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Academic supervisor:

Ibon Elósegui

Tecnun. Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Thematic area:

Electric drives, electric mobility.

Description and objectives:

In recent years, electrification is irreversibly reaching the automotive world. Although almost all manufacturers have adopted the radial motor with drive shaft option, the possibility of introducing in-wheel motors to avoid additional mechanical systems is gradually being analyzed.

The objective of the project is to analyze the state of the art of existing in-wheel motors. From there, a complete design of the motor will be carried out from the electromagnetic and thermal point of view, using finite elements.


 

Academic Supervisor:

Tomás Gómez-Acebo

Department Tecnun:

Mechanical Engineering and Materials / Energy Transition Chair Fundación Repsol-University of Navarra

Description and objectives:

Analysis on the basis of cost and energy efficiency of the different alternatives of hydrogen carriers in the storage and transport of H2 over long distances. Evaluation of the alternative of hydrogen transport in the form of ammonia, considering the stages of synthesis, storage, transport and recovery of hydrogen at the point of use. Advantages/Challenges. Comparative analysis versus transport of compressed hydrogen or liquid hydrogen.

Academic Supervisor:

Tomás Gómez-Acebo

Department Tecnun:

Mechanical Engineering and Materials / Energy Transition Chair Fundación Repsol-University of Navarra

Description and objectives:

Analysis based on cost and energy efficiency of the different hydrogen carrier alternatives in the storage and transport of H2 over long distances. Evaluation of the alternative of hydrogen transport in the form of methanol, considering the stages of synthesis, storage, transport and use as a hydrogen carrier or as an energy carrier. Advantages/Challenges. Comparative analysis versus ammonia.

Academic Supervisor:

Tomás Gómez-Acebo

Department Tecnun:

Mechanical Engineering and Materials / Energy Transition Chair Fundación Repsol-University of Navarra

Description and objectives:

Analysis based on cost and energy efficiency of the different alternatives of hydrogen carriers in the storage and transport of H2 over long distances. Evaluation of the alternative of hydrogen transport in the form of Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carriers (LOHCs), considering the stages of hydrogenation, storage, transport and dehydrogenation. Advantages/Challenges. Comparative analysis of existing state-of-the-art alternatives considering costs and energy efficiency.

Academic Supervisor:

Tomás Gómez-Acebo

Department Tecnun:

Mechanical Engineering and Materials / Energy Transition Chair Fundación Repsol-University of Navarra

Description and objectives:

Analysis on the basis of cost and energy efficiency of the different alternatives of hydrogen carriers in the storage and transport of H2 over long distances. Evaluation of the alternative of hydrogen transport and storage in solids (metal hydrides, carbon nanotubes, MOFs, etc.). State of the art. Advantages/Challenges.

Academic Supervisor:

Tomás Gómez-Acebo

Department Tecnun:

Mechanical Engineering and Materials / Energy Transition Chair Fundación Repsol-University of Navarra

Description and objectives:

Comparative analysis based on costs and overall energy efficiency of different H2-based mobility options: direct use of H2 in fuel cells versus alternatives such as the use of e-fuels (produced from H2 + CO2) in combustion engines, applying a well-to-wheel scope.

Academic Supervisor:

Tomás Gómez-Acebo

Department Tecnun:

Mechanical Engineering and Materials / Energy Transition Chair Fundación Repsol-University of Navarra

Description and objectives:

Technical and economic study of hydrogen injection into the gas network as a means of hydrogen transport in the automotive industry (blending). Analysis of the current gas network in Spain. Required technical modifications of the gas network. Estimation of the cost of hydrogen per kg transported and per km of pipeline.

Academic supervisor:

Enrique Castaño

CEIT Division:

Materials and Manufacturing. Advanced Manufacturing in Powder Metallurgy and Laser Group.

