Category Archives: MechExpo


Congratulations to the Formula SAE Team

This year’s FSAE team achieved the best result to date (first entry in 2001). The team achieve a 4th Overall position in a tough competition against 16 other teams from Australia and Japan. They also won trophies for Design and Acceleration. Luke Garnaut, one of our 2007 graduates, who works for Toyota in Melbourne and he [...]
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Success for Honours Student in the AIAA Student Competition

Honours student Michael Evans was recently awarded a close 2nd place at the competitive AIAA Region VII-AU Student Conference for his paper “Modelling Ethylene-Nitrogen Jet Flames in a Heated Coflow”, with supervisors Dr Paul Medwell and Dr Zhao Tian. The 10th and largest Region VII-AU student conference to date welcomed papers from across Australia and Asia, [...]
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Mechanical Engineering Student Wins Prize at the ACRA Conference 2013

Honours student Benjamin Shields was awarded the RSPCA Prize at the recent ACRA Conference for his paper titled “Falling Cat Robot Lands on its Feet“, Ben Shields, William Robertson, Natalie Redmond, Ross Jobson, Rian Visser, Zebb Prime, Ben Cazzolato. ACRA is a quality assured, peer-reviewed conference featured in Scopus, Google Scholar and other ranking engines. ACRA [...]
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Achievements of Final Year Project Team

Our final year project team 1389 (Project name: low-emission cook stoves for the developing world) has had the following achievements in 2013: Featured in the Adelaidean Article The meaningful work to be undertaken by the team was recognised early on in 2013 through the publication of an article into the Autumn edition of the Adelaidean. Read more on [...]
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Sports Engineering Student is Rocking the Boat

An article of our Sports Engineering student, James McRae’s Final Year Project was published in The Advertiser on Thursday 26 September 2013. McRae, a 2012 London Olympic bronze medallist, is investigating how well the rowing ergometers used for performance testing and training simulate on-water rowing. To see the full article, please click here.
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MechExpo on Weekend Notes

Dave Walsh, the principal writer for Weekend Notes, published an article about our MechExpo which is held in Oct every year. You can find out more on Weekend Notes.
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Final Year Project Seminar 2013

Final Year students in the School of Mechanical Engineering will be presenting seminars on their Final Year Projects next week. These seminars will be held on Monday 23 to Wednesday 25 September (inclusive) from 9am-5pm in room s111 and s112, Engineering South Building. For further information, please see the Seminar Timetable or contact Raelene Boyle.
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University of Adelaide Undergraduates Design, Build, and Control an Electric Diwheel Using Model-Based Design

EDWARD features in the latest edition of the Mathworks newsletter. It showcases the design philosophy used by engineering students in the School of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Adelaide.
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Gary Cai takes out AIAA Foundation International Student Conference in the Undergraduate Division

Honours student Gary Cai, supervised by Dr Zhao Feng Tian & Associate Professor Bassam Dally, has won first prize for his paper titled “Modelling and Optimisation of Air Distribution Systems in Commercial Aircraft Cabins using CFD Techniques” presented at the 2012 AIAA International Student Competition at the AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting in Nashville (9 – [...]
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TechFest 2012 – EDWARD and the Micycle depart Oz

The School of Mechanical Engineering sent four representatives to attend TechFest 2012 at IIT Bombay, India. On display were honours projects such as EDWARD and the Micycle. It is estimated that between 10,000 and 20,000 people saw the School’s exhibit, with significant media coverage.
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