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April 27: Designing and Manufacturing of an Autonomous Surface Vehicle for Bathymetry Surveying

Seminar

Topic: Evening presentation on Designing and Manufacturing of an Autonomous Surface Vehicle for Bathymetry Surveying   
Presenters: Jaclyn Tarnai, Graham Williamson, David Wong, and Yiran Zhou
Date: Wednesday April 27
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Venue: Accent Inns Burnaby
3777 Henning Drive, Burnaby V5C 6N5

Presentation Summary

A team of UBC mechanical engineering students presented their Capstone Project on designing and manufacturing a cost-effective autonomous surface vehicle for bathymetry surveying. Their presentation included:

  • Introduction to UBC and the CAPSTONE course
  • Background of the ASV project
  • ASV design methodology and rationale
  • Small scale ASV prototyping
  • ASV manufacturing process
  • ASV validation and verification
  • Final ASV specifications and results
  • Conclusion

 Slideshow

 Seminar brochure

 Photo Album

 Speakers with Alan Kay  
Speakers Tony Wong, Jaclyn Tarnai, Yiran Zou
and Graham Williamson being congratulated by
Alan Kay (CEP Committee facilitator in the UBC-Capstone project)
 Speaker with CEP Committee 
from L/R: Matthew Walton-Knight (CEP Vice-Chair),
Kevin Oversby (CEP), Graham Williamson (speaker),
Yiran Zou (speaker), Tony Wong (speaker),
Alan Kay (CEP), Jaclyn Tarnai (speaker),
Kris Gadareh (CEP Chair and Capstone facilitator),
and Marina Lee (CEP Treasurer) 

Events Calendar

Event details will be updated periodically.

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May 17 Accent Inns, Burnaby Evening Discussion: A Debate on How We Fund InfrastructuresA Debate on How We Fund Infrastructures Hosted by Matthew Walton-Knigh and Marina Li Completed
July 29 Canada Place Dinner Cruise with APEGBC Sea-to-Sky Branch Host: APEGBC Sea To Sky Branch Confirmed
September 19 Christ Church Cathedral Structural Renovations - Christ Church Cathedral Ian Birtwell, Meredith Anderson and James Emery Confirmed
October 18 Accent Inns, Burnaby Distributed Fiber Sensing Systems Dr. Sudhakar Cherukupalli Confirmed
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2016    
January 27 Royal Vancouver Yacht Club AGM & Dinner - A Geologist's Quest to Understand Our Blue Planet Dr. John Clague Completed
March 16 Accent Inns, Burnaby Robotic Submarines Shane Jensen and Taylor Moore Completed
April 27 Accent Inns, Burnaby Autonomous Surface Vehicle

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Completed
May 18 Accent Inns, Burnaby Imaging, Mechanics and Osteoarthritis

Prof David Wilson, 
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June 29 The Terminal Club, Vancouver IMechE President's Dinner

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July 16 760 Pacific Blvd. S, Vancouver Dinner Cruise False Bay Host: APEGBC Sea To Sky Branch Confirmed
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2015    
January 28 Royal Vancouver Yacht Club AGM & Dinner - Port Metro Vancouver Robin Silvester, CEng, President & CEO Port Metro Vancouver Completed
March 25 Accent Inns, Burnaby Human-Robotics-Interaction Prof Mike Van Der Loos, UBC Completed
April 15 Accent Inns, Burnaby Evergeen Line Project Overview Meiric Preece, DBC Technical Director Evergreen Line Completed
May 20 Accent Inns, Burnaby Innovative Natural Gas Delivery System in
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July 18 West Vancouver Annual Summer BBQ APEGBC Sea-To-Sky Completed
September 16 Accent Inns, Burnaby Wind Turbines - Design & BuildWind Turbines - Design & Build Antonio Marchet, Endurance Wind Power Completed
October 21 Accent Inns, Burnaby Prespectives on Climate Change and World Energy Stan Ridley, West 2012 Energy Management Completed
November 18 UBC Robson Square Innovative Buildings and Structures in the Middle East Eric De Fleuriot de la Coliniere,
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2014    
January 29 Royal Vancouver Yacht Club AGM & Dinner - Meet the APEGBC Leadership Team Ann English, P.Eng. and others Completed
March 25 Vancity Kingsway Holistic Engineering Alan Kay Completed
June 11 Accent Inns, Burnaby Christchurch Earthquake: Two Years Later Prof. Ken Elwood  Completed
July 26 West Vancouver BBQ and Committee Meeting Host: APEGBC Sea to Sky Branch Completed
September 17 Accent Inns, Burnaby Design of Theatre Motion Seating System David Lo Completed
November 18 Accent Inns, Burnaby Renewable Energy Dr. Mehrzad Tabatabaian Completed
2013    
January 30 Royal Vanc Yacht Club AGM & Dinner - Climate Change and Global Warming Prof. Andrew Weaver Completed
March 20 Holiday Inn Metrotown The Emerging Role of the Engineering Consultant - How to Find and Deliver Value John Holland, C.Eng P.Eng Completed
April 17 Holiday Inn Metrotown New Pitt River Cable-Stayed Bridge Design & Construction Craig Schaper, C.Eng P.Eng. Completed
May 15 Holiday Inn Metrotown BCSA 10 Year Strategy - as it relates to Risk Management Catherine Roome, P.Eng Completed
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July 27 West Vancouver BBQ with APEGBC Sea-to-Sky Bill Vaughn Completed
September 18 Vancity Kingsway Living Buildings Challenge Gregory Snaith, P.Eng Completed
October 23 Holiday Inn Metrotown Kinder Morgan Pipelines Greg Toth, P.Eng Completed
November 20 Vancity Kingsway Port Metro Vancouver Projects Matthew Walton-Knight, C.Eng Completed

 

 

 

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