The goal of this project is to explore new technology directions in the design and development of Electrical Vehical (EV) charging stations. Each of the interns will study the feasibility and/or viability of new technologies as to their benefits for consumers, owners of fleets, and electrical power utilities. The first intern will review the existing and emerging technologies for electrical storage and connection technologies.
In the road construction process, a civil engineer commonly uses software to outline the horizontal and vertical road alignment on a topographical map. The software then calculates the amount of earth that needs to be excavated, or filled, at certain points of the alignment as well as pavement costs, land costs and other expenses. Softree, the partner company, provides such software. There is currently no commercial software that offers the user an automated optimization of the alignment based on the total cost.
The Association of Canadian Port Authorities has determined that marine-related infrastructure is essential for Canada, and in particular, Newfoundland and Labrador, to sustain a competitive advantage in the global economy. International trade is expected to triple by 2020, much of it transported by ship. There is a growing need for ports to have correct equipment, technology, and trained personnel to provide a seamless transportation chain, and eliminate congestion and resulting cost increases along the supply chain (Industry Information, 2007).
Experiencing a traumatic event at work has detrimental effects on the individual and the organization he/she works for. In some cases, exposure to a traumatic event leads to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); a debilitating anxiety disorder. In this study, 2 groups of Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) employees will be compared: those receiving the usual care (TAU group) and a group receiving an educational intervention (BPI group). The primary outcome is the proportion of participants seeking treatment.
The project focuses on the relationship between economic development and transportation accessibility in extended metropolitan regions. A GIS-based analysis will examine this relationship for the Pearl River Delta (PRD), which is a large and expanding urban region in southern China. The intern will develop technique to measure how the location and geometry of highway systems affect urban and industrial growth and how accessibility to transportation systems informs the proximity and time/ distance measure of industrial firms.
This project was in partnership with AUTO21. The focus of the research project is to raise awareness and knowledge of the public about the importance of booster seats for children aged 4-9. The specific objective of the internship is to evaluate the impact of Canadian booster seat legislation on motor vehicle occupant fatalities and injuries, especially spinal cord injuries, amongst children aged 4-9.
The internship for each student will be under the supervision of Gilles Bourque PhD, the Combustion Research and Technology Team Leader. Mr Bourque has been working for the past 12 years at RR Canada of which 10 in the Combustion department. The student will be an integral part of his team and as such will also interact with key members of the team on a daily basis.
The present project deals with the mechanical characterization of elastomere materials. An original method is proposed to identify the material parameters. It consists of performing only one mechanical of an automotive component containing an elastomere material, measuring the displacement/strain field using Digital Image Correlation software.
The goal of this project is to decrease the risk of work-related accidents associated with construction and mining vehicles. The reasons for these accidents are partly due to the dimensions of the vehicle, which prohibit the driver from seeing certain areas of the surrounding environment, creating blind spots. These blind spots make it impossible to see people or things in the environment. The intern will be asked to evaluate different cabin designs on a computer and let the organization known which one offered the least amount of blind spots.
This project is in partnership with AUTO21. This proposal is to help perform knowledge and technology transfer activities to implement the proposed techniques for vehicular communications on real systems and demonstrate their capabilities to our industrial partner. The techniques regard first a scalable solution for authentication and authorization of communicating entities in vehicular networks to secure exchanges of information while preserving the privacy of parties; and second an interference management medium access control for safety message transmission in vehicular networks.