Storing electrical charge has been one of the top demands for human being during his lifespan. Nowadays, energy storage systems are among the most concern around the globe. The ability to provide a special class of electric energy storage devices that can complement or replace batteries and harvesting applications when high power delivery or uptake is required has drawn much more attention. With introducing double layer supercapacitors (DLEC) the demand for more rapid charge/discharge rates as compared with batteries has been increased.
StructureCraft Ltd is a renowned Canadian company for its quality mass timber products and ability to fabricate complex design. The company proposed a new methodology for reinforcing dowel laminated timber panels while the performance is yet to be investigated experimentally. The proposed research here will investigate the performance of this methodology under experimental tests. Both the standard loading and long-term loading conditions will be considered.
Western Canada has vast heavy oil deposits in many thin heavy oil reservoirs with less than 10-m main pay zones. The cold heavy oil production with sand (CHOPS) is the primary production process in the heavy oil reservoirs. However, a typical CHOPS process can recover only 5?15% of the initial oil-in-place. As a secondary heavy oil recovery method, waterflooding has had a limited success in the past.
It is extremely important to preserve privacy of our citizens. One way to do it is to detect private information in the document and to indicate to owner of the documents that the documents contain privacy information. In order to develop machine learning algorithms to detect privacy data in the documents, the algorithms need to be trained with the existing documents that are annotated to point out private information. Access to those documents for training is limited since in many cases they are private as well.
This project will develop and test a geospatial data management system for land surveyors. The system will of a mobile client for data collection and a web service that integrates and stores the data long term. Data processing will use the most accurate geodetic techniques to ensure data quality and optimal data integration strategies will be determined in the course of the project. The Intern will have the opportunity to develop project management and software development skills through hands on experience and will reinforce his knowledge of geodesy and geomatics.
Stirred mill grinding is a complex and energy-intensive process that involves multiple phases. Multi-scale phenomena that drive hydrodynamic and particle breakage processes in the stirred mill are still not fully understood, due to a number of operating and design parameters that affect mill performance, including disk and barrel geometry, agitation rate, grinding media size and fill volume, and slurry properties, which are further limiting our abilities to monitor, model, and predict this complex operation.
The proposed research will examine differences amongst existing and potential alternatives for storing retrievable buoy line/rope on the ocean floor in ropeless fishing systems. Prior research has yet to evaluate respective strengths and weaknesses of alternatives (i.e. spooling, coiling, bagged). The proposed research will test the various methods of rope containment at varying depths and water conditions. It is predicted that loose coiling methods may become tangled and unreleasable in strong underwater currents/tides.
This project is aimed for an accurate and highly convenient methodology to visually investigate the multiphase flow behavior, foamy oil stability and solvent mass transfer in solvent injection processes.
Although rare, industrial facilities can suffer from minor to catastrophic failures, commonly referred to as loss of primary containment (LOPC), which can result in the release of hazardous gases and/or liquids. In order to protect the safety of the public, companies must provide a means of mitigating the potential damage to people and the environment.