Characterization of the input load from a Stewart Mechanism through a hyperelastic tuned-mass damper to a primary structure - QC-200

Preferred Disciplines: Mechanical Engineering (Masters)
Project length: 8 months (2 units)
Approx. start date: As soon as possible
Location: Montreal, QC
No. of Positions: 1
Preferences: Montreal region
Company: CAE Inc – Hardware Engineering

About Company:

CAE is a global leader in training for the civil aviation, defence and security, and healthcare markets. Backed by a 70-year record of industry firsts, we continue to help define global training standards with our innovative virtual-to-live training solutions to make flying safer, maintain defence force readiness and enhance patient safety.

Summary of Project:

The force outputs from a simulator’s motion system to the CAE’s primary structures are not well understood. The motion system is installed on a tuned mass damper via a cantilever connection.

The purpose of this project is to develop a compact insertable transducer to capture the force vectors during normal and extreme flight operations. The force vectors need to be captured at the primary structure level, downstream of the motion system attachment and the tuned mass damper. The tuned mass damper will need to be characterized to develop a 3D transfer function from input load to the loading on structures.

Research Objectives/Sub-Objectives:

  • Develop a low profile insertable transducer (high fidelity and low cost)
  • Develop the transfer function of the tuned mass damper


    • To be discussed

    Expertise and Skills Needed:

    • Applied Instrumentation knowledge
    • Dynamic behaviour of non-linear compounds
    • System Dynamics
    • Mechanical Design

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    2. Interested students need to get the approval from their supervisor and send their CV along with a link to their supervisor’s university webpage by applying through the webform or directly to Marie-Laure de Boutray