Archived Projects

Advance Combustion Technology-Low Emission Scooter

MAE

Background:

As global carbon emissions from fossil fuel increase every year¹, there is an ever growing demand for renewable energy and a means for low-emission transportation. This project is centered on measuring the emissions from a Yamaha Vino 50cc scooter when using alternative fuels with the overarching goal to develop a low-emission scooter.

 

Goal and Objectives:

1.Develop a test bed consisting of the Vino 50cc Scooter and a Mustang Dynamometer that measures:

          ●Air intake and exhaust gas temperature

Airdrop Solutions

Airdrop Solutions' logo
MAE

Airdrop Solutions is a project team contract by UCI’s UAV Forge to assist in designing and refining UAV Forge’s current design of components. UAV Forge participates in a yearly competition called AUVSI SUAS and is required to deploy a UGV and land on a 12.192 m (40 ft) circular target as one of its tasks (i.e. the Airdrop task). A UAV would fly on the course, passing through waypoints, and then complete the Airdrop task inside the designated boundaries to do the Airdrop task.

Anteater Formula Racing (FSAE Internal Combustion)

Anteater Formula Racing's 2019 Racecar on the Endurance track at Formula SAE Lincoln 2019
MAE

Anteater Formula Racing builds an open-wheel, internal-combustion race car inspired by Formula 1 and IndyCar racing to compete at Formula SAE California, a world-renowned collegiate vehicle design competition. It challenges project engineers to maximize vehicle performance, validate their design choices and methods, and develop professional presentation skills. Forty-five engineering students participate in the design, manufacturing and testing phases to gain the engineering skills needed for industry in a highly-technical, fast-paced and competitive environment. The team collectively spends over 10,000 man-hours each year developing the car and its subsystems alongside engineering coursework.

Auto Tracking and Following vehicle

EECS

There are cars could follow traffic or maintain in the lane and keep distance. We wish to design a module, that allow our vehicle to follow a target object in complex situation where there are interference from non-targeting objects. This module could then be implemented to other vehicles platforms such as drones.

Automated Single Slot Tester

MAE

Background

Astronics Test Systems has developed a semiconductor test system, the Single Slot Tester (SST), to meet the demand of low throughput test systems in industry. The current SST requires a technician to individually place DUT’s (Device Under Test) into the BIB (Burn In Board) and remove after testing is completed.

Goal and Objectives

The goal of this project is to integrate Astronic’s existing SST with a FANUC six axis robot to fully automate the testing process.

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DBF 189 Capstone

MAE

This is the payload subteam of the AIAA Design Build Fly Team at UCI. Our subteam is in charge of designing the fuselage to hold vaccine syringes and the drop mechanism to release the syringes. Our goal is to release syringes carefully and quickly to deliver as many syringes as possible without compromising the integrity.

EDI: Waste to Energy

MAE

Background

Since 1997, the Kyoto Protocol was implemented to set regulations on GHG emissions through Carbon Credits. As a result, we are tasked with the reduction of CO2 emissions and creating an algorithm to find the best possible solution.

Express Car Wash Site Design and Traffic Impact Analysis

CEE

Project Description:

The FAB 4 and RK Engineering will collaborate to study trip generation rates, queuing and vacuum/parking area counts at various express car washes locations in Orange County. With the gathered data, The FAB 4 will design and prepare a conceptual site plan for a new express car wash in Santa Ana. Factors in consideration included project size, zoning, queuing/parking demand. Finally, a Traffic Impact Study (TIS) will be prepared to evaluate the impacts of the project.  

FALL 2018: Orchard Hills Land Development

CEE

Orchard Hills is a land development project that aims to deliver innovative lifestyles while meeting the demands of the surrounding communities it serves. Located in northern Irvine, bounded by roads 133, 261 and 241, this region conserves wildlife while actively facilitating space for the existing agargian economy. Free veteran housing was a continual priority throughout design based off the sociocultural climate of Irvine.

FALL 2018: Orchard Hills Senior Housing and Recreational District

CEE

In light of UC Irvine’s status as a leading university in eco-friendliness, LLPH Development aims to develop a space that will serve as a green space, or “suburban oasis”, to the City of Irvine. The space will provide residents a pleasant travel destination minutes away from their homes. Our focus is to harness clean sources of energy and minimize our carbon footprint.  

FALL 2018: Site Developing Plan: Irvine Planning Area 1

CEE

The City of Irvine is looking for proposals to develop Planning Area 1 (PA1). LCC inc. has developed a land development project proposal for the 3911-acre land and is planning on developing PA1 by adding recreational activities that attract the local and international community. The recreational plan includes an anime theme park, a hiking trail, and a downtown area.

FALL 2018: Site Development Plan for PA 1 - Tierra Engineering Group

CEE

The City of Irvine has sent bids for future project plans for Planning Area One, located in the northeast corner of Irvine. Planning Area One is 3,625 acre area of undeveloped lands and can provide the city potential economic growth. Tierra Engineering Group is composed of 4 members with many differernt area of expertise. Moreover, Tierra Engineering Group designed a conceptual development that include an amusement park and Asian focused commercial area.

FALL 2018: Site Development Plan for PA1

CEE

The project proposes a new development in Planning Area 1 in the City of Irvine, CA. The approximately 4200 acre lot will be established into a mixed-use development consisting of commercial, industrial, and agricultural. The main aspects of the development will focus around a vineyard and estates. The estates will provide the residents with a high quality of living and will be tailored to wine enthusiasts. Attractions, such as, hot air balloon, a museum, winery will be implemented onto the site boosting the economy and creating a space for recreation. 

