Assessing Alternative Options and Refinement of Biomass Combustion Systems for Energy Cost Reduction in Greenhouse Industries


AMCO requires improvements to the alternate energy systems that cannot be supported by operating profits alone. This project is essential to ensure the company remains viable and that the company does not shut down the Biomass Plant and absorb such debt in its current operations. The project will increase the amount of green energy production thereby reducing the consumption of fossil fuels and proactively reducing CO2 disbursed into the atmosphere.

Design of a Collapsible Intermodal Shipping Container


By the end of the internship, the students should be able to provide Lancaster Sheet metal (sponsor company) with a valid design for a collapsible intermodal container in order to minimize their shipping costs. As understood from Lancaster Sheet Metal, the company ships its products in intermodal containers, and then the containers are sent back empty. Hence, if 2 or 3 containers can be collapses and sent back with cost of one, it will help Lancaster Sheet Metal reduce shipping costs and achieve higher profits.

Optimal control of a heat exchange process using a perturbation signal

Based on the recent summit in Copenhagen, it is obvious that all nations are taking climate change seriously. One of the areas that countries are focusing on is reducing their greenhouse gas emissions by reducing their overall energy consumption. Industrial Countries are encouraging consumers to buy appliances that are deemed energy efficient using an Energy Star rating.

Invstigation of High Temperature Tribological Behavior and Wear Mechanism of Stellite Alloys

Many industrial processes require materials that combine high strength at elevated temperatures with good corrosion and wear resistance. Superalloys are the only materials which can serve in such conditions, because of their outstanding high-temperature properties and excellent corrosion and wear resistance. However, due to limitation of testing facilities and difficulty of experimental operations, the data of these properties at elevated temperatures for these alloys are very limited, which has limited the application of these high temperature materials.

Electric Vehicle Components Modeling

Vehicle electrification poses considerable challenges on chassis architecture, design of vehicle control and power management systems. Moreover, it tends to induce variations in the sprung and unsprung masses and load distributions. A combination of these has a significant impact on vehicle system dynamics and stability. Thus, development of next-generation electric vehicles