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A97 Electrostatic Precipitator (Esp) Waste Elimination, Brian Acosta, Alyssa Young, Austin Straw Apr 2020

A97 Electrostatic Precipitator (Esp) Waste Elimination, Brian Acosta, Alyssa Young, Austin Straw

Scholar Week 2016 - present

This project focuses on the development of a waste elimination system. the Kankakee BASF site produces a waste known as acid ester waste through their air pollution system in area 97; this waste is highly corrosive and is causing damage to their process sewer. A waste elimination system had to be developed in order to remove the acid ester was from the process sewer without compromising the operation of the BASF Kankakee site.



Olivet Robotics, Caroline Orndorff, Allann Davidson, Jared Haworth, Nicholas Mills Apr 2020

Olivet Robotics, Caroline Orndorff, Allann Davidson, Jared Haworth, Nicholas Mills

Scholar Week 2016 - present

The VEX Robotics Competition is a challenging event series for elementary to university students. Each year, VEX creates thought provoking games with goals that must be accomplished via robotics. The question ONU Robotics Team must answer is “how can one create the most effective strategies in order to win?” during the 2019-2020 Tower Takeover Game. The ONU Robotics Senior Design Team (ORSeT) will work to answer this question with principles from Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Computer Science. ORSeT will use this opportunity to not only create a winning robot, but also to challenge team members’ creative abilities and engineering ...


Nucor Steel Storage Rack Design, Mac Hanson, Hannah Cataldo, Jason Ziganto, Robert Wozek Apr 2020

Nucor Steel Storage Rack Design, Mac Hanson, Hannah Cataldo, Jason Ziganto, Robert Wozek

Scholar Week 2016 - present

The goal of this design project was to build effective steel storage racks for Nucor Steel Kankakee. The important criteria that the design team needed to meet was that the rack was adjustable, could fit all of the manufactured products that Nucor makes, and could fit various lengths of product. Nucor needs a new rack system because their current process makes the shipping process very inefficient.


Fish Farming Aerator, Kylie Johnson, Therese Rosalez, Jordan Hendricker, Ryan Froidcoeur Apr 2020

Fish Farming Aerator, Kylie Johnson, Therese Rosalez, Jordan Hendricker, Ryan Froidcoeur

Scholar Week 2016 - present

Designing, building and installing a functional and efficient aerator prototype suitable for small pond intensive aquaculture use in El Faro, Guatemala. The project’s purpose is to provide a solution for farming tilapia. A successful project outcome will help impoverished families to raise tilapia for food and income The team will install the aeration system on-site in El Faro, Guatemala.


Sae Baja Drivetrain, Troy Von Gillern, Kaitlyn Elmer, Nathan Tabor Apr 2020

Sae Baja Drivetrain, Troy Von Gillern, Kaitlyn Elmer, Nathan Tabor

Scholar Week 2016 - present

A project to optimize the drivetrain on the ONU SAE Baja Team vehicle.


Basic Utilities Vehicle (Buv) Milk Transportation, Brian D. Reynolds, Sean Patrick Bayless Galligar, Emmitt Hanner, Joshua T. Pitts Apr 2020

Basic Utilities Vehicle (Buv) Milk Transportation, Brian D. Reynolds, Sean Patrick Bayless Galligar, Emmitt Hanner, Joshua T. Pitts

Scholar Week 2016 - present

In developing countries, a need exists for the transportation of raw foods to communities without spoilage. Traditional methods of transporting goods don’t meet the needs of the consumer, and often times food is wasted due to the harsh climate and time constraints. Food often becomes salvage under the heat, causing a hurt to the profitability of vendors and family needs for fresh produce. In particular milk transportation has become difficult, due to the lack of cold storage in standard transit. As a response to the need for affordable raw food transport, our sponsor Basic Utilities Vehicle (BUV) has tasked ...


