Final Year Project Management System
School of Mechanical Engineering


LIST OF FINAL YEAR PROJECTS  

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No. Title Code Synopsis Requirements Remarks
1 Thermal-structural interaction study of busduct product used in power distribution system (SELECTED)  AAS1       
2 Finite element simulation of metal stamping process (SELECTED)  AAS2       
3 Stress and reliability study on solder joint using finite element analysis (SELECTED)  AAS3       
4 Burr formation in blanking process (SELECTED)  ABA1  Burr is one of the main problem in precision sheet metal forming. In this project, the effect of die clearance to burr pattern, distribution and amount will be studied. Few sets of blanking dies will be fabricated with different die clearance and the profile of the burr will be scanned using 3D surface measurement technique    Experimental 
5 Production of cold rolled AA6061 strip with non-uniform section  ABA2  Cold rolling is one of the main process in producing metal product with profile. In this project, the student will requires to modify the developed cold rolling machine to suit with this project. The profile of rolled section will be examined using 3D surface measurement technique i.e. Alicona    Experimental 
6 Thinning problem in deep drawing process  ABA3  Thinning is one of the defect that commonly occurs in deep drawing process. In this study, the thinning pattern will be predicted using finite element method and optimized combination radii of die and punch will be proposed.     Simulation 
7 Dynamic characteristics of anisotropic materials using split Hopkinson pressure bar (SHPB)(SELECTED)  ARO1  The dynamic properties of the anisotropic materials (e.g. composite laminate) will be tested using split Hopkinson pressure bar (SHPB) at several velocity ranges. Keyword: Anisotropic materials, dynamic loading, pulse shaper, SHPB    Experimental 
8 Analysis on tensile characteristics of composite laminates using digital image correlation (DIC)  ARO2  The tensile property of composite laminates will be characterized using the digital image correlation (DIC) equipment together with the Universal Testing Machine (UTM). The analysis of the test results will be carried out to determine the strength and fracture properties of the materials Keywords: Composite materials, tensile loading, DIC    Experimental 
9 Development of resin infusion processing technique in the fabrication of composite panels  ARO3  The resin infusion technique will be used in the fabrication process of composite. The design of experience (DOE) will be utilized to systematically design the process parameters. In addition, ANOVA will be used to further analyze the results of the quality and mechanical property test data. Keywords: Composite panels, resin infusion, quality test, DOE, ANOVA    Experimental 
10 NiTi shape memory wire for orthodental   ASM1  The work involves survey and analysis on the use of NiTi wire for brazing. Collaboration work with the Dental School and IPPT USM. It also involves some experimental analysis on the application of this wire on human model.  Strong interest in materials is an added advantage.  Experimental, Analytical/Programming, Case study/Survey 
11 Design and fabrication of shape memory alloy toy (SELECTED)  ASM2  The work involves concept design of toy or gadget utilising the unique behaviour of NiTi shape memory alloy. It could be from the shape memory effect, or pseudoelastic, or two-way memory behaviours. The design may have potential for exhibition, competition or commercial development.  Strong interest in materials is an added advantage.  Experimental, Design 
12 Two-way shape memory training for actuator (SELECTED)  ASM3  The work involves deformation cyclic training of NiTi wire for the best two-way shape memory behaviour. The expected outcome of this work is to improve pseudoelastic and cycling behaviours of the alloy. All the works are experimental that involve the usage of furnace, metallography technique, DSC and tensile machine.  Strong interest in materials is an added advantage  Experimental, Design 
13 Design & development of the drying system of spray dryer equipment (SELECTED)  AYA1  Spray dryer convert food in liquid form to dry powder. The drying system is to turn reduce the water content of the food. The equipment is to be used by micro or small size manufacturer    Design 
14 Design & development of the spraying system of spray dryer equipment (SELECTED)  AYA2  Spray dryer convert food in liquid form to dry powder. The spray system turns the dried food into powder and dries it further. The equipment is to be used by micro or small size manufacturer    Design 