Description and objectives:

Fiber-reinforced composites are essential for the manufacture of components where inertia and weight are key to their performance. Thus, they have been used for decades for the manufacture of components in the aeronautical or aerogeneration industries. The machining of these components is a challenge for carbide tool manufacturers, as the reinforcing fibers are very abrasive (especially carbon fibers) and drastically reduce the life of milling cutters and drills.

This TFG will address the development of new methods of micromachining and tension control of cutting tool edges using ultrashort pulse lasers. These processes include the generation of micro chamfers and radii of agreement in cutting edges with dimensions below 50 microns, using femtosecond lasers for machining.

Academic supervisor:

Ainara Rodríguez - Isabel Ayerdi

CEIT Division:

Materials and Manufacturing. Advanced Manufacturing in Powder Metallurgy and Laser Group.

Description and objectives:

Laser functionalization of surfaces is an approach widely used in a wide variety of applications and sectors, since it allows providing final products with finishes with added functionalities, among which are, among others, decorative effects, the ability to repel liquids or the improvement of adhesion of coatings. Ceit is currently developing an international R&D project in this last field, whose objective is to improve the adhesion of antibacterial and antiviral coatings to high traffic objects such as handles, switches or push buttons.

Within the framework of this cooperative project, a TFG is proposed whose objective is the design and implementation of a test bench for the characterization of the surface properties of the manufactured samples, among which are the improvement of adhesion, hydrophobicity/hydrophilicity characteristics or optical properties, among others. In addition to the above, it will be necessary to implement an intelligent processing system for the data obtained by the measuring elements.

Academic supervisor:

Mikel Gomez

CEIT Division:

Materials and Manufacturing. Advanced Manufacturing in Powder Metallurgy and Laser Group.

Description and objectives:

Laser process to include riblets in hydro turbines and industrial fans to improve their efficiency by reducing friction.

Surface functionalization is present in a wide range of industries, improving the performance of multiple components and systems in many applications, but the difficulty of reaching all surfaces of complex 3D parts is significant, especially those of considerable size and weight. In addition, the creation of functional surfaces has traditionally relied on processes such as chemical reactions and/or complete coating of native surfaces (e.g. airfoils). By their very nature, these processes generate unwanted by-products, thus leaving a significant environmental footprint, which goes against the "no significant harm" principle of the European Green Pact. To avoid these setbacks, a European consortium led by CEIT is going to develop a new process for functionalizing complex 3D parts in which the environmental footprint is reduced and new guidelines are generated to complement the manufacturing standards of the target sectors.

The role of this PFG will be to participate in the laser processes developed at CEIT (assist in the processes, perform measurements, analyze data). These processes will seek to reproduce "riblets" on the surface of the samples. These elements allow to reduce friction, and their efficiency has been amply demonstrated in different applications. A good example is racing boats, where their use has been banned in the recent La Concha flag. In order to perform their tasks, it will be ensured that the student acquires the necessary knowledge of the equipment with which they have to perform their work.

Academic supervisor:

Yago Olaizola

CEIT Division:

Materials and Manufacturing. Advanced Manufacturing in Powder Metallurgy and Laser Group.

Description and objectives:

Transparent materials are currently used in a multitude of applications in which their optical properties are particularly relevant: lenses, devices for optical communications, smart glasses or optical sensors, among others. In this context, the characterization of optical properties is a key point in the development of devices.

The objective of this project will be to design and implement an optical microscopy system, based on different optical and mechanical elements, for the analysis of certain properties of transparent materials. After the validation of the equipment, we will proceed to study the optical behavior of this type of substrates after different laser engraving processes. In parallel, it will be necessary to implement an intelligent processing system for the data obtained by the measurement devices.

Academic supervisor:

Gemma García Mandayo

CEIT Division:

Materials and Manufacturing. Advanced Manufacturing in Powder Metallurgy and Laser Group.

