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- 26Lipsett, Michael (Mechanical Engineering)
- 5Nobes, David (Mechanical Engineering)
- 2Flynn, Peter (Mechanical Engineering)
- 1Cadien, Kenneth (Chemical and Materials Engineering)
- 1Checkel, David (Mechanical Engineering)
- 1Hawkins, Richard (University of Calgary)
- 1Delos Reyes, Ronald
- 1Dwyer, Stephen C
- 1El-Sayed, Suheil
- 1Evans, Marc David
- 1Farahani, Rezsa
- 1Gallardo Bobadilla, Roberto
There is a growing trend of using unmanned aerial vehicles (also known as UAVs, uncrewed aerial vehicles, or drones) to manipulate and interact with their surroundings. The algorithms and tools used are typically unique to the different tasks performed by UAVs; however, the fundamental UAV system...
The objective of this research was to examine the cold temperature limitation of the elastomeric material currently used in railcar airbrake glad-hand gaskets. A test plan to assess gasket material performance was designed based on gasket operating conditions and material properties. Standards,...
A project methodology is proposed that is suitable for small teams working on the design of mechatronic systems. It is an alternative to a waterfall development method, which presents challenges when project uncertainty and risk are high. The method focuses on agility, iteration, feedback and...
Public policy plays a major role in defining societal programs and frameworks, including issues related to environmental protection. Life-Cycle Assessment (LCA) offers a tool to provide comprehensive environmental impact information that can be applied within the public policy development...
Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) and Ultrasonic Leakage Detection (ULD) as a maintenance and condition monitoring technique for freight rail airbrakes in cold weather conditionsDownload
Freight rail airbrakes need improvement in reliability to reduce failures, which can lead to harm to the environment, loss of human life, and a negative impact on the economy. This research focuses on identifying the failures of airbrakes using a Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) framework,...
Steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) has become the most popular in situ method for recovering bitumen in Alberta, but it remains an operationally challenging process. A particular challenge is the maintenance of a liquid pool, or steam trap, around the production well to prevent the influx of...
Theoretical and Experimental Investigation of Hydrocyclone Performance and the Influence of Underflow Pumping EffectDownload
Centrifugal separators have many applications in industry. Comprehensive information based on performance and energy consumption for a detailed comparison between different types of centrifugal separators is essential to allow design optimization and is the focus of this work. Equivalent...
The interaction between operator input, machine and operating surface is highly complex and varied. Time based equipment evaluation metrics are limited in the type of information they can convey. A common alternative to time based evaluation is mechanical modeling, however; these models can be...
Static and dynamic characterization was performed on a prototype piezoresistive silicon MEMS strain sensor. Static tests showed the MEMS sensor’s gauge factor ranged from 10-13, which is higher than a foil gauge’s gauge factor. Power measurements at -20 C, 24 C, and 80 C showed that the average...
Employee Attitudes on Corporate Social Responsibility at the Frontline Level of an Energy Transportation CompanyDownload
Corporate social responsibility (CSR) reflects the commitment businesses voluntarily undertake to integrate ethical behaviors and societal matters within their operating contexts, decision-making processes, strategies and corporate values while simultaneously maximizing economic objectives. As...