Characterization study of the pressure drop throughout lifetime of the Ruby-Fill generators

The objective of this study will be to characterize the generator column line resistance, at different flow rates, throughout the generator lifecycle.

IMU-based motor variability metrics in para-swimming

Recent advances in wearable technology have allowed for a developed understanding of how swimmers move, by collecting acceleration data of the swimmers. Current advances can provide information on how each side of the body responds differently to fatigue and can automatically detect which type of stroke is being completed. However, how swimmers accelerate up and down in the water, and how their body rotates has not been explored in detail for para-swimmers.

Data mining from computer-aided design files

Currently, the service provided by Axya links manufacturers and buyers of manufactured goods. In order to find aperfect match between a manufacturer and a buyer, the computer-aided design (CAD) files they share need to beanalyzed. However, manual analysis of large amounts of CAD files is too time-consuming while requiring highengineering expertise. Based on this, it is proposed 1) to investigate ways of automating the analysis of CAD fileswith data mining; 2) to retrieve and analyze crucial features from CAD files; and 3) to identify future venues forCAD data mining system development.

Optimisation of a mold cooling capability and its fabrication by additive manufacturing

Productique has a production application utilizing a die and mold heat exchanger to cool the fabricated parts. By optimizing the cooling channels in the heat exchanger, the cycle time between successive parts will be reduced. The optimization will be composed of a combination of numerical modelling and experimental results. The data gathered from the experiments will be used to validate the numerical model and insure that it is an accurate reflection of reality.

Leveraging a Geometallurgical Ontology toward Artificial-Intelligence-Driven Orebody Block Modelling for Early-Phase Mine Development

Mining projects are capital-intense endeavors that require careful planning and analysis. Understanding the expected processing challenges of a mineral deposit can save millions of dollars throughout the life of a mine. This project aims to build a framework for representing knowledge about the processing characteristics of a mine so that it can be compared to a database of other mines around the world. Knowing that a mine in development has similar features to an existing mine allows engineers to learn from the success and failure of other projects and head off problems in advance.

Characterization, Modelling and AI-Monitoring of Additive-Subtractive Manufacturing of Biomedical and Aerospace Components

Additive manufacturing (AM) has gained significant interest of aerospace and biomedical industries to produce light weight components with complex geometries. Laser powder bed fusion (LPBF) technology is an AM, process which can improve the productivity and the material efficiency of low volume-high variety manufacturing.

Wireless subsurface soil sensor network

The project will test new data transmitting technology as equipment for measuring such soil physical characteristics as temperature, humidity and CO2. Data transmitted both wirelessly (through the air) and below the soil surface at different depths will be determined. Apart from this, it is expected that measurements from soil freezing and thawing cycles will be recorded and analyzed to learn about the effects of these cycles in other soil processes.

Development of novel minimalist design of firearm lock

Existing firearm locks are outdated and need improvement in their ergonomics, safety, and design. A new design to minimize the size of the lock as well as facilitate more intelligent unlocking actions are urgently needed and increase the safety during the storage and transportation of firearms. This research aims to design and develop a new locking system that is minimalistic in design and easy to use. In this research, a new locking system is designed by applying a newly developed design methodology called Domain Integrated Design (DID).

A Novel Bone Anabolic Treatment for critical size defects in rats

Often fractures don’t heal properly or large defects must be repaired in the bone due to accidents or disease. The drugs and treatments that are currently used to repair fractures are only partially effective. Mesentech Inc has developed a new drug that has shown a strong effect on bone formation in rats. In this project, we will test the effect of this drug in a rat model of normal healing and challenging healing. We will assess the effect of this drug, to accelerate normal healing and enhance challenging healing. We expect that the new drug will make the bones heal faster and better.

Aeration of hydraulic turbines for increased dissolved oxygen

In warm climates warm temperatures cause thermal stratification in hydropower reservoirs inhibiting mixing and leading to deoxygenation of waters at depth (hypolimnium). Turbines withdrawing water at depth result in low dissolved oxygen (DO) in the downstream flow having a large negative impact on the downstream riverine ecosystem. Legislation in the USA and elsewhere now requires hydropower operators to guarantee meeting minimum DO limits in downstream flows.

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