Description and objectives:

The project is framed within the development of an innovative system for the measurement of erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) and coagulation, for application in clinical diagnosis. The main purpose of the system is to provide results of ESR and/or blood coagulation in a minimum time, with a minimum amount of sample and using sustainable materials, offering significantly higher performance than the devices currently available in the market, and thus allowing a faster and earlier diagnosis of pathologies such as infections, tumors or autoimmune diseases.

The objective of the project is to optimize the sample characterization processes, developing a test bench and performing tests to improve the performance of the device.

The aim is to improve the design of a thermoelectric cooler (based on Peltier cells) used to maintain the temperature in a bioreactor. A model of the operation of the thermoelectric cooler will be developed and improvements in its design will be proposed in order to achieve the target temperatures to be reached inside the bioreactor. The project is carried out together with the company that manufactures the bioreactor. For more information contact Juan Carlos Ramos(jcramos@tecnun.es).

Profile/Graduate: Industrial Technologies, Mechanics, Electricity, Industrial Electronics.

Academic Supervisor: Juan Carlos Ramos.

Department/Area: Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering / Area of Thermal and Fluids Engineering.

ACADEMIC SUPERVISOR
Nere Gil-Negrete Laborda

PROJECT MANAGER
Iñigo Puente Urruzmedi

THEMATIC AREA OF THE PROJECT
Mechanical Engineering

DESCRIPTION AND OBJECTIVES

Elastomeric materials are widely used in suspension and vibration absorption elements. Vehicle tires and air suspensions, for example, are mainly made of this type of material. Elastomers are capable of deforming considerably when subjected to a load and returning to their initial shape when unloaded.

Rubber, one of the most widely used elastomers in industry, is characterized as a nonlinear material, both statically and dynamically. On the one hand, it responds to large loads with large deformations (nonlinear elasticity), and dynamically its behavior is influenced by both the excitation time/frequency and the amplitude of the excitation.

The main objective of the project is to be able to replicate by means of a finite element simulation in ANSYS this nonlinear behavior of the material. That is, we want to model the non-linear elasticity (through hyperelastic models) and the dependence of the excitation frequency/time (through linear viscoelastic models) and the dependence with the excitation amplitude (through non-linear viscoelastic models) in a virtual specimen. Simulated results will be contrasted with experimental tests.

Tools:

  • ANSYS. Excel/Matlab.

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AREA OR DEPARTMENT (CEIT/Tecnun)

Tecnun / Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering

ACADEMIC SUPERVISOR
Nere Gil-Negrete Laborda

PROJECT MANAGER
Iñigo Puente Urruzmedi

THEMATIC AREA OF THE PROJECT
Mechanical Engineering

DESCRIPTION AND OBJECTIVES

Air suspensions are used in many industrial applications (machine tools, rail vehicles, automobiles, buses...) to decouple the vibration flow from the source to the main structure. They act as a low-pass filter that attenuates external vibrations.

An air suspension consists mainly of three elements: a balloon, the reservoir and a connecting pipe. The balloon is a fiber-reinforced elastomeric balloon, a composite material. The operating principle of the system is pressurized air. Many studies stress the importance of accurately modeling the fluid movement between the balloon and the reservoir, as it plays a very important role in mitigating vibrations mainly in the vertical direction. This phenomenon is difficult to evaluate with a purely static simulation, so it is intended to approach the modeling from a coupling of structural and fluid simulations.


 

Two previous works addressed separately the two main topics to be worked on in this project: the modeling of the diaphragm composite material and the fluid-structural coupled (FSI) modeling of balloon inflation and deflation. Therefore, in this project, we intend to:

  • Create a single model that includes the composite material of the balloon diaphragm in a fluid-structure interaction simulation.

  • Simulate the behavior of the suspension system when applying both vertical and lateral static loads.

  • Simulate the behavior of the suspension system when harmonic loads are applied.

  • Add the auxiliary tank and piping to the balloon model.

Tools:

  • ANSYS: mechanical, ACP, fluent, coupling modules.

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AREA OR DEPARTMENT (CEIT/Tecnun)

Tecnun / Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials.

