Mechanical Engineering

Bismuth Polymer Composite for Additive Manufacturing of Flexible Radiation Shielding

The project aims to study the use of bismuth-polymer composite using flexible polymers in additive manufacturing to replace the use of lead as a conventional radiation shielding material in medical applications.

Recycling Polymer Blend made from Post-used Styrofoam and Polyethylene for Fuse Deposition Modelling

The present project focus on Recycling Polymer Blend made from Post-used Styrofoam and Polyethylene for Fuse Deposition Modelling. The filament made from this recycled material will be able use for most commercial FDM 3D printer

Recycling Polymer Blend made from Post-used Styrofoam and Polypropylene For Fuse Deposition Modelling

The present project focus on Recycling Polymer Blend made from Post-used Styrofoam and Polypropylene for Fuse Deposition Modelling. The filament made from this recycled material will be able use for most commercial FDM 3D printer.

Effect of infill pattern and lattice structure on the mechanical properties of 3D-printed metal polylactide filament

The present work aimed to systematically investigate the effects of infill patterns on the deformation and failure behaviors of metal-based polylactide structures, fabricated by the fused deposition modeling (FDM) process. The effects of infill patterns on the mechanical properties and relative energy absorption of the composite structures were analyzed.

Modification of an Acoustic Panel through the alteration of 3D printing infill patterns

The project focuses on optimising the sound absorption performance of an acoustic panel, made of PLA-Wood fibre composite, through the modifications of 3D-printing infill patterns. The approaches in analysing and identifying the suitable parameters will be conducted through simulation with ANSYS Acoustic Software and validated experimentally.

Green biocomposite as backing layer in solar panel

The present project will be focusing on the preparation and characterization of a green composite to replace the fossil base backsheet as protective layer in solar panel. The green composite consists of biobased polylactic acid and natural filler named vetiver powder.

Antibacterial property evaluation of nano colloidal silver

The present project focuses on synthesizing nano-silver colloid using anodization technique. The synthesized colloid exhibits antibacterial property, which can be used as disinfectant spray.

Reduction of energy consumption for tire test room

The project focuses on the research behind Continental Malaysia’s Tire Test Room using SolidWorks models and ANSYS simulations to develop a model to understand about maintaining temperature stability and how to reach the required temperature in the most efficient manner during tire testing.

Harvesting energy from vehicle transportation on highways using piezoelectric and thermoelectric technologies

The present project uses piezoelectric and thermoelectric technologies to harvest energy from moving vehicles on highways. The concept of the energy harvesting system will be demonstrated through a lab-scale model. It is expected that the large-scale implementation of the system can provide adequate energy for low-power electronics.

Design of a Planter Box with Dual Light Source

This project aims to design and develop a planter box that supports dual light source with urban households as the primary target users. Apart from investigating the impact of dual lighting sources on plant growth, other considerations are to improve on the aspects of total cost, consumable resources, and footprint.

A study to compare the fouling resistance and self-cleaning properties of two patterned surfaces with an unpatterned control surface.

This project aims to compare the efficacy of a biomimetic topography with a regular, topography (i.e. with uniform geometry) at biofouling control using both Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and experimental method where the experimental methods employed involve 3D printing and soft lithography.

Improvement and analysis of cam-follower mechanism for a passive parallel lower limb exoskeleton

This project aims to explore the potential of utilizing green composite, consists of biobased polylactic acid (PLA) filled with vetiver filler, as backsheet to replace the Tedlar. Vetiver is a plant that shows promising benefits, it has a naturally antiseptic and cooling property that is traditionally used as a cooling screen. To prepare this backing layer (backsheet), the vetiver powder is mixed with 5 g of coconut oil as the plasticizer and a varying composition of polylactic acid (PLA) of 80% wt, 85% wt, 90% wt, 95% wt and 100% wt.

Geometry design and optimization of piston by using finite element method

This project aims to design and analyze different piston geometries by using finite element method, and determine the effect of different piston head shape on piston performance. Besides, the optimization of piston design is also carried out in order to reduce material cost and increase piston performance.

Effect of tire hydroplaning on different pavement surface condition

The project aims to analyze the effects of load rating and tire inflation pressure on hydroplaning and identify the optimum values. The study of pressure at the leading edge of the tires and inflation pressure for different load ratings will be done using fluid dynamics theories, CAD and CFD simulation.

Chemically modified Polymer for additive manufacturing of construct with antimicrobial properties

The project aims to produce and study an antimicrobial material for the usage of medical devices by chemically modifying high impact polystyrene (HIPS) using the sulfonation method and attaching different antimicrobial agents to it.

Effect of the wing airfoil shape on the aerodynamics and performance of a Jet-Trainer Aircraft – An optimisation approach

The research focuses on analysing the effect of an airfoil’s wing shape on an aircraft performance in order to optimize the aircraft’s performance. The aircraft that would be focused on in this research is the L-39C Albatros.

Evaluating the environmental performance and the economic impact of concentrated solar power (CSP) type solar collector through a combined life cycle assessment (LCA)

This project aimed to evaluate the environment performance and economic impact of a newly improved concentrated solar power (CSP) hybrid with photovoltaic cell type of solar collector through a combined life cycle assessment (LCA).

A numerical assessment of the efficacy of a topography design with increasing gradient complexity for filtering biofouling material through the membrane module of a water treatment system

This is a numerical project that applies Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) to vary the gradient complexity of surface topographies to determine if this characteristic will encourage or discourage the biofouling phenomenon.

Design of a Compact Grinding Machine

This project aims to design and develop a compact grinding machine that can be used by households. Among key aspects for this category of users include low or affordable cost, compact, portable or low footprint, ergonomic and support multiple modes of operation.

Numerical simulation of segmented ratio in bismuth telluride and skutterudites for waste heat recovery

The study focuses on numerical simulation to optimize the design of segmented modules. This approach is based on the selection of materials for different segments that are optimized in terms of their TE properties with respect to the temperature range to which they are exposed during module operation.