15 Design & development of low cost tablet making equipment  AYA3  Food supplement and medicine can come in compact solid form. An equipment is required to turn powdered food or medicine into compact tablet. The equipment is to be used by micro or small size manufacturer    Design 
16 Improving E-kanban system through work elements and interval studies (SELECTED)  CJF1  E-kanban, an electronic version of kanban system, is commonly used in industry for regulating work-in-processes (WIPs) between two non-adjacent production areas. Implementing E-kanban system needs to consider several factors, including supermarket size, kanban issuing frequency, WIP releasing policy at upstream and WIP accepting policy at downstream. This project relates to a case study in electronics assembly where the student will be given the exposure to the installed E-kanban system. The student responsibility includes investigating lean wastes inherent in such installation through work elements and interval studies, and later finding methods to improve the system. Implementation of improvements is expected.   Industrial project. Highly motivated.  Case study/Survey 
17 Developing standard operating procedures for cellular manufacturing (SELECTED)  CJF2  In cellular manufacturing, a cluster consists of a number of linked cells, all needed to manufacture a product family. A cellular manufacturing system is an advanced lean concept where its success implementation prerequisites fundamental lean tools, e.g. 5S, work standardization, team work and work balancing etc. The project looks into the enhancement of work standardization through refinement of standard operating procedures to suit such manufacturing system. Specifically, a research methodology is looked into to effectively develop the procedures based on previous version, in line with company continuous pursuit of lean. Five cells in a cluster of an electronics assembly plant will be attempted. Student is benefited to work on a real-life project.  Manufacturing student  Case study/Survey 
18 Product design to improve human living (SELECTED)  CJF3  This is a product design project where student will be given already identified product and structure to work on. The student is required to carry out design modeling on the product and its alternative designs in Solidworks. The second stage will have a small prototype constructed and tested under different environments. In the final stage, the student will be given the opportunity to develop the product specification for intellectual property application. The product is new, real, applicative and interesting. The project provides great opportunity to student to enhance his or her entrepreneurial skill. The project therefore needs a highly motivated and hand-on student (regardless the CGPA).   Some knowledge in Solidworks.  Design 
19 Experimental investigation of the bubble pump of coffee machine (SELECTED)  CKW1  Investigate the mass flow rate of coffee machine to optimise the energy use, and the taste.     Experimental, Analytical/Programming, Case study/Survey 
20 Investigation of soil cooling with the assistance of desiccant system (SELECTED)  CKW2  To enhance the soil cooling with the desiccant system.    Experimental, Analytical/Programming, Design 
21 Investigation of Einstein-Szilard refrigeration system (SELECTED)  CKW3  Set up and operate the 80-year-old designed by Albert Einstein and to optimise the performance of the system.    Experimental, Analytical/Programming, Design 
22 Study on Multi-layer Scanning Array units performance using Ultrasonic Transducer  EAB1      Analytical/Programming, Design 
23 Study on Thin Printed Circuit board with Appearance based and Model based method for Manufacturing line application.  EAB2      Experimental, Analytical/Programming, Design, Case study/Survey 
24 Design, Modelling and Fabrication of the Universal Jig Mechanism for Manufacturing Assembly line Application.  EAB3      Simulation, Case study/Survey 
25 A study on the mechanics of intermittent contact in wire assembly: Experimental analysis (SELECTED)  FY1  This is an industry related project. The problem is related to a wire assembly which demonstrated intermittent contact during usage. The work requires setting up a testing procedure to simulate load that causes the intermittent contact in the wire assembly. To measure the load and stresses to cause intermittent contact. To propose a failure stress that causes the intermittent contact based on the type of load applied.  Good in mechanics of materials and interest in experimental work.  Experimental, Analytical/Programming, Design 
