With the surreal times we are living in the context of Covid-19, wearing face masks has become a global public necessity. While many people are wearing face masks, not all masks are created equal. From very expensive high-tech respirators with multiple layers of filtration, to homemade face masks using less than ideal fabrics, the general public has become aware that covering their faces is a big factor that can reduce contagion. For the general public, effective face masks are difficult to breathe in, and those that let too much air flow are not effective.
Glass Fibre-Reinforced Polymer (GFRP) materials have emerged as a promising material in civil engineering applications due to their superior characteristics such as light weight, high strength, durability, and resistance to corrosion. Thanks to these features, GFRP bars have been used in many civil infrastructure applications. However, there are still opportunities to benefit from this innovative material. Using tilt-up wall panel method in construction of houses, and commercial and industrial buildings is a popular alternative to cast-in-place, precast, or masonry construction methods.
behaviours within a given organization. This will allow to remedy and/or remove the counterproductive, and to enhance and enable positive behaviours, civility and engagement. The platform that will be developed is unique and distinctly not social feedback nor 360-degree feedback. The cloud-based systems that will be developed should detect, measure, map, correct, and sustain the quality of interactions and culture among members of an organization or a work group.
Grocery Response NDG is a grocery ordering and delivery program for seniors 70+ who are confined to their homes during the pandemic. The project is a joint initiative of Concordia University (Ageing + Communication + Technologies – ACT) and New Hope Seniors Centre. The Québec response to the COVID-19 pandemic requires seniors 70 and over to self-isolate Seniors with limited or no social networks and no access to the Internet are especially at risk.
Depuis plusieurs semaines, la COVID-19 bouleverse plusieurs aspects de la société, tels que les liens sociaux ou économiques. Parmi les nombreux secteurs affectés, le domaine de la culture est particulièrement touché au Québec et partout dans le monde. Par exemple, les regroupements tels que les festivals, expositions ou spectacles sont maintenant annulés. Cela pose donc des conséquences économiques importantes pour le secteur.
The design of next-generation cleaner and quieter aircraft will rely on accurate simulations of turbulent flows. These simulations, referred to as Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), are critical in the design of both the external shape of an aircraft, as well as other components such as jet engines and propellers. The industry partner, ANSYS, develops one of the most widely-used CFD solvers - Fluent. The objective of this project will be to develop new time-stepping methods for Fluent specifically for unsteady flow solutions.
Buildings have a high share of energy consumption in Canada. Real-time monitoring and analysis of energy use data can assist in improving the performance of the building and help reduce operating costs, lower utility bills, increase equipment life, improve occupants’ comfort, and increase retention and leasing rates; all while lowering carbon emissions.
The research project proposed here takes a radically new approach to on-vehicle electric power generation, with the potential for developing a scalable, flexible, and conceptually very efficient method without the need for complex mechanical off-take. The new method is called the Free-Piston Direct-Drive Linear Generator, a type of Rankine Cycle expansion engine. Excess thermal energy is used to heat a fluid via a heat exchanger, and the energy in this high-pressure and high-temperature fluid is then converted into work via the free-piston expansion engine.
Coveo provides search and recommendation software for customer support systems in which customers can ask for help by entering a case description and, on the other side, support agents must find the solution. In this context, queries to Coveo are in the form of long texts describing a problem and potential solutions are knowledge articles or help documents.
Support cases resolution retrieval (SCRR), at its very core, requires a mapping of casual English text, possibly with grammatical mistakes, to well-formed formal English documents.
Efficient and accurate visualization technologies can bring greater insight to the field of computational fluid dynamics (CFD), with implications for the design of aircraft with lighter environmental impacts. This project will utilize the open-source PyFR solver co-developed at Concordia University, and the open-source Dash analytic application framework developed by Plotly. The academic partner and their research group will explore the utility of Dash as a tool for 2D and 3D real-time visualization of complex data produced by simulations run with PyFR.