Fall 2023 Tech Symposium Posters

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UTSA's Klesse College of Engineering and Integrated Design Fall 2023 Tech Symposium took place on Friday, November 17 from 8:30 am-1:00 pm in the HEB Ballroom on UTSA’s Main Campus. For more information visit https://klesse.utsa.edu/symposium/.

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    Pressure Sensitive Ankle Brace
    (2023-11-15) Brown, Gage; Mochen, Patrick; Jeffers, Juan; Hernandez, Michael
    BMHJ Engineering has undertaken the task of designing, building, and testing a device that records force applied to a patient's foot during rehabilitation and sends the data to a website via wireless transmission. The device has been designed to promote patient compliance in ankle rehabilitation by detecting unwanted stress on the ankle through a pressure sensing insole.​
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    Frequency Sweep Automatic System
    (2023-11-07) Abedrop, Fatima; Prater, Phillip; Oviedo, Kayla
    This project automates a frequency test using a vibrational shaker, power amplifier, and MyRio DAQ system. It replaces the manual function generator adjustments with a one-time input for desired frequencies and amplitudes, creating a fully automatic system. The goal is to apply this code to energy harvesting research, enabling the conversion of ambient vibrations into usable electrical energy using the shaker.
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    Flow Rate Transducer Test Bench
    (2023-11-17) Loy, Phillip; Bourg, Cyrus; Barrientos, Abel; Nguyen, Hieu; Flores-Maldonado, Gabriel
    The Flow Rate Transducer Test Bench is a closed-loop recirculating fluid system that will be used to verify the operational integrity of turbine-style flow rate transducers at Navistar Inc.’s Advanced Technology Center in Elmendorf, Texas. Surefire Engineering is collaborating with Horsepower Engineering, a capstone team from the Electrical/Computer Engineering Department at UTSA, to complete this project. Surefire Engineering has been responsible design of the structural and piping systems, and Horsepower Engineering has been responsible for the design of the user interface and control/data acquisition systems.
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    SJN: Supersonic Nozzle
    (2023-11-13) Otake, Justin; Gonzales, Ashley; Forster, Curtis; De Luna, Christian; Garcia, Xavier
    Southwest Research Institute has hired our team to design and manufacture an interchangeable nozzle; that would be secured into their existing wind tunnel structure. The nozzle will be a convergent-divergent design and reach a minimum speed of Mach 2. The inlet diameter of the nozzle will be 6 inches and an outlet diameter of 2 inches. The nozzle will be made interchangeable by resting inside thewind tunnels pipe between two flanges, with an orifice plate being used to secure the nozzle to the wind tunnel. To handle the change in piping from 6 inch nominal piping to 2 inch nominal piping, a custom flange will be used on the outlet. This custom flange will be a 6 inch blind face flange, with a 2 inch diameter hole bored through the center.
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    Mechanically Assisted Weight Machine
    (2023-11-03) Boice, Matthew; Nino, Joe; Peralta, Jose; Anderson, Andrew; Bendele, Braeden
    The Mechanically-Assisted Weight Machine was designed by SA Premier Engineering to enhance workout quality and save time in the process. Utilizing a trailer jack for vertical motion and a sliding rail system for horizontal motion the machine brings the weights to the height of the barbell, greatly reducing expended energy by the user when changing weight sizes between workouts. From initial design drafts, to engineering analysis, to creating a final drawing package and creating and performing a testing plan/report, the machine has been designed with functionality and safety in mind leading to a quality product that many will find beneficial.
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    Blood Flow Solutions
    (2023-01-30) Lopez, Stephanie; Florian, Richard; Wagner, Bryan; Tran, John; Budhwani, Azfar
    Whole blood collected from donation sites has a maximum shelf life of 35 days when refrigerated, depending on the anticoagulant used. Attempts to preserve blood with citrate reactions and ion-exchange methodologies have been explored since 1944, but no single system exists to compartmentalize this reaction. The objective of this project is to automate the manual, multistep biomedical laboratory procedure for prolonging the shelf life of stored blood. Our team used fluid mechanics and sphere packing methodologies to determine that an ID of 6.5cm and length of 10 inches are optimal to prevent speed and head losses. The device can be used to care for combat-injured patients requiring blood transfusions, as well as civilians and military beneficiaries. Future research can be accomplished through a Stage I SBIR/STTR process for greater access to R&D resources.
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    O.R.C.A.
    (2023-01-30) Fromme, Roxanne; Shawker, Ryan; Pillar, Matthew; Cornejo, Eric
    The oil reconditioning cart (O.R.C.A) is a machine that essentially filters a months worth of hydraulic oil for reuse in a dairy plant where many machinery utilizes for lubrication and hydraulic power. Because of the specifications of the hydraulic oil by the client needing to have less than 3micron size particulates, the ORCA was custom designed to filter to the smallest allowable filtration requirements.
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    Beverage Dispenser Automated Test Stand
    (2023-11-17) Garcia, Eduardo; Manley, James; Chorath, Glists; Castro, Angel
    The purpose of this project is to design and deploy an automated testing system for beverage dispensers. Currently tests are done by personnel manually handling each sample hundreds of times for tests that can last for hours under high humidity conditions. Our solution is to design and deploy a semi-autonomous system that can perform the actions required to execute the valve testing process via active components that will be able to withstand the stresses as well as required accelerations and movements to complete functions. In which, functions are queued by an external control software that will architect the overall test by queuing the automated stand for the movements to conduct mass and temperature data collections.