26 A study on the mechanics of intermittent contact in wire assembly: Computational analysis (SELECTED)  FY2  This is an industry related project. The problem is related to a wire assembly which demonstrated intermittent contact during usage. The work requires setting up a computational program to simulate load that causes the intermittent contact in the wire assembly. To measure the load and stresses to cause intermittent contact. To propose a failure stress that causes the intermittent contact based on the type of load applied.  Good in mechanics of materials. Interest in computational modelling.  Simulation, Analytical/Programming 
27 Residual stress measurement using digital image correlation. (SELECTED)  FY3  To introduce a residual stress field to a standard compact tension crack specimen. A crack path is then introduced to the residual stress field. A digital image correlation system is then used to measure the change in the stress intensity along the crack path and to relate to fracture toughness of the material.  Good in mechanics of materials.   Experimental, Design 
28 solder joint modelling in electronic package (SELECTED)  IAA1      Simulation 
29 Fatigue prediction for solder ball in electronic package (SELECTED)  IAA2      Simulation 
30 Failure analysis in electronic package (SELECTED)  IAA3      Simulation 
31 Development of multi-axis spine tester (SELECTED)  IAR1      Simulation, Design 
32 FEM simulation of scoliosis growth pattern (SELECTED)  IAR2      Simulation 
33 Sustainability Evaluation of water pumping system  IAR3      Experimental, Design 
34 Injection moulding of kernaf fibre as environmental friendly substitute material for automotive component. Co-supervisor: Prof. Hazizan Md. Akil (Materials Engineering) (SELECTED)  JA1       
35 Investigation on the role of oxidation and oxygen getter (CaH2, TiH2 and MgH2) in solid state synthesis of NiTi. (SELECTED)  JA2       
36 Application of Rapid Prototyping in pre-operative planning of emergency cases. (SELECTED)  JA3       
37 Development of low cost gas sensor on paper or plastics substrates. (SELECTED)  KM1       
38 Design and fabrication of trailer for compact car Perodua Myvi. (SELECTED)  KM2       
39 Design and fabrication of combat handguns using 3D printer/Rapid Prototyping.  KM3       
40 Mining the mental disorder problems: Data mining case study (SELECTED)  LWP1  Poor mental health has been linked to many symptoms. Data mining can be used to study level of mental health outcomes. Suggestions are presented for using the classification or clustering approaches to relate potential groups of mental disorders. Information or behavioural patterns that distinguish between the normal and the mental disorders groups will be recognized. Mathematical model to represent mental disorder category will be developed.   Data mining/ Mathematical Modelling   Case study/Survey, Data Mining 
41 Time-series audio data clustering analysis (SELECTED)  LWP2  The study explores techniques to identify patterns in time-series audio data. The audio data is translated into numeric form for data mining analysis. Linear or non-linear dynamic model that would best represent the audio patterns will be determined.   Data mining/ Mathematical Modelling   Case study/Survey, Data Mining 
42 Integrating data mining approaches in understanding the dynamics of animal motions (SELECTED)  LWP3  The dynamics of animal motions relate to how physical forces interact with their body systems. For instance, to determine how strong should be the bones to support body weight as well as to deal with the optimum loads imposed on them. The study analyzes the efficiency of applying data mining works to relate the physical forces with the dynamical behavior of animal movements.  Data mining/ Mathematical Modelling   Case study/Survey, Data Mining 
43 Impact-induced deformation assessment in natural fiber composite plate using phase-shift shadow moiré (SELECTED)  MMR1  This study concerns the application of the phase-shift shadow moiré method to study the effect of material composition and fiber layout in natural fiber composite plates on the deformation caused by impact loads. The objective of the study is to formulate material compositions that are resistant to impact-induced deformation using the shadow moiré method as a tool for 3-D large area deformation measurement. The results of the measurement will be compared with the prediction of finite element analysis.  Knowledge in Matlab image processing  Experimental, Simulation 
44 Roughness measurement using CIS flatbed scanner (SELECTED)  MMR2  CIS flatbed scanner are used where depth of field is required in object scanning. In this research, a novel technique involving the use of scanned images will be developed for roughness measurement on milled surfaces. The objective of the study is to develop suitable image processing algorithms to process the scanned images and extract suitable parameters to be correlated with the results of stylus measurement.  Knowledge in Matlab Image Processing  Experimental, Analytical/Programming 