GENERAL DATA

Tutor at TECNUN: Prof. Dr. Iñigo Puente

Tutor at TECNALIA: Amaia Aramburu

PRACTICE DATA

Title of the practical: Characterisations of the influence of the 3D printing process on the tensile mechanical properties of a printed cement-based structural element. Empirical determination of the indirect tensile behaviour of cement-based printed specimens.

Description of practice:

  1. Introduction:
    Cement-based 3D printing is an alternative for the realisation of customised singular parts. Nowadays, work is being done to characterise the process and the parts produced.
    In indirect tensile tests, unlike direct tests, the concrete specimen breaks due to the application of a compressive or flexural load, which results in a tensile stress distribution that cracks the specimen.
    There is a standardised method for finding a value for the tensile strength of concrete known as the Brazilian test (ASTM C-496, UNE 83.306 and ISO 4108). It consists of applying an external compressive load on one side of the cylindrical or cubic specimen, while the end opposite to the load remains supported. In this way, two diametrically opposed forces appear, producing a uniform distribution of transverse traction along the load axis, causing the sample to break in tension.
  2. Objectives:
    In this work:
  • The tensile behaviour of printed parts will be compared with standard parts. Correlation between all results and failure will be sought.
  • For each test, it will be necessary to record the loading history until failure of the specimens and to confirm the failure mode by digital imaging techniques.
  • In addition, it will be necessary to take three-dimensional images of the fracture surfaces, which will then be used to compare the geometric characteristics of all materials tested.
  • Activities:

Characterisations of the influence of the 3D printing process on the tensile mechanical properties of a printed structural element.

  • Experimental derivation of mechanical properties of cementitious matrices as a reference framework
  • Determination of the indirect tensile strength of 3D printed beam specimens and YZ-plane standardised parts in cementitious matrix with embedded reinforcement
  • Obtaining three-dimensional images of fracture surfaces, which will then be used to compare the geometric characteristics of all materials tested.

STUDENT DATA

Qualification required: PFG student. Industrial Technologies
Speciality: Structures
Study centre: TECNUN
Contacts: Prof. Dr. Iñigo Puente (TECNUN) and Amaia Aramburu (TECNALIA)

ACADEMIC SUPERVISOR
Aitor Cazón

PROJECT MANAGER
Iñigo Puente Urruzmedi

THEMATIC AREA OF THE PROJECT
Mechanical Engineering

DESCRIPTION AND OBJECTIVES

The aim of the project is to design a "fast" connection between the connector and the bars of a truss. The phases to be carried out to achieve the proposed objective can be divided into two groups. A first group of definition of the technical and functional requirements to be met by the joint. A second group with a set of intertwined phases that, in an iterative manner, manage to reach the appropriate design, verifying and redefining it according to the results of the structural simulations and experimental tests with prototypes obtained with additive manufacturing equipment and machining centres.

AREA OR DEPARTMENT (CEIT/Tecnun)

Tecnun / Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials.

Academic supervisor:

Leticia Zamora Cadenas - Iker Aguinaga Hoyos.

CEIT Division:

Information and Communication Technologies. Intelligent Systems for Industry 4.0 Group.

Thematic area:

Telecommunication/Industrial Engineering

Description and objectives:

Indoor location systems have been on the rise in recent years. Whether using radio frequency technologies, inertial sensors or artificial vision systems, the location of objects or people in indoor spaces is a key element in many applications (tracking of parts, access to security areas, tracking of people, augmented reality, etc.).

To determine and evaluate the accuracy of a location system, it is most common to use manual measurement of control points or tests in a controlled environment to determine the accuracy of the system. However, this type of measurement is always subject to measurement errors, human error, and the impossibility of tracking a moving element in real time. Another widespread option, especially when it comes to assessing dynamic accuracy, is to resort to cost-effective systems that allow the creation of ground truth, such as, for example, vision tracking systems. However, it is not always possible to deploy such systems, or the financial means to do so are not always available. Therefore, being able to assess the accuracy of indoor positioning systems at low cost is still a problem that researchers and companies are trying to solve.