Angle-Iron Feed Measuring Device, Jason Robertson, Alex Welling, Jacob Burns Apr 2020

Angle-Iron Feed Measuring Device, Jason Robertson, Alex Welling, Jacob Burns

Scholar Week 2016 - present

Steel and iron are the building blocks with which we construct our world. From buildings to machines to transportation the use of these materials can be found in all aspects of life. In their crude form they do not have much use, so manufacturers standardize various shapes and sizes to create usable resources. These include bars, rods, beams, sheet, and angle iron. The team made up of three engineering students Jake Burns, Jason Robertson, and Alex Welling is working with a company called Peddinghaus. Peddinghaus produces equipment and machines to process steel and iron in their standard forms, such as ...


Itw Deltar Model Factory, Bri Hollowell, Tyler Rogers, Jake Klingelsmith Apr 2020

Itw Deltar Model Factory, Bri Hollowell, Tyler Rogers, Jake Klingelsmith

Scholar Week 2016 - present

The project given to the design team was a request from ITW Deltar to improve their packaging system for some production machines in cell C. The primary goal of the project is to optimize the safety and workflow of the packaging systems in cell C. The safety of the packaging system will be determined using the REBA risk assessment number. The workflow improvement is determined through analysis of the packaging time and the walking distances of the workers.

The design team identified the functional requirements and design constraints that need to be met. These functional requirements include the packaging system ...


Olivet Nazarene University Telescope Vibration, Jake Butterfield, Kamil Michorczyk, Nathan Eckerle Apr 2020

Olivet Nazarene University Telescope Vibration, Jake Butterfield, Kamil Michorczyk, Nathan Eckerle

Scholar Week 2016 - present

Our project entails the use of vibration analysis to come up with a solution to the vibrational issues the ONU Telescope on top of Reed Hall of Science is currently experiencing. In its current state, the telescope produces images that are shaky and unclear; thus, rendering it useless for its intended research purposes. This shaky image is a result of excessive vibrations on and around the telescope. Within this project we diagnosed the source of the vibrations, brainstormed different design possibilities, chose the best one that is most feasible and meets the client’s needs, and proposed a detailed final ...


Reverse Osmosis; Addressing Freshwater Shortage With Sustainable Desalination, Jessica Savage Jan 2020

Reverse Osmosis; Addressing Freshwater Shortage With Sustainable Desalination, Jessica Savage

Sustainability Conference

Water security is an imperative part of high-functioning societies. Currently, large populations of the globe live in water-impoverished or water-stressed areas. With climate change and growing global populations, projections show more people being impacted by issues of water shortage.

One solution to water security is the implementation of desalination, specifically with reverse osmosis systems. This presentation walks through the history, capabilities, future work, and explanations on how reverse osmosis systems work. With continued research on improving desalination, communities in both developed and developing nations around the world can work towards total water security.


Adaptable Clean Energy Laboratory, Joao Marcelo Rocha Belmonte, Marc D. Compere Jan 2020

Adaptable Clean Energy Laboratory, Joao Marcelo Rocha Belmonte, Marc D. Compere

Sustainability Conference

The Adaptable Clean Energy (ACE) Lab is a real-world, long term, test platform that will guide the courses of the Energy Systems track. The lab will provide realistic electrical and HVAC loads that mimic a solar powered office. The lab is a 20’ high cube shipping container modified with a door, windows, lights computers, air conditioner and appliances. The lab is Net-Zero and powered entirely from the sun. Two insulation test sections expose the exterior walls for research access to real external heat loads in a real building


Solar District Cup Competition, Qi Jiang, Kristen A. Holman, Benjamin F. Aulenbab, Adi Alharbi, Chenge Liu Jan 2020

Solar District Cup Competition, Qi Jiang, Kristen A. Holman, Benjamin F. Aulenbab, Adi Alharbi, Chenge Liu

Sustainability Conference

The Solar District Cup is a two-semester design competition sponsored by the U.S. Dept. of Energy in which teams from across the nation compete to design the most efficient and cost effective solar plus storage system for a unique district case. The Embry Riddle team was tasked with designing such a system for New Mexico State University in Las Cruses, NM.


