Canadian Vinyls Inc., based in Kelowna BC since 1994, has grown to become Canada’s largest distributor for vinyl skirting. CV represents an example of robust, local small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) in the region, poised for expansion. The company through MITCAS support and interaction with the university team desires to bring on R&D capability to take advantage of perceived opportunities in creating an improved product and bringing more manufacturing opportunities locally. Specifically, the objective of this research project is to primarily perform a design optimisation of a novel residential skirting system, along with the associated manufacturing process, using composite materials for improved mechanical durability, aesthetics and thermal insulation performance. Thermo-mechanical modeling of prototype samples of housing skirting will be performed based on mechanics of composites and material selection techniques, and eventually a best-practice will be provided to construct a capability by the industrial partner to manufacture a new âRapid Wallâ product.
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