45 Improved method of projected area measurement in nano-indentation using image processing (SELECTED)  MMR3  In the nano-indentation process the contact area of the indent is determine by recording the depth of penetration and the known geometry of the Berkovich tip. Currently, there is no direct method of determining the contact area. In this study, an image of the indent will be captured using the Alicona 3D metrology system and the contact area will be determined using image processing tools. A comparison will be made to determine the hardness of the material using the geometry method and the direct measurement method.   Knowledge in Matlab Image Processing  Experimental, Analytical/Programming 
46 Benchmark Analysis of Finite Element Method for Fluid-Structure Interaction (SELECTED)  MRAR1  Use benchmark problems to assess the effectiveness of different finite element solvers to solve FSI problems.  Must use Linux, Ansys, and Fluent.   Simulation, Analytical/Programming 
47 Benchmark Analysis of Adaptive Finite Element Solvers  MRAR2  Assessment of adaptive methods in different open-source codes for FEM and the commercial FEA package ANSYS.  Must use Linux. Some programming skills  Simulation, Analytical/Programming 
48 Analysis of Nonlinear Effects in Thermoelectric Generator   MRAR3  To study sources of nonlinearity in a thermoelectric module   Must deal with a lot of Mathematics. Use Ansys for simulation  Simulation, Analytical/Programming 
49 CAD/CAM Application for CNC Milling (SELECTED)  MSAM1  This project has to be done for developing a process planning in CAD/CAM industry. An automatic process planning has to be produced for CNC Milling.  SolidWorks / Catia  Simulation 
50 Design Improvement of Tablet Pen   MSAM2  This project has to be done for improving the existing design of Tablet Pen. The Tablet Pen has to be developed based on industry standard.  SolidWorks / Catia  Design 
51 Innovative Design of Multipurpose Holder  MSAM3  This project has to be done to produce a design of Multipurpose Holder. Prototype has to be produced based on industry criterion.  SolidWorks / Catia  Design 
52 Design and development of automated surface finishing system for industrial storage tank  MSCJ1    Collaboration with industry   Design 
53 Characteristics Study of An Emulsified Biofuel for Diesel Engine Application (SELECTED)  MYI1  This study is aimed for developing an emulsified bio-fuel as an alternative fuel for diesel engine application. The emulsification of biofuel is done by two different methods which are by High Speed Mixer and Ultrasonic Homogenizer. Experimental study is required to characterize critical parameters of emulsified biofuel in terms of stability period and visualization. Their properties will be investigated and compared with diesel fuel properties.    Experimental 
54 Characteristics Study of Briquetting of Biomass Material (SELECTED)  MYI2  This study deals with a briquetting process of biomass material for improving its properties and commercial values. Densification of biomass into briquettes of higher density than original bulk density of the material will improve its physical and chemical properties that include density, moisture content, heating value, ash content and also mechanical properties such as impact, compressive strength, as well as handling and storage.     Experimental 
55 Development of Hydraulic Briquetting Press Machine (SELECTED)  MYI3  This project will cover design, manufacture and test of a small-scale hydraulic briquetting press machine for densification of biomass material into briquettes. The physical and chemical properties of the briquettes will also be studied.    Experimental 
56 Effect of silver content in wave soldering process  MZA1  The project is required to use CFD software and experiment to simulate the wave soldering of pin through hole process.  Motivated and interested in simulation works  Experimental, Simulation 
57 Effect of heat head rate on thermal resistance of electronic packaging (SELECTED)  MZA2  The project is related to heat transfer problem. The experimental set-up is required and the measurement of thermal resistance will be obtained. The CFD software will be used to predict the thermal contact resistance of PBGA package and will be compared with the experimental results.  Motivated student and interested with CFD simulation  Experimental, Simulation 
58 Effect of aspect ratio on the multi-stacked chips during encapsulation process (SELECTED)  MZA3  Various aspect ratio and arrangement of stacked chips will be carried out. CFD/FEA software will be used to predict the encapsulation process and deformation behaviour of the chips.   Motivated student and interested in simulation works  Simulation 
