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Final Year Project Weekly Feature – Parameterisation of TLUD Cookstoves to Reduce Emissions

Over 3 billion people use fuels such as wood, dung, and agricultural residues for cooking. Burning these fuels in traditional cookstoves can result in significant indoor air pollution, which claims the lives of 4 million people each year. In an effort to combat this problem improved cookstoves have been developed. These stoves aim to reduce: [...]

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Final Year Project Weekly Feature – Analysis, Verification and Optimisation of a FSAE Aerodynamics Package

Formula SAE (FSAE) is an engineering competition organised by the Society of Automotive Engineers. The competition aims to provide University students a real-world experience in the design, manufacture and testing of a formula style racecar. The competition is worldwide with 508 teams competing in 13 competitions globally.

After the teams highest placed  finish of 4th at [...]

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Final Year Project Weekly Feature – The Automated AFL Kicking Machine

The automated Australian Football League (AFL) kicking machine is a mechanical device that will replicate human kicking biomechanics.
The development of an Australian Rules football kicking machine will provide benefits for teams at a range of levels, in addition to improving the analysis of equipment and football dynamics. The device could be used to replicate desired [...]

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Final Year Project Weekly Feature – Robotic Chicken Head

In the lead up to MechExpo 2014, the School of Mechanical Engineering will be highlighting its Final Year Projects in a series of weekly posts.
This week, we showcase project 1637 “Robotic Chicken Head”:
Chickens (and other birds) have an interesting ability to keep their heads almost perfectly stationary when their bodies are subjected to relatively large [...]

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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.
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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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