Projects Involving Mechanical Engineering

2019-20 Projects

For more information on any project, please contact Toni Boggan or email the project's Faculty Advisor.

ENSC 41 Prototype Web-Enable Smartlock

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Team: Jack Breese, Payton Lieske, Nicholas Walker
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Art Miller email
Sponsor & Liason: NIOSH, Art Miller

NIOSH researchers are trying to develop new technologies to keep miners healthy and safe. The mining industry could benefit from new ways to conduct and monitor LOTO on machinery such as belt conveyor systems. A new technology such as the SmartLock would enable workers to perform LOTO seamlessly, archive all steps in the process, and provided real time data regarding the steps in the process, with the aim of improving LOTO and thus worker safety. We need a team of students to assist in developing and testing components of such a SmartLock, with the goal of building a prototype that can be tested at the NIOSH research lab.

ENSC 45 Streamline Outlets w/CO2 Det.

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Team: Sean Cassatt, Thomas Hughes, Monica Harrison
Faculty Advisor: Debra Offill email
Sponsor & Liason: CEDE

Streamline outlets will be redesigning a traditional wall outlet by integrating a programmable logic controller, carbon monoxide detector, audible, visual, and Bluetooth alert systems. This would entail hardware and software design and implementation as well as mechanical component fabrication.

ENSC 47 Therapeutic Spirometer & Throm.

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Team: Colin Noonan, Claire Puryear, Jessica Mangrobang, Alexandra Banning, Nicole Creamer
Faculty Advisor: Shane Pacini email
Sponsor & Liason: Lung Technologies LLC, Kerry Curran

Design, develop and prototype the Next-Generation Electronic Therapeutic Incentive Spirometer and Electronic DVT Exerciser. Develop a single smartphone application for both devices for close patient monitoring. This will revolutionize post-surgical care for major orthopedic, abdominal, thoracic and pelvic surgeries.

ENSC 50 Add. Manuf. with High Melt-Point

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Team: Braden Cote, Brennan Watkins, Connor Williams
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Harman Khare email
Sponsor & Liason: Mechanical, Harman Khare

Design and fabrication of a 3D printer for extrusion of high-temperature materials

ENSC 51 Adhes. Strength Test

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Team: Cameron Cortinas, Ryan Hobus, Thomas Walters
Faculty Advisor: Christopher Wood email
Sponsor & Liason: Nick's Boots, Steve Cease

Strength of Materials Study for NFPA wildland firefighter Boot sole adhesives

ENSC 52 Optical Profilometer

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Team: Evelyn Cooper, Hunter Hamilton, Cooper Lytle, Sukhpret Singh
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Harman Khare email
Sponsor & Liason: Mechanical, Harman Khare

Design and fabrication of a 2d stylus profilometer for accurate surface metrology

ENSC 53 Assembly Cell Design

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Team: Spencer Broden, Blaz Perko, Grant Rosenbaum
Faculty Advisor: Ryan Leahy email
Sponsor & Liason: Haakon, Ryan Leahy

Design an assembly cell layout that allows employees to easily build components for final assembly that improves on the current manufacturing processes.

ENSC 54 Automated Banding Removal

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Team: Samuel Agyei, Christopher Rorem, Ethan Schriever
Faculty Advisor: Jacob Laete email
Sponsor & Liason: Kaiser, Christopher Nicol

The goal of this project is to produce a 3D model of a proposed process and equipment to automatically cut, remove, and dispose of hot steel banding attached to a hot aluminum ingot.

ENSC 55 Black Body Flow Analysis

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Team: John Roberts, Benjamin Stockelman, Braden Williams
Faculty Advisor: Sam Shoemaker email
Sponsor & Liason: Keytronic EMS, Chad Orebaugh

Temperature and flow improvements withing a confined volume containing several black body elements.