Residential Thermal Storage And Cooling, Joao Marcelo Rocha Belmonte, Jacob Anderson, Andrew Clarke, Daphne Forester, Bianca Hardtke, Josh Hartman, Marc D. Compere Jan 2020

Residential Thermal Storage And Cooling, Joao Marcelo Rocha Belmonte, Jacob Anderson, Andrew Clarke, Daphne Forester, Bianca Hardtke, Josh Hartman, Marc D. Compere

Sustainability Conference

No abstract provided.


Solar Powered Parking Lot Lights, Jordyn Taylor Jan 2020

Solar Powered Parking Lot Lights, Jordyn Taylor

Sustainability Conference

Solar energy is a renewable resource growing exponentially around the country over the past few decades. Solar energy works through the use of photo-voltaic cells, which work to convert energy from sunlight into electricity. This is done within solar panels, which are then connected to batteries for energy storage to use as needed. As production has increased over past decades, the cost for solar panel hardware and installment has thus fallen to meet consumer need. While most common implementations include solar panels attached to one’s home or solar panel ‘fields’ for charging entire towns, there has been a steady ...


#30 - Human-Machine Interactions Using A Flex-Sensor And 3d Printed Robot Arm, Davis Le Nov 2019

#30 - Human-Machine Interactions Using A Flex-Sensor And 3d Printed Robot Arm, Davis Le

Georgia Undergraduate Research Conference (GURC)

Title: Human-Machine Interactions Using a Flex-Sensor And 3D Printed Robot Arm

Abstract

We developed a flex-sensor based glove system that can be used to tele-operate a 3D printed humanoid arm (Langevin, 2014). The glove and arm are interconnected through an Arduino based microcontroller which has been programmed to collect sensor data from the glove and to control individual fingers of the 3D printed arm. We present our initial study in understanding the reliability and feasibility of human interfacing with the electro-mechanical arm. Using this system, we plan to understand and quantify biomimetic finger movement. The flex-sensor data captured by the ...


#31 - Muscle Fatigue And Recuperation With Inclusion Of Vibration Plate, Cody Scarborough Nov 2019

#31 - Muscle Fatigue And Recuperation With Inclusion Of Vibration Plate, Cody Scarborough

Georgia Undergraduate Research Conference (GURC)

Surface Electromyography, or sEMG, measures the electrical activity of muscles. These measurements can be used to show the difference between muscles at rest and during activity. Active muscles do not have to be in motion but can be flexed as when pulling on an immovable object. Over time, as the muscles are flexed and active, they will begin to fatigue. This fatigue can be directly measured with the sEMG sensors. If the immovable object was a handle attached to a force plate, then the force of this pulling could be measured also.

Our proposal is to measure the correlation of ...


Design And Kinematic Analysis Of A Semi-Compliant Swashplate Mechanism, Niko Giannakakos Nov 2019

Design And Kinematic Analysis Of A Semi-Compliant Swashplate Mechanism, Niko Giannakakos

Georgia Undergraduate Research Conference (GURC)

Compliant mechanisms generate motion through the deformation or deflection of its flexible members rather than the revolute joints utilized in traditional rigid link mechanisms. If a compliant mechanism is designed as a single piece without the need of joints to create relative motion, then it is a monolithic system. If at least one part of the mechanism is flexible and assembled with rigid parts and joints, then it is a partially compliant mechanism. The superiorities of compliant mechanisms over rigid mechanisms are the reduced number of parts required to build the system, simple design, no backlash, no lubrication, less friction ...


Fundamental Design Of Submarine Communication Buoy With Oceanic Condition Considerations, Alex Resnick, Katherine Mitchell, Hannah M. Maier, Muhammad Salman Nov 2019

Fundamental Design Of Submarine Communication Buoy With Oceanic Condition Considerations, Alex Resnick, Katherine Mitchell, Hannah M. Maier, Muhammad Salman

Georgia Undergraduate Research Conference (GURC)

Communication with active United States Navy submarines is often difficult while the submarines are in active operation. Submarines must float close to the surface of the ocean, at a depth of less than thirty meters, to engage in heavy communication with command operations. When a submarine is on a mission; however, the submarine will operate at depths of one-hundred meters or greater, and significant communication is limited. A solution to this communication limitation includes the use of very-low or extremely-low frequency transmissions. Transfer of information is at a rate of 8 bytes/second, so only basic encrypted text can be ...


