Fourth Year Projects

Fourth Year Projects

2014 Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Design Forum

Saturday April 5th, 2014

8:00 am – 5:30 pm

Minto CASE and Mackenzie Engineering Buildings

This inaugural event will give Carleton’s 4th year Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering undergraduate students a unique opportunity to showcase their Capstone Engineering Design Project work to faculty, industry guests and the public.  Students from each of the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department’s nine Capstone Engineering Design Project teams will deliver technical presentations in a parallel session conference format.  Over 175 students will be discussing their work on a diverse range of topics including biomedical engineering, sustainable and renewable energy engineering, advanced automobile design, full motion vehicle simulator development, autonomous aircraft systems and spacecraft design.

The event will take place on Saturday April 5th, 2014 from 8:30-5:00 beginning with a plenary session in the Minto Centre for Advanced Studies in Engineering (Minto CASE) and continuing with technical presentations in dedicated meeting rooms.  The hardware displays and technical demonstrations will take throughout the Minto CASE and Mackenzie Engineering buildings.  For more information please contact Prof. Laliberte ( or the individual project manager as listed below.


2014-2015 Project Information

Please find below the 2014-15 Student Project Assignments.

2014-15 Student Project Assignments

Please find below the link to the recorded Capstone session on Wednesday February 12, 2014.

In addition to other prerequisites, to be eligible for your 4th year project you must have 4th year engineering status, in particular you must have successfully completed all of your 2nd year requirements.

Below, you will find powerpoint presentations for each project.

Project Descriptions:

Project 1:
Fixed-Wing Unmanned Air Vehicle
Project Manager: Prof. J. Laliberte
Mondays 8:35 – 11:25 3103 CB

Project 2:
Project Manager: Bruce Burlton
Mondays 8:35 – 11:25 6065 MC

Project 3:
Formula-Hybrid Car
Project Manager: Glen Clarke
Mondays 8:35 – 11:25 3149 ME

Project 4:
Gas Turbine
Project Manager: Prof. H. Saari
Fridays 8:35 – 11:25 6065 MC

Project 5:
CUSP-Carleton University Simulator Project
Project Manager: Prof. R.G. Langlois
Fridays 8:35 – 11:25 3103 CB

Project 6:
Crash Test Dummy
Project Manager: Prof. H. Frei
Fridays 8:35 – 11:25 3124 ME

Project 7:
High-Performance Housing
Project Manager: Prof. G. McRae
Mondays 8:35 – 11:25 3124 ME

Project 8:
Rotary-Wing Unmanned Air Vehicle
Project Manager: Prof. D. Feszty
Fridays 8:35 – 11:25 3149 ME

Project 9:
Hybrid Natural Gas Vehicle
Project Manager: Prof. E. Matida
Mondays 8:35 – 11:25 3356 ME

The MAE Capstone Project-Marking Guidelines is provided to Lead Engineers and students involved in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Capstone Design Projects as guidance to carry out and interpret performance evaluations on the projects.

If you have any questions, please contact the Projects Co-ordinator: Prof. J. Laliberte or you may contact the departmental office at (613) 520-5684.

Health and Safety

Lab Safety, 4907 Fall 2013

Computing Resourses

4th Year Project Computing Resources

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