Ceit currently has a line of research associated with positioning systems for indoor spaces, in which it works with various companies to provide solutions to their needs. This is why there is a need for a ground truth system that is easy to install and not too expensive.

The task of this GFP would be to develop a ground truth system, using virtual/augmented reality systems, for subsequent use in the evaluation of the accuracy of Ceit's proprietary indoor location system. HTC Vice, Oculus Quest and Hololens 2 hardware are available for the development of this system using the Unity3D programming platform. The candidate should have programming skills in C# or similar languages such as C++ or Java.

Academic Supervisor: Borja Prieto.

CEIT Division: Electric Vehicle and Smart Grids.

Subject area: Electrical Engineering.

Description and objectives: ELMER is an open source multiphysics simulation software. It allows to simulate the behaviour of a multitude of physical processes such as: the operation of electrical and magnetic components, the heating of solids, mechanical vibration and resistance, fluid movement and snow melting, etc.

The aim of this project is to familiarise the student with ELMER and to learn how to simulate the multiphysics behaviour of a coupled system, e.g. heat generated in a part through the application of magnetic fields and the temperatures at which this heating occurs.


 

Academic Supervisor: Marco Satrústegui.

CEIT Division: Electric Vehicle and Smart Grids.

Subject area: Electrical Engineering.

Description and objectives: The noise generated by electric motors is becoming increasingly important due to the fact that it is embedded in systems where comfort is a very important aspect (e.g. electric cars). In this sense, this PFG tries to characterise the noise in an electric motor by performing a multiphysical analysis, starting by characterising the machine at an electromagnetic and thermal level and then developing a mechanical analysis that results in obtaining the noise generated at different levels of torque and rotational speed.

Academic Supervisor: Jesús Paredes.

CEIT Division: Electric Vehicle and Smart Grids.

Subject area: Electrical Engineering.

Description and objectives: During the last decade, many of the aircraft auxiliary systems (pneumatic, hydraulic and mechanical) have been replaced by electric or hybrid actuators, due to incentives for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and the reduction of operation and maintenance costs. This has led to a considerable increase in the electrical power installed in aircraft.

Traditionally, the turbines were started by a pneumatic system and the energy needed to power the aircraft's electrical systems was produced by generators coupled to the turbines. Today, the two systems have converged into a single electrical machine capable of working as both an engine and a generator. These systems include aircraft turbine starter/generators. The increasing demand for electrical energy and the limited space for starter/generators make it necessary to increase the power density of these machines.

The size, and therefore the weight and cost, of an electrical machine is primarily determined by the heat extraction and temperature limit of the materials used in its manufacture. Oil cooling systems have promising characteristics. Of all the oil cooling systems (spray, oil-dripping, etc.), the aim of this project is to deal with oil-flooded stator systems.

The aim of this project is for the student to become familiar with fluid and cooling system simulation tools and to draw conclusions with a view to optimising aircraft engine oil cooling systems.


 

Academic Supervisor: Gurutz Artetxe.

CEIT Division: Electric Vehicle and Smart Grids.

Subject area: Electrical Engineering.

Description and objectives: Induction heating is an efficient and fast method of generating heat. It can be used in a variety of applications where tempering, brazing or melting of metals is required. CEIT is interested in developing calculation tools (based on a set of previously developed tools) for use in the design of induction heating systems for formwork. The objective of this project is to model the electromagnetic behaviour and heating of a formwork heating system and to use these to perform optimisation studies for the design of a practical case.


 

Summary: The aim of the project is the development and manufacture of a directed illumination system. This system will be mounted on a camera and will make it possible to record the specimens at the same time as they are being mechanically tested. The system to be developed has to illuminate the specimen to be filmed from several points simultaneously. It must also be possible to modify the light sources manually by means of an arduino. During the project, parts have to be designed and manufactured using 3D printing, LEDs have to be mounted on the manufactured parts and an arduino has to be programmed and connected to be able to control the switching on and off of the light sources.