#49 - Optimization Redesign Of Cargo Ship Hopper, Carson Wiles, Rafael Escamilla, Max James Ryan, Juan Bautista Nov 2019

#49 - Optimization Redesign Of Cargo Ship Hopper, Carson Wiles, Rafael Escamilla, Max James Ryan, Juan Bautista

Georgia Undergraduate Research Conference (GURC)

There are current designs of hoppers that are sitting on the port where cargo ships enter. The ships have large crane buckets that move material from the ship to dump trucks by means of funnel. The top portion of this funnel is a hopper that calls for a redesign. Some main dilemmas with the hopper are that it is easily damaged by the crane bucket, gives off a lot of dust debris, and is difficult to mobilize. Our project redesign looks to add a stronger support hopper that is resistant to damage and a dust ventilation system that reduces dust ...


Design Of A Monolithic Compliant Swimming Robot, Joshua Hooper, Andy Houghton Nov 2019

Design Of A Monolithic Compliant Swimming Robot, Joshua Hooper, Andy Houghton

Georgia Undergraduate Research Conference (GURC)

Compliant mechanisms use the flexibility of their members to transfer an input displacement, force or torque to another point on the mechanism through the large deformation of its flexible links or joints. Fewer number of links, no friction, no backlash and simple design are the most important features that make them an ideal candidate when light weight, low cost and high performance are desired. The only challenge while designing a compliant mechanism is deriving the equations of motion as flexible links or flexure hinges go under large deformation.

We designed a monolithic compliant swimming robot consists of a dc motor ...


Automated Portable Bandsaw, Josh Redmond, Pt Ketchem, Jonathan Lybrand, Aaron Mcclellan Nov 2019

Automated Portable Bandsaw, Josh Redmond, Pt Ketchem, Jonathan Lybrand, Aaron Mcclellan

Georgia Undergraduate Research Conference (GURC)

This report proposal and progress report will cover the design of an automated mounting station for a portable bandsaw for the Mechanical Engineering Senior Design course at the Marietta campus of Kennesaw State University. The idea behind this mounting station is for it to provide a more cost-effective alternative to other automated cross-cutting systems, while also providing more accurate and precise cuts into different metals and minimizing operator error and material waste. The purpose of this proposal is to add the mobility of having a portable bandsaw with the precise cutting of a mounted bandsaw, but while minimizing the cost ...


Machine Learning For Designing Stretchable Carbon Nanostructures, Helena Hepler, James Clarkston Nov 2019

Machine Learning For Designing Stretchable Carbon Nanostructures, Helena Hepler, James Clarkston

Georgia Undergraduate Research Conference (GURC)

In this research study, we employ machine learning algorithms to perform molecular dynamics simulations for graphene-like 3D carbon nanostructures. Custom MATLAB programs and Large-scale Atomic/Molecular Massively Parallel Simulator (LAMMPS) are used to conduct the simulations in this report. The results obtained in this research will accelerate the development of more advanced nanomaterials such as 3D carbon nanostructures by improving the accuracy of the simulations of their material properties.


On Software Development For Generating The Profile Of The Cut For Tube Notching, Austin Marak, Eric Nzuki, Simin Nasseri Nov 2019

On Software Development For Generating The Profile Of The Cut For Tube Notching, Austin Marak, Eric Nzuki, Simin Nasseri

Georgia Undergraduate Research Conference (GURC)

The intent of this project is to design a novel Tube Notch software to produce the trajectory of the cut for notching two tubes at a specific angle. A fool-proof MATLAB Graphical User Interface (GUI) was designed to read the critical input values for tube notching and generate the G-code and accurately scaled PDF templates.

The tube notch software allows the user to enter the joint and torch parameters such as angle of fit, the outer diameters of the uncut and cut tubes, the wall thickness of the cut tube, surface speed, and pierce dwell for the plasma torch in ...