59 The effects of laminate stacking sequence on impact and energy absorption behaviour of coir/aramids hybrid composite (SELECTED)  RA1  Impact resistance can be defined as the ability of a material to absorb energy during fracture. The total fracture energy absorbed by a material during impact should correspond to the amount of damage in one or more modes of rupture. The higher the energy absorption, the tougher the material is. When dealing with laminated composites, this rule is complicated, since laminated plates have a unique failure mechanism of delamination. The stacking sequence in hybrid laminates was found to play a critical role in controlling plastic deformation and delamination. This implies that the stacking sequence is a major factor governing the overall energy absorbing capability of the hybrid structure. This research provide an understanding of the effects of fabric stacking sequence towards the impact behaviour and failure effects of hybrid (coir/aramids) composite.      
60 Impact and energy absorption behaviour of coir/aramids textile hybrid composite: Effects of impactor speed (SELECTED)  RA2  Researchers had found that heterogeneous and anisotropic materials had the capability to mitigate damage when impacted due to various mechanisms to transform the kinetic energy of the penetrator into actions that can change the materials response for instance opening extensive crack surfaces and spreading (de-localizing) the damage zone, plastic deformation, buckling and other dynamic instabilities. Fibre reinforced composite materials are typically exhibit anisotropy. Some properties may vary depending upon which geometric axis or plane they are measured along. The uniqueness of fibre reinforced composite materials is that mechanical properties of the materials can be tailored to fit with application. On concern to the use of the novel idea of hybrid (coir/aramids) textile laminated composite as materials for impact resistance, there is a need to understand the static and dynamic behaviour. Energy absorption capability is an important property of the composites to impact loading since there is a correlation between energy absorption and failure modes. It is therefore useful to understand the effect of a constituent parameter on the energy absorption capability on novel hybrid composite structure. By controlling the amount of energy absorbed and energy released, things that can harm the machines, human or any products can be avoided. It is hard to obtain information such as deformation and failure process periodically through dynamic testing. Therefore, quasi-static test was crucial. This research is important to analyse the effects of impactor speed towards the impact behaviour and damage extent of the hybrid composite.     
61 Impact and energy absorption behaviour of ceramic material (SELECTED)  RA3       
62 The effect of cold rolling and subsequent annealing on industrial metal (SELECTED)  RMN1  In this work, the optimised parameter of cold rolling and subsequent annealing on industrial metal will be studied.  Manufacturing technology  Experimental, Simulation, Design 
63 Tribological properties of aluminium component (SELECTED)  RMN2  In this work, aluminium component from industry will be subjected to dry and wet abrasion. The friction and wear will be studied using pin-on-disc method.  Tribological theory behind the motion and physical science on matter is an added advantage.  Experimental, Simulation 
64 Tribological optimisation of aluminium block (SELECTED)  RMN3  In this work the results of wear and friction of aluminium block on dry abrasion will be optimised and the parameter involved will be investigated to get the empirical formulation.  Minitab knowledge on Response Surface Method is an added advantage.  Experimental, Simulation, Data Mining 
65 Examine And Determine The Impact Of Continuous Improvement Project from Production Perspective (SELECTED)   SK1  The aim of this project is to develop a framework in identifying and analyzing the requirement of continuous improvement procedure in order to achieve World Class Manufacturing and to increase the utilization of the production in the industrial sector. The project will involve the following: 1.Understand the relationship between CI and WCM 1.Develop a method for collecting the data regarding for the CI 2.Design and develop a shop floor using WITNESS simulation software 3.Run experiments and collect data on the different production control system 4.Analyse and report on the best production method   Good Analytical Skill Understanding of work measurement and time study Real experience in industrial engineering is added advantage   Experimental, Simulation, Analytical/Programming 
