3D Finite Element Simulation of Residual Stress Distributions Induced by Rough Milling Processes in Large Steel Blocks

This research project aims to identify the defects in large steel blocks and remove them by providing a practical solution which causes to optimize the machining operations and improve the product quality. The solution will be found using simulations instead of expensive, time-consuming experiments, which are impossible to conduct in large blocks to recognize the defects. This will enable the industry to resolve its problem appropriately by saving time and money.

Prédiction en temps réel du nombre d’occupants d’un bâtiment en vue d’améliorer l’opération des systèmes CVCA

L’objectif du projet et d’améliorer l’efficacité énergétique d’un bâtiment en proposant le contrôle prédictif des équipements CVCA (Chauffage Ventilation et Climatisation de l’air) de ce dernier. Cette amélioration devra être basée sur la prédiction du nombre d’occupants dans un bâtiment. Nous utiliserons les capteurs standards et spécialisés pour estimer et déterminer l’occupation en temps réel du bâtiment afin d’établir un profil. Les équipements de ventilations étant par ailleurs énergivores, on cherche à minimiser les pics de demandes énergétiques au cours de la vie du bâtiment.

Modeling and Validation of the Oil Control Ring Performance for Orbiting Face-Sealing Applications

The Wankel rotary engine has long been seen as a good engine for aeronautical application, but sealing problems is still a challenge that limits its utilisation. Minimizing oil consumption in rotary engine is essential to limit hydrocarbon emissions and minimize overall mass of the engine. Internal oil leaks from the crankcase to the combustion chamber represent about half the oil consumptions in rotary engines and thus represent the low hanging fruit to minimize oil consumptions. This project aims at improving oil sealing of the rotary engine to enable its use in aircraft applications.

Développement d’un modèle mathématique thermo-hydrodynamique transitoire de la trempe thermique pour la production d’aciers de haute dureté

La fabrication de pièces en acier de haute dureté et de hautes propriétés mécaniques pour différentes applications industrielles (pétrochimiques, moule d’injection de plastique, etc.) se fait par différents traitements thermiques. Ces pièces sont fabriquées par différents procédés et subissent une trempe. Les pièces peuvent être de différentes tailles et de formes diverses. Plus la taille est importante, plus le trempage devient complexe.

Développement d’une technologie de réfrigération par réaction chimique endothermique pour le transport de vaccins

Dans le monde, il existe un enjeu majeur qui est de conserver les vaccins pendant le transport dû aux conditions de températures très strictes à respecter. En effet, la majorité des vaccins transportés sont sensibles à la chaleur ainsi qu’au gel et doivent être conservés entre 2 et 8 °C. Le principal moyen de préserver la qualité de ces produits lors du transport reste aujourd’hui les glacières munies de blocs de glace qui gèlent fréquemment les vaccins.

7000XR flight simulator airflow study

This project is addressed to conduct a full detailed airflow analysis on a 7000XR, a level D full flight simulator. Such machine is equipped with advanced electronic systems such as avionics, flight instruments and collimated visual system, where generated heat affects the user thermal comfort during training. The objective of this study is to perform a full analysis of the airflow, so that the optimized airflow is estimated to overcome the above issues.

Software architecture and electro-mechanical development of wireless connected products for pets

Beonebreed is a young and innovative company in Beloeil, QC, Canada, active in the field of pet-related products. Their team of over 20 passionate pet lovers which continuously keeps growing aims to create innovative products with high-quality for pets, focusing on modern design and technical innovation implementation. Their overall objective is to generate a community for passionate pet owners to support them taking good care of their pets.
To meet these objectives, BeOneBreed wants to bring a range of connectivity products for pets to the market.

Development of a double-lumen femoral catheter for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation systems

Patients suffering from acute, severe heart or lung failure can often benefit from a treatment called ExtraCorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO). This therapy uses an external, artificial lung to oxygenate the patient’s blood. It currently requires two large tubes connected to two of the patient’s veins or arteries to extract the patient’s blood and reinject it once it is cleaned and oxygenated. The goal of this project is to design a special tube allowing simultaneous blood extraction and injection in single vein.

Data fusion strategies for reducing the uncertainty of point cloud data

For decades, contact probes on coordinate measuring machine (CMM) have been widely used for data acquisition in coordinate metrology, mainly because of their high accuracy. However, the acquired data is a low-density set of points, because sampling using a contact probe is a slow process. Nowadays, optical 3D scanning technologies such as structured-light scanners or laser scanners are increasingly included in metrology applications for rapidly capturing high-density point clouds enabling holistic measurements of a manufactured part.

Development of Solar Micro-Reactors for Steam Methane Reforming

Hydrogen is often seen as an energy carrier that can support our growing need for greener energy. However, current methods to produce hydrogen are cost prohibitive or generate large volumes of CO2, namely by the combustion of natural gas (NG) to provide heat to the commonly used steam methane reforming (SMR) process. By using established concentrated solar power (CSP) technology to provide heat instead of combustion, it is possible to reduce CO2 emission and NG consumption. A solution developed at Université de Sherbrooke uses micro-reactors to harvest the heating power of the sun for SMR.

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