ENSC 56 Composites Handling Equipment

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Team: Conor Garand, Ryan Wessel, Thomas Skelly, Jason McLeod
Faculty Advisor: Sam Shoemaker email
Sponsor & Liason: Boeing, Tad Calkins

Composite manufacturing requires the efficient movement of large and small elements. The team will use cutting edge material technology based on Shape Memory Alloys to design and prototype a superior more maneuverable, lower cost Composite Material Handling System that requires minimal infrastructure.

ENSC 57 Free-flying Insects

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Team: Evan Nusaputra, Paul Freihoefer
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Tim Fitzgerald email
Sponsor & Liason: Mechanical, Tim Fitzgerald

The tracking of moving and deforming bodies by high-speed cameras has a wide range of applications across engineering. Here, we will use it to track the deforming motions of free-flying insects such as moths.

ENSC 58 Furnace Crawler

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Team: Ian Anders, William Robinson, Andrew Rybar
Faculty Advisor: Christopher Nicol email
Sponsor & Liason: Kaiser, Christopher Nicol

The goal of this project is to build a prototype "crawler" to allow team members to move through a large horizontal style heat treating furnace while leaving the furnace rolls de-energized.

ENSC 59 Measurement Lab

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Team: Skye Aldrich, Trevor Dumais, Daniel Holman, Christian Knutson
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Tim Fitzgerald email
Sponsor & Liason: Mechanical, Tim Fitzgerald

A hands-on tour across the ME discipline on a series of smaller projects in the Measurements Lab. Upgrades to the lab including working on the wind tunnel, rocket test stand, and inertia measurement devices.

ENSC 60 Converting Plastics for Reuse

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Team: Aubrey Ellerbruch, Jackson Elsasser, Kyle Evers
Faculty Advisor: Gabe Achenbach email
Sponsor & Liason: f5, Bret Britz

Research the makup of non-recycle plastics and determine a method where these materials can be used for other applications including these as an energy source.

ENSC 61 Flow Meter Loop Control

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Team: Meaegan Chmielewski-Anders, Rory Loe, Blaz Perko
Faculty Advisor: Luis Rodriguez email
Sponsor & Liason: Triumph, Luis Rodrigeuz

Evaluate, test and validate the flow of an abrasive blast media to help optimize a process control system that would shut down the process when a sensor detects changes in the flow within a set range.

ENSC 62 Raman Spectroscopy

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Team: Ethan Durbano, Conrad Weeks
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Marc Baumgardner email
Sponsor & Liason: Mechanical, Marc Baumgardner

Develop a spectrometer to be used as part of a gas-phase Raman spectroscopy system. The primary goal being speciation of gas-phase combustion products.

ENSC 63 Recycling of Thermoplastic Composites

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Team: Alex Brummer, Hunter Inman, Seiver Lauth
Faculty Advisor: Gerry Snow email
Sponsor & Liason: Boeing & ATC, Nicholas Questad, Jon Robbins, John Hemmingson, Trevor McCrea, Richard Postera

Work with Boeing and our subtier thermoplastic part and material suppliers to understand the type of waste created, figure out methods to segregate, determine potential material forms, and brainstorm parts types that could be made with the recycled thermoplastic material forms.

ENSC 64 Repurposing Carbon Fiber Layup

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Team: Kelsie Eagon, Daniel Erigero, Kovey Palmaer
Faculty Advisor: Gerry Snow email
Sponsor & Liason: Boeing, Nicholas Questad, Jeffrey Barnhart, Sarah Abercrombie

Design and fabrication of a tool capable of non-automated layup of pre-preg composite with similar properties to an Automated Tape Layup Machine.

ENSC 65 Galley Refrig Cart

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Team: Benjamin Glunz, Mason Matteoni, William Smith, Michael Spray
Faculty Advisor: Jeffrey Nolting email
Sponsor & Liason: Boeing, Nicholas Questad, Wade Stoelting

Design, analyze, prototype, and test, a galley cart compartment bi-fold door hinge design.