66 Examine And Determine The Impact Continuous Improvement Project from Quality Perspective (SELECTED)  SK2  The aim of this project is to develop a framework in identifying and analyzing the requirement of continuous improvement procedure in order to achieve World Class Manufacturing and to increase the utilization of the quality in the industrial sector. The project will involve the following: 1.Understand the relationship between CI and WCM 2.Develop a method for collecting the data regarding for the CI 3.Design and develop a shop floor using WITNESS simulation software 4.Run experiments and collect data on the different production control system 5.Analyse and report on the best production method   Good Analytical Skill Understanding of work measurement and time study Real experience in industrial engineering is added advantage   Experimental, Simulation, Analytical/Programming 
67 Examine And Determine The Impact of Continuous Improvement Project from Machine Perspective (SELECTED)  SK3  The aim of this project is to develop a framework in identifying and analyzing the requirement of continuous improvement procedure in order to achieve World Class Manufacturing and to increase the utilization of the machine in the industrial sector. The project will involve the following: 1.Understand the relationship between CI and WCM 2.Develop a method for collecting the data regarding for the CI 3.Design and develop a shop floor using WITNESS simulation software 4.Run experiments and collect data on the different production control system 5.Analyse and report on the best production method   Good Analytical Skill Understanding of work measurement and time study Real experience in industrial engineering is added advantage   Experimental, Simulation, Analytical/Programming 
68 Design improvement of Dental Implant (SELECTED)  SS1  During this project, studies on the dental implant will be carried out. The anatomy of the teeth and mandible will be studied. The force body diagram will also be studied on the teeth as well as dental implant to determine the force and stress exerted on both teeth and dental implant. Studies will also be carried out on different types of dental implant and titanium dental implant is focused on. Occurrence of bone remodeling or bone resorption on dental implant will be studied. The relationship between occlusal loading on dental implant and bone density will also be studied. The location of one single unit of dental implant will be identified and design and simulation on the dental implant will be carried out using finite element method or analysis with ANSYS software.  This project involves design and simulation using software.  Simulation 
69 Design improvement of Uncemented Hip Implant  SS2  The main objective of this project is to develop an approach to investigate different types of hip implant designs. The objectives can be summarized as follows: •To do a modeling of hip implants with different design such as variety of cross-section and neck properties. •To see the effect of changing parameters such as cross-section, neck diameter and neck angle. •Do the simulation on that assembly model and exhibit the stress distribution, deformation and bending stress. •Keep optimize the cross-sections, neck properties and geometry profiles until it exhibit good results. In order to achieve the objectives stated above, a numerical method finite element modeling and Analyses (FEA) were adopted. Furthermore, CAD software which is Solidwork is used to create the various types modeling of hip implant.   Solidwork and ANSYS  Simulation 
70 Design and Analysis of Knee Implant during deep Flexion  SS3  The purpose for this project is to model the total knee replacement part and analyzes a three-dimensional finite element of the model during deep flexion on deep flexion activities. The result from the analysis will be used for design improvement.  Solid works; ANSYS  Simulation 
71 Development of self-learning classification algorithm for electronic components on PCBAs (SELECTED)  YKS1  Program/reprogram an automatic optical inspection system is time consuming yet inevitable especially for those electronics manufacturing service (EMS) providers with high mix low volume assemblies. To eliminate this program/reprogram procedure, a self-learning enabled pattern classification algorithm is to be developed in this project. This algorithm is not only able to locate and classify the existing mounted electronic components but also possesses the ability to ‘learn’ the new electronic components which do not exist in the training data. This leaning ability could increase the flexibility and capability of the algorithm to tackle a variety of PCBAs without the direct intervention of the human programmer.   Image processing and machine vision   Analytical/Programming 
