Improving the capability, precision, and durability of the Ignition Quality Tester (IQT) in the renewable diesels Cetane number range

This proposal aims to improve the capability, precision, and durability of the Ignition Quality Tester (IQT™). This project includes an experimental investigation of the following areas; Testing of new primary reference fuels, PRFs, and Check fuels, CFs to expand the range of ASTM D6890-11a standard from (33 to 65 DCN) to (15‐100 DCN); Investigate experimentally the impact of the oxygen concentration in the charge air on the response of a fuel sample in the IQT™ system.

Presence and Skill Acquisition through Virtual Environments

This Mitacs Internship with Virtual Marine Technology in partnership with Chalmers University and Memorial University will focus on improving the safety of crew who work at marine and offshore environments. The intern will work with researchers at Chalmers University to identify safety and risks concerns relating to operations in marine vessels (Le. preliminary engine room design or evacuation training) and will work with Virtual Marine Technology to define the technical requirements for using virtual environment training to address these concerns.

An assessment tool for evaluation of operational and safety performance of intermodal transit terminals

The proposed project seeks to develop a transit terminal assessment tool that can be used to provide safer and more efficient service to passengers. The objective is to provide the industrial partner with a specifically designed and calibrated analysis tool that can be used estimate the impact of passenger movements around the terminal platforms on the frequency of subway/bus arrivals/departures at terminals. The partner organization is a consultant with long-time expertise in public transportation analysis area.

Multi-objective Topology Optimization of an Automotive Cradle

A cradle is a separate structure from automotive chassis, which is used to support the powertrain and suspension system. With the application of cradle structure, the noise and vibration transmitted to passengers will be reduced and the stiffness of attachments will be increased. In other words, the riding comfort and the product reliability are improved. The research project is to design and optimize an automotive cradle considering five dominant performance requirements: local static stiffness, crashworthiness, NVH, durability and weight.