Design of a test rig to define and map real-time performance of a novel heat exchanger (DE HX) - ON-215

Preferred Disciplines: Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Manufacturing (College, Master’s or PhD)
Company: Anonymous
Project Length: 4-6 months
Desired start date: As soon as possible
Location: Toronto, ON
No. of Positions: 1
Preferences: Toronto-based students

About the Company: 

The company is an industry leader and innovator in the design of pumps, HVAC systems, integrated systems and energy management systems, primarily for commercial/institutional, high rise residential and climate-controlled industrial buildings. Its systems are internationally recognised for design efficiency, long service life, and operating economy. This manufacturer has been in operation since 1935 and employs over 1000 employees based in eight manufacturing plants on four continents.

Project Description:

Modelling and design of a test rig capable of testing and mapping smart heat transfer cells. By mapping the heat exchangers performance in advance, the company will be able to assess the equipment performance in real-time during its operating life. 

Research Objectives:

Develop a test rig capable of performance-mapping different processes, while meeting AHRI requirements for testing heat exchangers, according to the AHR 400 standard


To be discussed with the reseacher, but in essence should include:

  • Utilizing computational fluid dynamics (CFD)  analysis to design the test rig;
  • Developing a model that provides information on the parameters that must be accommodated by the test rig and providing the test rig specification.

Expertise and Skills Needed:

  • Mechanical Engineering or Chemical Engineering degree specializing in Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer and/or System Design (e.g. previous experience designing a test rig).
  • Manufacturing experience is an advantage.

For more info or to apply to this applied research position, please

  1. Check your eligibility and find more information about open projects
  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 Ivette Vera-Perez.