Jozsef Kövecses

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The development and evaluation of a novel surgical spine procedure into a physics driven virtual reality FEM training platform

2018/19-2019/20 • $382,954 • PI,CO
From a biomechanical perspective, spinal surgeries are one of the most difficult, because of the complexity and intricacy of the mechanical system of the spine. Recent advancements in biomechanics, computer simulation techniques, and finite element method (FEM) models have enabled researchers to...

Efficient modelling and simulation of mechanical systems

2017/18-2019/20 • $375,000 • PI,CO
This proposal is a continuation of the previous successful collaboration with CMLabs Simulations. It builds on the results achieved in the previous projects of this collaboration. We will continue and expand the work to investigate some of the important, challenging problems in dynamics...

Modelling and simulation of vehicle-terrain and object-terrain interactions

2017/18-2019/20 • $226,000 • PI,CO
Physical contact interactions with unstructured environment is the core element in the functioning of mechanical systems representing off-road vehicles, various types of construction machinery, and other platforms. This project deals with methods for interactive real-time simulation of vehicles...

Applying Additive manufacturing to Aluminum tool part design

2019/20 • $130,584 • PI,CO
Additive Manufacturing (AM) refers to an emerging class of technologies that build 3D objects by the controlled addition of materials in a layer-by-layer fashion, at or near their final shape, with or without complex internal structures, using a minimum amount of machining.Dies and molds, from...

Computational Dynamics of Mechanical Systems

2019/20 • $46,000 • PI
This application aims at supporting the core components of my research program in the areas of Dynamics of Mechanical Systems. My research program deals with a broad range of topics in Dynamics ranging from fundamental theoretical work to research projects with industrial partners. My research...

Dynamics of Mechanical Systems

2014/15-2018/19 • $165,000 • PI
This Discovery Grant application aims at supporting the core components of my research program in the areas of Dynamics of Mechanical Systems. My research program deals with a broad range of topics in Dynamics ranging from fundamental theoretical work to research projects with industrial...

Dynamics simulation of large-scale multibody systems

2014/15-2016/17 • $300,000 • PI,CO
Contact is of central importance in mechanics; it is also the key element in many applications of modelling and simulation technologies, and virtual environments. A particularly challenging problem is the simulation of the operation of large articulated mechanical systems that come to physical...

Modelling and analysis methods and tools to support mobile robotics design and control: phase 2

2016/17 • $62,000 • PI,CO
This new proposal represents the continuation of the existing collaboration and builds on the previous CRDproject that has just been completed. In our collaboration, we have been studying rovers operating onunstructured terrain, particularly soft soil. We develop dynamic models, analytical and...

Developing bottom hole assembly deflection design optimization platform

2014/15-2015/16 • $140,000 • PI,CO
Directional drilling is the preferred worldwide method of drilling by virtue of its increased versatility over conventional vertical drilling, mainly by exploitation of reservoirs in shale formations. To drill a curved trajectory, a bend is required in the downhole motor. In recent years, there...

Force Feedback Interface for Spiri

2015/16 • $25,000 • PI
Spiri is a personal, programmable flying robot under development by Halifax-based company, Pleiades. It features a wide variety of sensors and measurement instrumentation that can be better utilized for improved human-machine interaction. Pleiades is currently seeking to explore new ways to...

Mechanical intelligence in haptic interfacing with digital worlds

2012/13-2014/15 • $390,000 • PI,CO
Humans traditionally exchange information and communicate with their physical environment via their five senses: hearing, sight, touch, smell, and taste. Haptic interaction generally refers to the sense of touch. Today, physical environments are replaced with digital representations in an...

Representations, modelling, and simulation of dynamic systems

2012/13-2014/15 • $150,000 • PI
Dynamic modelling, simulation and analysis play an increasingly important role in many strategic areas of industry and technology development. In this project we address some fundamental problems in these areas that are of particular importance in industrial applications of large scale dynamic...

Modelling and Analysis Methods and Tools to Support Mobile Robotics Design and Control

2011/12-2013/14 • $150,000 • PI,CO
Wheeled mobile robots operating on unstructured terrain play an important role in many applications. This project aims at the development of advanced methods, models, and tools to assist in the design, control, and operation of such robotic systems. An important part in the proposed project is...

Computational dynamics of mechanical systems

2010/11-2013/14 • $144,000 • PI
This research program addresses the development and applications of a novel framework for dynamics modelling, analysis, control, and design of mechanical systems. This framework will expand the current boundaries of analytical mechanics and will establish methods to the solution of a number of...

Analysis of haptic mechanisms

2013/14 • $25,000 • PI
In this project we will address the analysis of mechanisms for haptic applications particularly for the W5Ddevice which is one of the main products of Entact Robotics. The W5D is a multipurpose haptic device forinterfacing computer-generated virtual environments. The company is developing...

Dynamic system parameter identification using MapleSim

2012/13 • $25,000 • PI
In this project we will address dynamic system parameter identification problems in MapleSim that is one of the principal products of Maplesoft. The company has problems with optimizing formulations and algorithm selection for dynamic parameter identification. Parameter identification plays a...