|Landscape Design Plan|
Completion Date: November 2017
Purpose: To demonstrate CAD skills for a landscape design assignment using Dynascape.
Description: A base plan was provided for the assignment that had to first be recreated in Dynascape. Then, additional components were added to meet requirements of the client, including hardscaping, softscaping, special features, equipment and furniture. A single CAD file had to be able to show two plans using the available modes, a Planting Plan and a Hardscape Plan.
|User Interface for Cystic Fibrosis PEP Therapy Device|
Completion Date: April 2013
Purpose: To develop an automated user interface for PEP therapy.
Description: Different components were compared using decision matrices to optimize the concept device. A simulation of the device was created. The device includes three coloured LEDs, a buzzer, two two-digit seven-segment displays and four pushbuttons.
Collaborators: Robert Boss, Angela Dang and Brittany McFarlane
|Personal E-Portfolio Website|
Completion Date: January 2013
Purpose: To learn and practice web development using HTML and to showcase relevant engineering skills and projects.
Description: The decision to maintain examples of previous work electronically lent itself to the opportunity to learn a new type of programming and become aquainted with web development techniques. Ideas for content, layout and theme were brainstormed and organized on electronic sticky notes, for ease of modification and rearrangement during the design process.
|Finite Element Analysis (FEA) of a Beam|
Completion Date: November 2012
Purpose: To develop a program using MATLAB for the analysis of a beam with a user-defined number of elements.
Description: The program that was developed took user input for the number of constant strain triangle (CST) elements in a cantilevered beam and the magnitude of the opposing forces being applied at the free end to create a bending moment. Based on this input, plots of the x-direction stress along the top, bottom and neutral-axis were produced, as well as a contour plot.
|Frequency Response Analysis and Filter Development|
Completion Date: October 2012
Purpose: To develop frequency response plots of various filters using MATLAB and observe the effects of the filters when applied to signals.
Description: The program developed in MATLAB produced frequency response plots (of the magnitude and phase) for a variety of filter types, including L-point running average, high-pass, low-pass, band-pass and stop-band FIR filters and first-order, elliptic and band-pass IIR filters. These filters were applied to various audio and sinusoidal signals.
|Statistical Process Control (SPC) Analysis of Liquid Filling Equipment|
Completion Date: August 2012
Purpose: To determine the control level of the bottle filling process at a pharmaceutical manufacturing facility.
Description: Bottles were filled to collect data on the filling levels of various bottle sizes and fill levels. Minitab statistical software was then used to determine if there were differences between the fill level of the bottles from each of the various nozzles on the machine. To evaluate statistical process control (SPC), capability sixpacks were produced and analyzed.
|Effectiveness of Sweat Secretion Stimulation Using Iontophoresis|
Completion Date: August 2011
Purpose: To develop a novel, non-invasive method of sweat secretion stimulation for cystic fibrosis (CF) testing.
Description: Iontophoresis was used as a novel-method of sweat secretion stimulation for cholinergic and β-adrenergic sweating. The test uses drug-soaked gauze pads under electrodes to transfer the drug and stimulate sweating.
Collaborators: Dr. Tanja Gonska and Dr. Peter Durie
|Toy Design Project|
Completion Date: April 2011
Purpose: To design a self-contained, self-powered toy that can be constructed and deconstructed, similar to a ©Kinder Surprise toy.
Description: Worked as part of a team to develop an appealing toy design and effective propulsion system. After finalizing the design, a 3-D CAD model was produced and was printed on a 3-D printer, as well as a marketing campaign.
Collaborators: Jaime Manax, Brittany McFarlane and Calvin Turland
|3-D Computer Modelling of Printer Parts|
Completion Date: February 2011
Purpose: To learn and practice 3-D CAD modelling techniques on real-life objects.
Description: A printer was deconstructed in an exercise in reverse engineering. A sub-assembly of the printer was then measured using various precise measuring tools and recreated in NX software using a variety of modelling techniques. To combine the parts, as assembly model with constraints was developed.