72 Conversion of 4 stroke petrol engine into steam engine. (SELECTED)  ZAZA1  The project is to convert a 4 stoke petrol engine into a 2 stroke steam engine. A 4 stroke engine's cam shaft has been already been modified. The engine will be coupled to a DC generator and electrical load to produce electrical power. Compressed air at various pressure will be used initially to characterize the engine. Then saturated steam will then be supplied to the engine at various pressures. The power generated and efficiency of the engine is to be determined.    Experimental 
73 Waste plastic to oil conversion   ZAZA2  There are a lot of plastic waste material being dumped into the landfill and they are not degradable. This project looks at converting the waste plastic via heating process into vapor and condense the vapor into oil. The system has been developed and used gas stove as heating source. The oil sample will then be analyzed. Various plastic materials will be used in this project.The oil yield from the system and quality of the oil are to be determined.    Experimental 
74 Carbonization of municipal solid waste (SELECTED)  ZAZA3  There is a lot MSW generated and all of it go to the landfill. There is a large proportion of organic material in MSW that can be converted into charcoal via thermal treatment. The charcoal can then be ground and made into briquettes or use as fertilizer in the garden. The quality of the charcoal, time taken for the process and the temperature are to be determined.    Experimental 
75 Optimization of engine mount location and orientation (SELECTED)   ZMR1  The engine mount affects the engine roll and sway and manifest as engine vibration. For engine used in power tools these can affect the hand arm vibration and harmful to the operator. The project will determine the optimum arrangement of the engine to minimize vibration   Good understanding of vibration and programming in Matlab or Simulink. Must enjoy working with vibration measurement and modeling. If you are “not hardworking” type please do not pick this topic  Experimental, Simulation 
76 Application of imposing node technique to attenuate handle vibration in wide band excitation  ZMR2  The vibration of a beam at a particular point can be made to be minimum by imposing a node to it. How can we maximize the frequency band over which the node exist?   Very philosophical! Good understanding of vibration and programming in Matlab or Simulink. Must enjoy working with vibration measurement and modeling. If you are “not hardworking” type please do not pick this topic  Simulation 
77 Development of intelligent motor assist bicycle (SELECTED)  ZMR3       
78 Automating Kuka robot program selection using machine vision based on object recognition (SELECTED)  ZS1  An automated drilling process for Airbus 320 composite panel is under development using robot arm and machine vision. Machine vision application needs to be developed to recognize 24 different composite panels from usb web camera using raspberry pi micro-controller. The result of the of the object recognition will be utilized by the Kuka robot to automatically select the suitable program to drill the recognized panel.     
79 Improving Kuka robot positioning precision using machine vision (SELECTED)  ZS2  An automated drilling process for Airbus 320 composite panel is under development using robot arm and machine vision. Machine vision application needs to be developed to locate the position of composite panel during drilling process from usb web camera using raspberry pi micro-controller. The precise location of the composite panel will be utilized by the Kuka robot to improve the positioning precision.     
80 Performance Prediction of Series-Connected Multi-cell Batteries with Single Cell Battery for Hybrid Electric Motorcycle Energy Management System (SELECTED)  ZS3  Student will evaluate performance of a single-cell battery and the multi-cell batteries by connecting the same type (or rating) the single cell batteries in series. The outcome of this project will be used as design input for hybrid electric motorcycle currently being developed in control laboratory. Problem statement: Usually, manufacturer only provide data for single cell battery, under situation where the battery needs to be connected in series to increase the output voltage, the users/researchers are suffering in finding out the characteristics of the series-connected batteries effectively. This work can be done through battery analyzer. However, this device is expensive and inefficient. An accurate description of series-connected multi-cell batteries allows research and development work done more efficiently.