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

Desired discipline(s): Engineering - mechanical
Company: CAE Hardware Engineering
Project Length: 6 months to 1 year
Preferred start date: As soon as possible.
Language requirement: Flexible
Location(s): Montreal, QC, Canada
No. of positions: 1

About the 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

Please describe the 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

Methodology:
To be discussed

Required expertise/skills: 

Applied Instrumentation knowledge; Dynamic behaviour of non-linear compounds; System Dynamics; Mechanical Design. Prefer to collaborate with a university in Montreal. Suitable for Master's-level student.