Senior Design 1 Product Proposal, Chase Newberry, John Redwine Nov 2019

Senior Design 1 Product Proposal, Chase Newberry, John Redwine

Georgia Undergraduate Research Conference (GURC)

People have climbed for millennia, but only in recent years has rock climbing acquired recognition as a legitimate sport. Modern rock-climbing culture is centralized on pushing one’s limits to the extreme. As such, falling is an eventuality for those seeking a challenge. Luckily, falling is not a death sentence for the modern climber. Protective equipment has advanced in parallel with human ability, and fall-arresting gear is now widely available to the public.

One of the most popular types of protective climbing gear is the cam (figure 1). As they are now manufactured by numerous companies, cams designs vary, but ...


Enviromentally Conscious Industrial Renewable Energy Storage Design, Kouroush Jenab, Travis C. Porter Oct 2019

Enviromentally Conscious Industrial Renewable Energy Storage Design, Kouroush Jenab, Travis C. Porter

Posters-at-the-Capitol

The storage of energy on an industrial scale is the biggest obstacle we face regarding renewable energy sources; which, until the past decade has been at a miniscule scale. Since 2012, the capability and emphasis on finding solutions to this problem have grown exponentially, fueled by a spike in technology advancements. This has led to a growth of over fifteen hundred percent in scalable renewable energy storage, globally. Finding an easily scalable solution to industrial scale renewable energy storage is an important issue that needs to be addressed to mitigate the effect on our environment. This would be a massive ...


Deficiencies In The Physics Of Existing Operational Wave And Surge Models, D. T. Resio Oct 2019

Deficiencies In The Physics Of Existing Operational Wave And Surge Models, D. T. Resio

Ocean Waves Workshop

No abstract provided.


A New Real-Time Ocean Observing Station On Ship Shoal On Louisiana Shelf, Chunyan Li, Peter Luo, Brian Milan, Wei Huang Oct 2019

A New Real-Time Ocean Observing Station On Ship Shoal On Louisiana Shelf, Chunyan Li, Peter Luo, Brian Milan, Wei Huang

Ocean Waves Workshop

One of the major challenges that we are facing in the northern Gulf of Mexico coastal area is the need of a better and reliable offshore met-ocean real time data collection system that supports the mission of Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and other federal and local agencies for coastal management, protection, and restoration, especially along the Louisiana coast. This area has a suite of environmental problems that require the acquisition of real time data for immediate assessment or model-based assessment and predictions that rely on this kind of data. One such system providing this kind of data is ...


Update In Us Navy Global Wave Model Forecasting, J. D. Dykes, W. E. Rogers, D. Wang Oct 2019

Update In Us Navy Global Wave Model Forecasting, J. D. Dykes, W. E. Rogers, D. Wang

Ocean Waves Workshop

No abstract provided.


Ocean Waves Workshop 2019 Session 2 Notes, Kaus Raghukumar, Sam Mcwilliams Oct 2019

Ocean Waves Workshop 2019 Session 2 Notes, Kaus Raghukumar, Sam Mcwilliams

Ocean Waves Workshop

No abstract provided.


Directional Spectrum Measurements By The Spotter: A New Developed Wave Buoy, Kaus Raghukumar, Grace Chang, Frank Spada, Tim Jannsen Oct 2019

Directional Spectrum Measurements By The Spotter: A New Developed Wave Buoy, Kaus Raghukumar, Grace Chang, Frank Spada, Tim Jannsen

Ocean Waves Workshop

The Spotter is an accurate, low-cost, easily deployable and robust solar powered wave buoy recently developed by Sofar Technologies (formerly Spoondrift). Spotter reduces costs and complexity of surface wave and current measurements, which can be useful for academic, military, and commercial research into surface wave and wave-driven dynamics. We performed a series of validation tests and research experiments with the Spoondrift Spotter. The low-cost and compact Spotter makes it easy to deploy arrays of wave buoys which was previously not feasible (or cost prohibitive) with traditional wave buoys. A well-designed array can provide a direct measurement of the directional wave ...