Student profile: Ideally a student of design, industrial technologies, mechanical or biomedical engineering. Experience in arduino programming and 3D CAD design is an asset.

Application: Sending your CV, together with your academic transcript and a paragraph of about 300 words of motivation explaining the suitability of your profile for the realisation of this project.  

Project supervisor: Dr. Javier Aldazábal

Deadline and resolution: Students who wish to apply must do so before the end of October and the selection of candidates will take place in November in order to be able to start in December or January.

 

  • Profile/Graduate: Industrial Technologies, Mechanics, Electricity, Industrial Electronics.
  • Academic Supervisor: Juan Carlos Ramos.
  • Department/Area: Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering / Area of Thermal and Fluids Engineering.
  • Description: The aim is to solve by means of the Finite Difference Method a thermal model of the generation and conduction of heat in the core and coils inside a transformer. The equations of the model and the solution by the iterative Gauss-Seidel method will be implemented in Matlab. Heat transfer issues will be applied. For further information, please contact the teacher.
  • Area/Department Ceit/Tecnun: Area of Thermal and Fluids Engineering - Department of Mechanical Engineering (TECNUN)

  • Subject area: Mechanical Engineering

  • Recommended profile: Degree in Industrial Technologies Engineering, Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Degree in Industrial Design and Product Development Engineering.

  • Academic Supervisor: Gorka Sánchez Larraona

  • Title: Simulation of flow and heat transfer in curved ducts. Application in the cooling of gas turbine blades.

  • Description and Objectives:
    The project consists of studying the flow and heat transfer that occurs in circular and square section ducts when they are bent 180º forming a U. For this purpose, three-dimensional simulations will be carried out using the ANSYS Fluent code and the results obtained will be compared with experimental measurements. The case in which the ducts rotate at high speed with respect to an axis will also be considered. This case has a direct application in the cooling of gas turbine blades.

Academic Supervisor: Jaizki Mendizabal

Department Tecnun/CEIT Division: ICT and Transport and Energy Divisions

Thematic area: Transport and Sustainable Mobility

Description and objectives: The main objective of the project is to analyse in detail the existing technologies for volumetric measurement for the specific case of a warehouse. The result of the analysis will allow a selection to be made according to the characteristics of the warehouse.

Academic supervisor:

Iker Aguinaga

 

Department Tecnun/CEIT Division:

CEIT. Intelligent Systems for Industry 4.0 Group.

 

Thematic area:

Robotics

 

Description and objectives: 

SLAM (Simultaneous Localisation and Mapping) algorithms are the basis for navigation systems in robotics and autonomous cars. These algorithms integrate information from different sensors such as cameras, leader, or others. Graphs are a data structure that allows structuring this data for further analysis. In this case the graph is defined by a set of nodes that define the different positions travelled and links that connect related positions (because they are the previous step or because they represent similar positions in space.

The objective of the PFG is the development of a graph library in the Python language that allows to define the structure of a graph in a flexible way in order to build a SLAM algorithm on it.

The student will be responsible for defining the data structure and different algorithms. They will also develop tools to validate the correct functioning of the graph and tools for its visualisation.

Academic supervisor:

Iker Aguinaga

 

Department Tecnun/CEIT Division:

CEIT. Intelligent Systems for Industry 4.0 Group.

 

Thematic area:

Robotics

 

Description and objectives: 

Point clouds are one of the most common data types in robotics. Many sensors such as LIDAR or RGB-D cameras directly provide a point cloud, which is then used for tasks such as object and obstacle detection, navigation, etc.

One of the most common tasks is the alignment of two point clouds representing the same geometry from different viewpoints. The ICP (Iterative Closest Points) algorithm is the basic algorithm to perform this task.