ENSC 66 Tub Indexer

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Team: Tyler Wong, John Ferres, Jonah Sandoval
Faculty Advisor: Coleen Nolting email
Sponsor & Liason: Kaiser, Christopher Nicol

The goal of the project is to design an indexing system to automatically load and unload the tub dumper designed in the 2018 project ENSC-33.

ENSC 67 Motorcycle Bolt-On EV

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Team: Evan Cox, Sean McCurdy, Jack Burns, John Harvey
Faculty Advisor: Jim Weston email
Sponsor & Liason: CEDE

This project entails designing a classic motorcycle bolt-on electric conversion kit. This kit will be all inclusive and eliminate the need for fabrication and guess-work on the side of the motorcycle owner.

ENSC 68 Parts Optimization for Manufacturing

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Team: Simon Derrer, Alana Andrews, Adam Pesch
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Pat Ferro email
Sponsor & Liason: CEDE

We are building a computerized environment to train a machine learning algorithm that will reduce material consumption for polymer based additive manufacturing.

ENSC 69 Autonomous Delivery Robot

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Team: Isaac Vanderbosch, Adam Tinucci, Ryan Barclay, Scott Younker
Faculty Advisor: Anas Delane email
Sponsor & Liason: CEDE

The Autonomous Delivery Robot will deliver supplies and non-perishable food items to students and faculty anywhere on campus through the easy use of a phone application. With the use of intelligent mapping it will travel from the known pick up location to your doorstep so that you don't have to worry about spending valuable work time on distractions.

ENSC 70 Forklift Planter Lifter

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Team: Thomas Schmidt, Jack Williams
Faculty Advisor: Anas Delane email
Sponsor & Liason: CEDE

Our goal is to design and create a prototype for a forklift spacing fork system that will automate plant spacing and can be used on all different surfaces rather than just flat, solid surfaces.

ENSC 71 Magnetically Repulsed Joint Replacements (MRJRs)

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Team: Charles DeBiase, Joseph Heston, Madeline Robinson, Bassel Mufarreh, Megan Nakamura
Faculty Advisor: Shane Pacini email
Sponsor & Liason: CEDE

To design, test, and manufacture standard artificial knee and hip replacement joints that are magnetically repelled.

ENSC 72 Methanol and Refrigeration

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Team: Finn Semling, Benjamin Broadstone, Joshua Holsopple, Jackson Wills
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Marc Baumgardner email
Sponsor & Liason: CEDE

The proposed project is meant to further vital research that will create a cleaner and more efficient refrigeration system, with possible applications for the developing world. The goal is to develop a working prototype of a methanol and activated carbon adsorption cycle that can be used by the Gonzaga Engineering department as a lab demo to encourage and aid further investigations into similar projects.

ENSC 73 Folding Knife Lock System

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Team: Michael Gasser, James McCall, Kevin Palmer, Elijah Wolf
Faculty Advisor: Andrew Johnston email
Sponsor & Liason: Buck Knives, Justen Bock

Folding everyday carry knives are popular today and will be for the foreseeable future. In addition to edge retention, visual appearance, and ergonomics, the function and safety of the lock is of primary concern to Buck knives. Often times innovation is preceded by a fresh approach. Therefore Buck Knives is interested in a fresh lock design.

ENSC 74 Knife Blade Rate Meter

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Team: Daniel Dzenitis, Kevin Makens, Jason Orr
Faculty Advisor: Christopher Nicol email
Sponsor & Liason: Buck Knives, Justen Bock

The proposed project is to continue development of the prototype to a more robust, user friendly device. Three main areas are identified for improvement which include packaging of the major components to improve their form and fit, user interface, and data reduction.

ENSC 75 Workshop/Dust Collector

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Team: Luke Hartman, Christie Kaldestad, Peter Szymonowicz
Faculty Advisor: Debra Offill email
Sponsor & Liason: Riverview Retirement Community, Mike Schleigh

Existing sawdust collector in woodshop used by elderly residents and members of the community is in need of reengineering to make it work more efficiently.

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