • Mechanical Testing
  • Optical Strain Measurement
  • Digital Image Correlation (3D DIC)
  • Micro-computed Tomography (µCT)
  • Additive Manufacturing

Selected Publications

  • Melenka, G. W., & Carey, J. P. (2017). Experimental analysis of diamond and regular tubular braided composites using three-dimensional digital image correlation. Journal of Composite Materials, 1–21.
  • Melenka, G. W., & Carey, J. P. (2017). Development of a generalized analytical model for tubular braided-architecture composites. Journal of Composite Materials.
  • Melenka, G. W., Cheung, B. K. O., Schofield, J. S., Dawson, M. R., & Carey, J. P. (2016). Evaluation and prediction of the tensile properties of continuous fiber-reinforced 3D printed structures. Composite Structures, 153, 866–875.
  • Melenka, G. W., Lepp, E., Cheung, B. K., & Carey, J. P. (2015). Micro-computed tomography analysis of tubular braided composites. Composite Structures, 131, 384–396.