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“The material covered in LSSU's engineering program provided me a solid foundation for graduate studies. The systematic approach and communication skills needed to tackle engineering projects were taught and then practiced over and over again. In particular I appreciate the many hours spent by the faculty to develop oral presentation skills in each student. As a graduate student now, these skills have proven to be highly beneficial and, to my surprise, obviously not taught to the same extent at many other universities.”

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Senior Projects 2012-2013

 

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Team Noise Vibrations and Harshness Management

Members:

  • Jacob Black
  • Joseph Douglas
  • Jordan Verdelli

Faculty Advisor:

  • Robert Hildebrand

Company:

  • Essar Steel Algoma

Industrial Contact:

  • Chris Janssen

Project Description: Design and Simulate Noise Abatement System

Team NVHM( Noise Vibrations and Harshness Management) will propose and evaluate noise control measures to mitigate the community noise footprint of the Essar Steel Mill in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. The project will begin with measurements to establish and prioritize predominant noise sources at the Essar site. Subsequently, engineering solutions will be recommended, their performance in terms of decibel reduction projected, and cost-benefit analyses of these provided.

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Synthesis of Multicyclic Products ...

Josh Brown

“Synthesis of Multicyclic Products from Annulation Reaction of an Imadazoline and β-Hydroxy Carboxylic Acids”: Imidazolines are nitrogen containing hetercycles that can be found in natural products. They have unique properties particularly their ability to react with electrophiles and nucleophiles. If reacted with a molecule that contains both, imidazolines can undergo annulations to produce many interesting products. This study attempted to prepare a multicyclic product from the reaction of 1-benzyl-2-phenyl-2-imidazoline with salicyloyl chloride or salicylic acid under three different conditions to determine which was optimal. The first reaction is a two step process that uses salicyloyl chloride produced from salicylic acid. The salicyloyl chloride is then used in an annulations reaction with the imidazoline. Production of salicyloyl chloride by known methods failed. Conditions two and three attempted a similar annulations using the coupleing reagents BOP-Cl and EDC with salicylic acid and the imidazoline. These reagents work to bond the carboxylic acid to the imidazoline N and make the reaction one step. The EDC reaction failed to produce the right product, the BOP-Cl reaction appeared successful based on GCMS. However, during the purification the product was not able to be isolated.

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