2010-2011– Next Generation of Sustainable Urban Transport (SUT)
Six McMaster undergraduate students are collaborating on the design of a SUT vehicle with students at the University of Cincinnati. The McMaster engineering students are working on the design of a zero (or near zero) pollution engine driven by compressed air.
PACE SUT Project Brief: Population increases, energy alternatives, traffic congestion, and vastly improved connected networks require the automotive industry to examine the needs for transportation in the urban setting. As PACE partners, it is our desire to educate students on the need for global collaboration and awareness of the social/economic pressures on the automobile industry. Design and Engineering must work closely together to achieve winning products. We have created the 2010-2011 PACE project to address the emerging needs for the Next Generation of Sustainable Urban Transportation (SUT).
2008-2009 – Emerging Markets Vehicle
improvement project of the 2007-2008 Formula One-style race
approximatety 180 students from 18 PACE Institutions in 10 countries
world worked to digitally design, model, and analyze a race car,
and then actually
built it! Led by Professor Greg Jensen trom Brigham Young
University, this project
has energized students globally to use the integrated product
of PACE-sponsored digital tools, as well as the Teamcenter
provided by Siemens PLM Software, Unveiled at the 2008 PACE Global
Forum in Detroit, this race car is a shining example of what students
can do with the tools and technologies provided by PACE.
This project is expected to complete its' third and final year
as a continuous improvement project under the mentorship of GM
Daewoo in 2009. Professor Kwanju Kim from Hongik University in
Korea is leading that project. McMaster's team of 3 students worked
on Ethanol Fuel System.
2007-2008 – Formula-1 Race Car
In 2007-2008, this Formula type Race Car was designed, engineered and
manufactured as part of a global collaboration by 20 PACE Institutions
(approximately 200 students) across the globe. Twenty engineering
schools, speaking seven different language, worked across 16 time
zones to improve upon last year’s vehicle. Five students from
McMaster University’s Department of Mechanical Engineering supervised
by Dr RV Fleisig participated in this project to design, manufacture,
and test the dry-sump oil system.