The aim of the project is to develop an algorithm that implements the ICP algorithm in the C++ programming language (starting from an example in Python). The Eigen library will be used for this purpose. Eigen is a high-performance computing library with an interface similar to Matlab but with a much higher performance.

The student will develop a tool to import two point clouds, align them and generate the necessary information for their visualisation (in Python or Matlab).

Academic supervisor:

Iker Aguinaga

 

Department Tecnun/CEIT Division:

Intelligent Systems for Industry 4.0 Group of CEIT

 

Thematic area:

Robotics

 

Description and objectives: 

Point clouds are one of the most common data types in robotics. Many sensors such as LIDAR or RGB-D cameras directly provide a point cloud, which is then used for tasks such as object and obstacle detection, navigation, etc.

One of the most common tasks is the alignment of two point clouds representing the same geometry from different viewpoints. The ICP (Iterative Closest Points) algorithm is the basic algorithm to perform this task.

The aim of the project is to develop an algorithm that implements the ICP algorithm in the C# programming language (starting from an example in Python). The student must identify the most appropriate mathematical calculation libraries to carry out the development.

The student will develop a tool to import two point clouds, align them and generate the necessary information for their visualisation (using Unity3D).

Academic supervisor:

Jorge Juan Gil.

 

Department Tecnun/CEIT Division:

CEIT. Intelligent Systems for Industry 4.0 Group.

 

Thematic area:

Systems and Control Engineering

 

Description and objectives:

Up to now, control concepts have been demonstrated on the blackboard, by means of simulations or videos. For the Control Engineering course, we want to build a mechanical control system (two pendulums coupled with springs) for teaching purposes: to show in class the different behaviour of the system in front of various controllers. To ensure portability, the system will be controllable via USB through an ARDUINO board. In a previous project the mechanical system has been built. In the proposed project, several controllers will be programmed in C, especially a proportional-integral (PI) controller that allows "teleoperation" (the user moves one of the pendulums and the other follows its movement without error in a permanent regime).

Profile/Graduate: Industrial Technologies, Mechanics.

Academic Supervisor: Juan Carlos Ramos.

Department/Area: Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering / Area of Thermal and Fluids Engineering. The work is part of a research project in collaboration with the University's School of Architecture and part of the work will have to be carried out in Pamplona.

Description:

Within a research project, a system for measuring pollutants (CO2, CH4, VOC, PM, NOx) emitted by residential buildings will be used. The measurement system will be installed on the roof of several residential buildings. The aim is to carry out experimental measurements, process them, analyse them and draw conclusions. The measurements will be taken in Pamplona, but they can be processed in San Sebastian.

  • ACADEMIC SUPERVISOR:

Jorge Juan Gil

  • PROJECT MANAGER:

Marcos Llorente Ortega (Medical Engineering Laboratory of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Navarra)

  • PROJECT SUBJECT AREA: Mechanical Engineering

Description: At the University of Navarra's Pilot Plant, located on the Pamplona campus, they manufacture various pharmacological products. Some of them, such as the hydroalcoholic gel, are bottled and require specific labelling.

Given the scale of production and the variety of bottle types, commercial solutions do not fit in terms of technical characteristics and/or price. For this reason, capping is done by hand, requiring a large number of operator hours. In addition, given the roughness of the corks, it generates blisters in the operators and different people have to take turns.

Objectives: To design and develop a semi-autonomous or autonomous system for the capping of cans with different dimensions according to the requirements of the pilot plant in order to reduce as much as possible the effort of the operator and the time needed for this process.

The project is a collaboration between the Medical Engineering Laboratory of the School of Medicine of the University of Navarra and the Department of Pharmaceutical Technology and Chemistry where the Pilot Plant is located. The project can be developed either in the Medical Engineering Laboratory or at Tecnun.

It is recommended to have basic knowledge of: CAD design and automation, as well as a predisposition to work in a multidisciplinary team.