Safety and Life Cycle Cost Analysis (LCAA) of a Network of Dual-Lane Multi-Modal Roundabouts

Modern roundabouts have become a subject of great interest and attention over the last few years. Compared to regular signalized intersections, roundabouts have the potential to reduce vehicular delay, emissions and increase safety. The objectives of this study is to conduct a life cycle cost analysis (LCCA) to examine the short and long term benefits from a multi modal perspective. This research aims to articulate a more thorough understanding of safety and operational performance of multimodal roundabout based on LCAA.

The Economic and Social Impact of Non-Motorized Outdoor Activity in Public Spaces in Alberta

The purpose of this research is to create a model for evaluating the socio-economic contributions of human-powered outdoor activities to Alberta.
This model will be used to help inform/educate policy makers at the municipal and provincial level to influence debate around the use, management and the allocation of government resources to public spaces.
The Alberta Minister of Environment and Parks has requested this research, to ensure that organizations representing non-motorized outdoor activity in public spaces and on Crown lands receive equal representation and provide a more robust input in

Estimating reservoir changes in a heavy oil reservoir through application of anelasticity and rock physics analysis to time-lapse seismic data

Oil-sands reservoirs offer huge resource potential with very low decline rates compared to other unconventional exploration targets. Unfortunately, this comes with the trade-off of requiring high initial investment as well as high operating costs. In order for such projects to be economic in the long-term, it is essential that we monitor changes in the reservoir to maximize production and by extension, return.
Time-lapse (4D) seismic monitoring is a common, cost-effective means of monitoring changes in reservoir due to production. Using amplitude vs.

Investigation of the Health Benefits of a Novel Sourdough Fermented Pasta

There are several factors driving an insatiable market for natural health products in the Canadian marketplace, including growing consumer interest in food-health relationships, rising healthcare costs and an aging population. One growing natural health food niche includes fermented foods that are becoming increasingly recognized for their health benefits. This project aims to explore the benefits of a new type of fermented product, sourdough pasta (‘Pasta Fermentata™’) created by Kaslo Sourdough’s proprietary fermentation technology, on the regulation of blood glucose and gut health.

Using Mobile Augmented Reality for Customized STEM Education

Discovery Agents is a leader in mobile, augmented reality educational technology, with products and services intended to enhance student and teacher experiences within informal and formal educational settings. With a growing industry demand for diverse science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) professionals, this study proposes to examine the impact of the Discovery Agents Mission Builder tool on STEM learning and perceptions among middle school students.

Amplifying the Developmental Impact of the Ernest C. Manning Youth Innovation Awards: An Evidence-Based Design for the First Canadian Youth Innovator Mentorship Network

By studying the key features of these top achieving youth innovators, we will gather evidence via research to learn more about what drives them, what supports they need and how mentors (anywhere) can be engaged well to support them. The result of the project will be an organization and process design for the development of the first (online) Canadian youth mentorship network aimed at connecting youth to important people, expertise, knowledge and institutions. There is too little research and support for our high-achieving young Canadian innovators.

Combined Physical Testing and Finite Element Modelling of Masonry Systems

Finite element modelling (FEM) can be used enhance the understanding of physical testing results and will be applied to two distinct structural problems. The first problem will involve compressive testing of concrete masonry units, and the second problem will involve the performance of adhered stone veneer under wind loading. Compressive testing has been conducted previously on standard compressive testing samples and numerical modelling will build on these results to evaluate and potentially modify current code factors to improve their accuracy.

Bow Valley Innovations Carbon Capture Technology

Using solids to trap carbon dioxide is an alternative to the conventional and expensive solution based method. The Shimizu group at the University of Calgary has developed an outstanding candidate solid for CO2 capture from flue gas streams based on laboratory studies. This proposal will expand the experience of three interns to bridge science to process and system level engineering while offering expanded professional experience through networking with Bow Valley Innovations, the patent licensee, and their partners.

The enhanced use of numerical methods for reservoir description using well test and production data

Many reservoir engineering studies are based on simplified equations to analyze the production data. However, in many situations such as shale gas reservoirs, these approaches cannot provide the accurate results in presence of non-homogeneous complexities. This project is aimed to use numerical simulation and novel workflows to tackle the limitations of the current analytical methods. These studies are performed using a state-of-the-art reservoir simulation (tNavigator by Rock Flow Dynamics).

Understanding Co-located Attendance with Technology in Classrooms

Recent technological advancements led to the emergence of technology-enabled collaborative environments in which students work together on different activities. In such settings, the first step is to determine the participants who are present and take part in the collaborative activities. We are interested in the attendance-taking process itself as a collaborative activity, and plan to learn more about its theory and practice, and to study new ways in which it can be applied using cutting edge collaborative technologies.