CSME 2019 Tours

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Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel Laboratory
The Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel Laboratory is one of the few facilities in the world to study wind effects of model-scale buildings and other structures. Since its inception in 1965, the laboratory has actively involved in research and commercial testing of buildings from across the world including World Trade Centre, Sears Towers, CN Tower, Bank of China Tower, Jakarta Tower, and Confederation Bridge to name a few.
National Research Council (Manufacturing and Automotive Innovation Hub)
National Research Council is Canada's largest federal research and development organization. NRC provides leading edge research, technical and engineering services, and develops innovative technology solutions to help Canadian industry be more competitive. The Manufacturing and Automotive Innovation Hub in London is a new open-space concept laboratory intended to be a collaborative workspace for clients to work alongside NRC researchers.


Additive Design in Surgical Solutions Centre
ADEISS is a new development platform to allow researchers, clinicians and industry to design and fabricate working versions of medical devices, implants, surgical tools and intra-operative guides at a much faster pace, in a much more interactive and adaptive environment.

Advanced Materials for Clean Energy Laboratory
The advanced materials for clean energy lab have focused on the designs, fabrications and characterizations of advanced materials and their applications for energy storage and conversion. The state-of-the-art facilities allow to understand the scientific problems in energy devices (Li-ion batteries, solid-state batteries, and fuel cells), design/engineer the surface/interface at the nanometer scale, and address the key challenges toward large-scale production of energy devices.
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Fraunhofer Project Centre for Composites Research
The Fraunhofer Project Centre for Composites Research is a joint venture between Western University and the Fraunhofer Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT) in Pfinztal, Germany. The FPC develops, tests, validates and characterizes new lightweight materials and advanced manufacturing processes at industrial scale.


Wind Engineering, Energy and Environment Dome
The WindEEE Dome is the world’s first hexagonal wind tunnel. Its large scale structure (25 meters diameter for the inner dome and 40 meters diameter for the outer return dome) allows for wind simulations over extended areas and complex terrain. This unique facility allows for the manipulation of inflow and boundary conditions to reproduce, at large scales and under controlled conditions, the dynamics of real wind systems (including complex systems such as tornados and downbursts).
Canadian Centre for Product Validation
The Canadian Centre for Product Validation is a unique facility equipped with leading-edge validation technologies and equipment for prototyping and testing. It provides five types of services – standard testing, multimodal testing, third party validation, benchmarking, and failure analysis.

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