FALL 2018: Site Development Plan for PA1

CEE

MRC Engineering wants to share their plans for Orchard Hills development in Irvine, California! Irvine is known as a safe quite city with a few destinations for entertainment. MRC Engineering wants to bring LA life to the beautiful city of Irvine. The firm proposes to design an observatory, museum, concert hall, and hotels surrounded by commercial property!

FALL 2018: Site Development Plan for Planning Area 1 - Orchard Hills Development

CEE

Our firm, RPM & Associates has been given the opportunity to develop Planning Area 1, also known as Orchard Hills. Our team plans to follow the City of Irvine's general plan and create a development to improve economic prosperity, ensure safety, and ultimately improve the quality of life for all its residents. A main component of this development will be the Multi-Use Event Center (Stadium) which will be created to host events and major sporting events.

Fastener-less Flange

UCI School of Engineering Relativity Space Logo
MAE

Relativity Space has partnered with UCI to create a senior design project set to redesign the flange. With bolted flanges currently being the primary method of reversable attachment of two pipes it’s simple design and out of date manufacturing process has left much room for improvement. We have set forth to design, test and manufacture a prototype flange that is 3D printed, light weight, and maintains ASME flange standards.

FUSION Robot Pupper: Team Hachiko

MAE

This project was to make a robotic quadruped in the form of a dog.  It should be able to be voice-controlled using recognized commands to move via servo-controlled leg joints as well as perform speech output.  To achieve this, we utilized 3-D printed material for the chassis and legs as well as bearings for structural support.  These parts hold a “Raspberry Pi 4” connected to a servo hat that leads to 12 different servos, three for each leg.  As far as software, we imported a voice recognition library, taking advantage of Google’s voice recognition taking input from a USB microphone and outputting from a speaker.

Hesperia Lift Station Design

CEE

Pure Vision is working along with engineers at HDR, to design a lift station in the city of Hesperia in order to divert flow to the regional wastewater treatment plant. This project will benefit the residents of Hesperia. The lift station will be located in the middle of a residential area and will be surrounded by tall walls with an odor control system favorable to the residents in the community. This system will receive 1 MGD of wastewater from the new local neighborhood that will be diverted to the regional wastewater facility.

Hoag Bone Plate Fixation Project

BME
MAE

The Hoag Bone Plate Fixation Project is a design project sponsored by Hoag Orthopedics consisting of MAE/BME/MSE students that are tasked to identify geometry and material for orthopedic plates that provides imporved fracture fixation. By improving the frictional interface of the bone-plate surface, the re-designed plates hope to reduce shearing and micromotion of plates, and in term decrease the cases of failed fracture fixations in patients. 

Hoag Bone Plate Fixation Project

BME
MAE

The Hoag Bone Plate Fixation Project is a design project sponsored by Hoag Orthopedics consisting of MAE/BME/MSE students. The purpose of the project is to improve the overall design of the current bone plate which is an smooth metal plate implant held together by surgical screws used to immobilize fractured bone segments. A textured bone plate should provide more friction between the bone and the plate. The screws in both the smooth bone plate and the textured bone plate are compared which will be used to determine if increased friction between the plate and the bone reduces failure of the screws. The re-designed plates hope to reduce failure in the screws which will decrease the number of failed fixations in patients. 

HyperXite

MAE

Established in 2015, HyperXite is a team of undergraduate students endeavoring to build a Hyperloop pod.

HyperXite has competed in the past four Spacex Hyperloop Pod Competitions. In Competition I, HyperXite was one of the semifinalists and placed fifth for their overall design worldwide. Additionally, the HyperXite pod was one of the only air levitated pods to be tested within the Hyperloop itself during Competition II and placed in the top 6. In the past two competitions, HyperXite was one of the top 22 finalists to attend comeptition in Hawthorne, CA.  

This year, HyperXite will not be attending the SpaceX Hyperloop pod competition but will instead build a small-scale pod to be tested on the team's own test track. 

Multifunctional Solar Updraft Tower

CEE

The purpose of the project is to design a building structure that incorporates an optimum environment for energy generation. Our design incorporates the solar updraft concept, which uses air movements to rotate turbines and generate energy. By optimizing the surface area of the structure, the sun is then used to heat the air causing it to move upward at an increasing velocity, therefore turning the turbines and generating energy. The structure will act as a multifunction facility, consisting of wind turbines for energy generation and occupiable space  (i.e.

UAV Forge - Guidance Navigation and Control

MAE

UAV Forge is an interdisciplinary team that competes in the Student Unmanned Aerial Systems Competition (SUAS) hosted by the AUVSI. This competition involves teams programming and designing both an unmanned ground and aerial vehicle to undergo missions laid out by the rules. The Guidance Navigation and Control subteam researches alternative methods to land the ground vehicle as well as program it to navigate to given waypoints. 

UC Irvine Solar Airplane

MAE

UC Irvine Solar Airplane aims to optimize a low-cost unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) for which flight time will be extended, powered by solar panels, by 30 minutes after battery-life . The UAV's main goal is to aid with disaster relief efforts using a GPS and a camera to relay constant feedback to the operators during the duration of the flight. UC Irvine Solar Airplane is a team of currently 37 diverse members from various majors and ages.