Mechanical and Materials EngineeringWestern Engineering

Projects

Graduate Level

Doctor of Engineering Science (Ph.D.) Theses

  1. Tentative title: "Postprocessing of Continuous-Discontinuous Long Fiber Reinforced Polymer Structures"
  2. Tentative title: "Haptic-Augmented Virtual Simulation of Glenoid Reaming"
  3. Tentative title: "Thermodynamic Modelling and Experimental Verification of the Formation of a Pool of Molten Material by Laser-Material Interactions"
  4. Title: "Computational Techniques to Predict Orthopaedic Implant Alignment and Fit in Bone"
  5. Title: "Applicability of a Picosecond Laser for Micro-Polishing of Metallic Surfaces"

Master of Engineering Science (M.E.Sc.) Theses

  1. Tentative title: "Development of OpenCL-Based Routines for Realtime Glenoid Reaming"
  2. Tentative title: "Experimental Measurement of the Cutting Forces Generated During Glenoid Reaming Procedures"
  3. Tentative title: "Development of Techniques for the Assessment of Class A Surface Finish of Composite Materials"
  4. Tentative title: "The Effect of Backing Material Profile on Continuous Carbon Fiber Severing"
  5. Title: "Ultraprecise Single Point Inverted Cutting of Right Triangular Prismatic Retroreflectors: Process Enhancements and Cutting Mechanics"
  6. Title: "Surface Topography Formation and Thermographic Analysis in Laser Polishing of H13 Tool Steel"
  7. Title: "WebGL-Based Simulation of Bone Removal in Surgical Orthopaedic Procedures"
  8. Title: "Ultraprecise Single Point Inverted Cutting Strategies for Multi-axis Fabrication of Right Triangular Prismatic Retroreflectors"
  9. Title: "Parametric Design, Modeling and Optical Evaluation of Novel Retroreflective Prismatic Elements"
  10. Title: "Experimental Analysis of Parameters Influencing the Bone Burring Process"
  11. Title: "The Effect of Cutting Blade Geometry and Material on Carbon Fiber Severing as Used in High-Volume Production of Composites"
  12. Title: "The Effect of Backing Material on Carbon Fibre Severing for High-Volume Production of Composites"
  13. Title: "Numerical Investigation of the Interdependence Between Humeral Implant Position and Bone Removal Amount for Total Elbow Arthroplasty Simulation"
  14. Title: "5D Interpolated Compensation of Geometry-Based Errors in Five-Axis Surface Machining"
  15. Title: "Experimental Analysis of the Effect of Porosity and Primary Process Parameters on the Cutting Forces during Micromilling of Titanium Foams"

MME 9500: Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) Projects

  1. Tentative Title: "Development of NX CAM-Assisted Three-Axis Machining Strategies on Tormach PCNC 1100 Series II Mill"
  2. Title: "Development of NX CAM-Assisted Three-Axis Machining Strategies on Tormach PCNC 1100 Series II Mill"
  3. Title: "Development of a CAD-Based Kinematic Model for an Ultraprecise Five-Axis Rotary Table CNC Machine"
  4. Title: "Edgecam-Assisted Programming of Four-Axis Tool Paths on Fadal VMC 4020"
  5. Title: "Edgecam-Assisted Programming of Four-Axis Tool Paths on Tormach PCNC 1100 Series II Mill"
  6. Title: "Development of Custom Edgecam Postprocessor for Four-Axis Machining Operations Performed on Fadal VMC 4020"
  7. Title: "Development of Custom Edgecam Postprocessor for Four-Axis Machining Operations Performed on Tormach PCNC 1100 Series II Mill"
  8. Title: "Development of Custom Edgecam Postprocessor for Three-Axis Machining Operations Performed on Fadal VMC 4020"

Undergraduate Level

MME 4401/4410: Mechanical Engineering Research Theses

  1. Title: "Laser Polishing of Surfaces Obtained Through Laser Additive Manufacturing"
  2. Title: "Experimental Investigation of the Dependence between Cutting Temperature and Bone Burring Process Parameters"
  3. Title: "Image-Based Reconstruction of Tool Holder Profiles for Automatic CAM Software Import"

MME 4419/4499: Mechanical Engineering Design Projects

  1. Title: ASHRAE Student Competition: "HVAC System for a New Two-Storey Municipal Government Building in Beijing, China"
  2. Title: "SunStang Composite Monocoque Chassis"
  3. Title: "Pump Facility for Laboratory Testing"
  4. Title: ASHRAE Student Competition: "HVAC System for a New Two-Storey Municipal Government Building in Beijing, China"
  5. Title: ASHRAE Student Competition: "Three Story Junior College in Doha, Qatar"
  6. Title: "Roller Coaster Restraint System for Amputees"
  7. Title: "Free Cooling for Brewery Cellars"
  8. Title: "Device for Rapid and Accurate Assessment of Multiple Postural Parameters"
  9. Title: "FSAE Ergonomic Design"
  10. Title: "Development of Spindle/Laser Head Attachments for a Custom-Built Eight-Axis Micromilling Machine"
  11. Title: "Hub Assembly for Formula SAE Race Car"
  12. Title: "Formula SAE Chassis Design"

Research Assistance

Summer Research Assistance

  1. Title: "Implementation of Realistic Surface Textures During Glenoid Reaming" 
  2. Title: "Benchmarking of Open-Source Algorithms on Marching Cubes and Boolean Mesh Intersection"

Undergraduate Student Research Projects

  1. Title: "Experimental Measurement of Cutting Forces Generated During Single Point Inverted Cutting"
  2. Title: "Automated Vision-Based Tool Holder Calibration for Collision-Free Milling"
  3. Title: "Determination of Optimized Radial Head Insertion Trajectory"

Industry-Oriented Collaborative Research Projects

  1. Title: "Optical Performance and Manufacturing Feasibility of a Novel Retroreflective Geometry" (in collaboration with Active Industrial Solutions Inc.)
  2. Title: "Development of Carbon Fiber Cutting Technology" (in collaboration with Dieffenbacher North America Inc.)
  3. Title: "Automated Vision-Based Tool Holder Calibration for Collision-Free Milling" (in collaboration with Lamko Tool and Mold Inc.)
  4. Title: "Optimization and Manufacturability Analysis of a Catheter Delivery System for Piezo-Resistive Pressure Sensor" (in collaboration with Scisense Inc.)

Laboratory Projects

  1. Title: "Development of NX CAM-Assisted Three-Axis Machining Strategies on Tormach PCNC 1100 Series II Mill"
  2. Title: "Development of Tool and Tool Holder Library in Edgecam"