Student Projects - Department of Mechatronics Engineering | İzmir University of Economics

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Department of Mechatronics Engineering

Student Projects

2020 - 2021 Fall, FENG 497 Projects

PROJECT TITLE

ROBOCUP MSL Robot Design

(might be 2 or 3 different groups covering mechanical design of 3 wheeled robot, ball handling, low-level control, kinematic and dynamic modelling and simulation, path planning and obstacle avoidance, machine vision, game planning)

ADVISOR(S)

Şeniz Ertuğrul, Gazihan Alankuş, Lütfi Mutlu

STUDENTS

 

PROJECT DESCRIPTION AND OBJECTIVES

FENG498 team has been currently working on  a a mobile robot prototype Robocup Middle Size League.  This project involves many work packages such as Mechanical design, modelling, control, navigation, machine vision, programming, etc  

Motors, motor drivers, wheels, batteries, Raspberry Pi, Lidar are currently available for the project. Programming requires python.

 

 

REQUIREMENTS

Solidworks, Matlab, Python Programming


PROJECT TITLE

Robot Gripper Design and Control

ADVISOR(S)

Şeniz Ertuğrul

STUDENTS

 

PROJECT DESCRIPTION AND OBJECTIVES

Robot grippers having 2 and 3 fingers have been previously designed. Position and force control algorithms will be developed such that the gripper can manipulate objects with different stiffness such as a ceramic cup, plastic cup, or tennis ball. An algorithm will be developed to adjust the applied force to prevent slipping of the objects. An attachment part will be designed to fit the gripper to a UR5 robot.

Previous work can be seen in this video:

https://youtu.be/LGanHk-byt4

https://youtu.be/u8mOQt7n6jY

 

REQUIREMENTS

Solidworks, Matlab, Arduino/Pi or Labview


PROJECT TITLE

A New Generation Urban Carrier

ADVISOR(S)

Şeniz Ertuğrul, Uğurcan Eroğlu

STUDENTS

Berkant Akın, Sezer Polat (+2 more students may join)

 

PROJECT DESCRIPTION AND OBJECTIVES

A new generation personal load carrying device will be developed for Ege Ev Ürünleri Aş. The company has a approved Design Center and wishes to collaborate with IEU to develop new products involving mechatronics and improve their products. Participating students may be long term summer intern in the company.

Urban Load Carrier wil have DC motor actuation with wheels. Depending on amount of load and slope of the road will automatically sense the torque demand and help the user to carry the load with ease.

Mechanical design, component selection, modeling and control application will be studied. Among different designs, at least one protype will be built by the support of the company.

 

REQUIREMENTS

Solidworks, Arduino, MATLAB Simulink, MATLAB Simmechanics


PROJECT TITLE

Actuator Design Using Shape Memory Alloy Polymer Composites

ADVISOR(S)

Şeniz Ertuğrul, Burçak Alp

STUDENTS

Hazal Karaaliler, Furkan Çolak (+2 more students may join)

 

PROJECT DESCRIPTION AND OBJECTIVES

Shape memory alloy (SMA) “remembers" its original, cold-forged shape: returning to the pre-deformed shape when heated. SMA actuators receive increasing interest, due to their high work / mass ratio. This property makes them a possible alternative to the convensional actuators such as electric motors. Utilization of SMA actuators greatly reduces the mass of the actuator itself, which in return reduces the mass of the overall design. Despite their obvious advantages, SMA materials suffer hysteric behaviour, which makes their control a hard challenge. Also, their cooling cycle is relatively long, limiting their operation frequency significantly. In this study, an experimental setup will be designed to investigate the payload and frequency properties of the hybrid structures of SMA wires and polymers (polymer matrix reinforced with SMA wires) to obtain 1D/2D actuators for industrial and biomedical applications.

