Design and integration of a robotic loading system for an automated saw grinding machine

The fan assembly is a critical component of a Thrust Cushion Vehicle (TCV) designed by Slipstream Vehicles Ltd. It provides both the lift and thrust for the TCV. However, given the novelty of the patented fan, there is insufficient data to predict the fan performance. This project will focus on development of a new set of numerical fan models for estimation and analysis of the fan performance. Once these models shown to be valid through comparison to field data, they will be used to scale up the fan performance and for optimization studies.

Energy efficient integrated design of flight management systems and autopilots

The amount of emissions to the atmosphere is currently an important environmental concern as policy makers and Heads of State are starting to demonstrate a strong interest in energy efficient transportation, in particular energy efficient aircraft. However, current autopilot technology will often not take into account the energy used to perform a given maneuver which can lead to potentially larger fuel consumption and larger atmospheric emissions than what is strictly necessary. The task of energy optimization is typically left to a flight management system (FMS).

Glass micro-machining by glow discharge electrolysis

Beside silicon, glass is the most important material used in the constantly growing field of micro-devices. Several applications need glass because of its unique properties: chemical resistance, transparency, low electrical and thermal conductivity, and biocompatibility. Some of these devices are: micro-accelerometers, micro-reactors, micro-pumps, and medical devices. The limiting factor for increasing the usage of glass in micro-devices is its limited structuring possibility.

Magical Innovation in 3D

With new broadcast television channels playing stereoscopic content, there is an increasing need for stereoscopic animated shows and commercials.

Strategic safety stock allocation in an assembly supply chain network

The supply chain structure of an engine assembly line consists of several complex flows and processes to satisfy the requirements for on time delivery of these products. The difficulty in managing such systems is due to the fact that more than 1000 parts should be available on time in a synchronized manner to start the assembly procedures and deliver the products on time. Due to the supplier lead time variability, quality inspection related delays and other sources of uncertainty, the adherence to a production plan is almost impossible.

Integrated modeling for systematically examining the performance of the Kennedale constructed wetland for a clean Canadian water environment

Constructed wetland is a critical water infrastructure in major Canadian cities like the city of Edmonton, which treats wastewater including storm water by reducing the suspended solids and the related contaminants before entering into receiving waterbody. The design and evaluating the performance of a constructed wetland requires accurate prediction of flow fields and particle pollutants settling behaviours.

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.

Virtual testing platform for design and optimization of cantilever-type sensors

Using a multiphysics approach, the intern will construct a model for the topological optimization of two distinct classes of cantilever-type sensors: one often encountered in the general industrial application and the other one customized for the specific needs of a biosensor. Altair Hyperworks will be the main software tool to be used for this particular type of optimization and the aforementioned type of sensors will be modeled and their behavior simulated in complex multiphysics conditions.

User Interface Research for Stereoscopic 3D Animation System

Janro Imaging Laboratory (JIL) will work with researchers at Concordia and Emily Carr universities to develop 3D motion-tracking based interface tools for drawing and content creation in spatial drawing applications. As a basis for applied design research, researchers will use an alpha version of the “Optical Wand,” a product currently in development at JIL for use with SANDDE, the animator works in the stereoscopic environment itself and can therefore make changes intuitively and rapidly to the spatial composition of their work in 3D and in real time.