Modeling of combined heat and power generation in Canada

Canada ambitions to achieve a deep decarbonization of its economy by 2050, with a reduction of its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions up to 90% relative to their 2005 levels. Such a transition from the current situation will have important impacts in particular on its energy sector.

Development of a numerical tool for the simulation of rubbing in gas turbines

The proposed research project aims at developing a numerical tool dedicated to the simulation of rubbing in gas turbines. Rubbing events result from the friction of blade tips along the surrounding casing. These events significantly affect turbine blades lifespan and increase operating costs.

Conception d’une méthode pour déterminer la capacité d’un complexe manufacturier d’entretien, de réparation et de remise à niveau, avec application dans un contexte de turbines industrielles

La planification des opérations de maintenance est une tâche compliquée car elle est difficilement prévisible. La détermination des points bloquants dans la production permettra de mieux les éliminer et ainsi de réduire le temps de réparation des turbines. Pour cela, le stagiaire cherchera dans un premier temps à trouver le meilleur logiciel pour faire cette simulation puis il le mettra en place en collectant les informations nécessaires auprès du personnel responsable de la planification et des opérateurs.

Improving radiation oncology treatment planning using dual-energy computed tomography

Dual-energy computed tomography (DECT) is a new technology that was introduced in radiology departments in the last few years. At CHUM, in collaboration with Siemens, we installed a DECT in the radiation oncology department. The global objective of this project is to develop and confirm the various applications of DECT in radiation oncology. Specifically, a first objective is to assess the improved accuracy in radiation dose calculation needed for treatment planning.