REQUIREMENTS

Solidworks, Arduino, Labview, MATLAB


PROJECT TITLE

A New Generation Ventilator Design and Control

ADVISOR(S)

Dr. Lütfi Mutlu

STUDENTS

(3 or  more students may join)

PROJECT DESCRIPTION AND OBJECTIVES

A new generation ventilator will be developed for fatal respiratory diseases like COVID-19, pneumonia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) etc. Ventilation control algorithms will be developed. Basically, DC motor actuation with pumps and pressure sensor can be used. Depending on the design, negative or positive pressures techniques can be used in the ventilator. Open-source ventilator projects can be found on the internet.

 

Main objective of the project is determining the state of existing ventilators and develop a now one.

REQUIREMENTS

Solidworks, Matlab, Arduino/Pi


PROJECT TITLE

Remotely Operated Underwater Vehicle Design for Teknofest

ADVISOR(S)

Dr. Lütfi Mutlu

STUDENTS

(3 or  more students may join)

PROJECT DESCRIPTION AND OBJECTIVES

Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) mechanical design and control will be realized according to TEKNOFEST competition rules.

REQUIREMENTS

Solidworks, Matlab, Arduino/Pi, Python Programming


PROJECT TITLE

Modelling and Analysis of Shape Memory Alloy Structures

ADVISOR(S)

Uğurcan Eroğlu

STUDENTS

2ME + 2MCE

PROJECT DESCRIPTION AND OBJECTIVES

Shape Memory Alloys (SMA) are smart materials which exhibit shape memory effect (SME) and superelastic behavior due to transition between phase transformation between martensite and austenite. When suitably “trained”, simple sturctural members made of SMA can “remember” their shapes corresponding to these phases, between which a transition is possible by heating and cooling. These properties enable SMA to be used as sensors or actuators in modern engineering applications, from biomedical to robotics [1].

Due to their complex behavior under mechanical and thermal loads, their design and analysis requires advanced computational techniques. The aim of the thesis is to model SMA and to apply this model to simple structures which may be used in different applications, by utilizing a commercial Finite Elements Method (FEM) software, ANSYS. As the first step, the constitutive model and its numerical implementation proposed by Auricchio et al. [2] will be applied to model a simple SMA wire (see, for example, [3]). Then, this model will be utilized to examine beam-type structures with polymer matrix reinforced with SMA wires.

References

[1] A. Paiva, M. A. Savi. An overview of constitutive models for shape memory alloys. Mathematical Problems in Engineering (2006), 56876, 30 pages.

[2] F. Auricchio, R. L. Taylor, J. Lubliner. Shape-memory alloys: macromodelling and numerical simulations of the superelastic behavior. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering 146 (1997), 281-312.

[3] S. Alazzawi, P. Filip. Modeling the transient behavior of the NiTi shape memory actuator using finite element analysis: Parametric study of the rate effects. Results in Materials 1 (2019), 100015.

REQUIREMENTS

Mechanics of Materials, Finite Element Modelling, Material Science. Solidworks, ANSYS.


 

PROJECT TITLE

Design of a Noise Test Rig for Roller Bearings

ADVISOR(S)

Uğurcan Eroğlu

STUDENTS

2ME + 2MCE

PROJECT DESCRIPTION AND OBJECTIVES

Roller bearings are structural members with low friction, and are frequently used in rotating machinery. Their quality classes are determined upon a set of standardized procedures, including the testing of material, geometric tolerances, and vibration characteristics. The aim of this project is to design a test rig to perform noise measurements of roller bearings in accordance with TS 6269. The project includes,

  • Determination of types and sizes of the roller bearings to be tested,
  • Design of mechanical parts: shafts, bearings, determination of power demand, power transmission, brakes.
  • Design of measurement system: accelerometer/laser vibrometer, data acquisition system, data processing.

 

 

REQUIREMENTS

Mechanics of Materials, Machine Elements I-II, Dynamics of Machinery, Measurements and Instrumentation. Solidworks, ANSYS.

 

More MCE projects can be posted if needed.

ME department will also post projects for MCE students.

 

Previous Projects

  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyyLjDFTKpc
  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LigM5rEbinI
  3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vn-b3zRS-8
  4. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDiwNeQ7dt4
  5. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vn-b3zRS-8

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