Research & Programming

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Implementing Circular Economy in Engineering Curriculum | Fall 2019

Concepts of Circular Economy are important, especially in our consumption-based unsustainable society. However, there is an overall lack of such concepts in education, especially in current engineering undergraduate curriculum. The final thesis explores and suggests means of implementing concepts of Circular Economy in the existing Mechanical Engineering curriculum at the Cooper Union.

Rose Auditorium Auralization | Spring 2019

In order to analyze a space for its acoustic properties, measurements of the acoustic behavior of the Rose Auditorium was taken using custom MATLAB codes, and was modeled using OnShape, AutoCAD, and CATT-Acoustics.  The model parameter was tested and modified to match that of the measured profile, and was changed to match its original purpose better. Both impulse responses found through the two methods were then used for auralization of the space. 

DAT Optimization for AHU | Spring 2019

In line with the Cooper Union's LEED Platinum status, this program was coded on MATLAB to find the optimal discharge air temperature (DAT) for any AHU. The user only has to input one file with the names and current & minimum occupied air flow [CFM]  of all the rooms served by an AHU, and the program graphs the overall and individual components' power consumption and cost. The program also outputs the optimal DAT for the given current situation.

Unknown Noise Identification | Spring 2019

The source of a frequently occurring, disturbing unknown noise in a classroom was identified by measuring and analyzing both the vibrational and acoustical data from the noise. Using custom-made MATLAB codes and functions for Digital Signal Processing (DSP), the coherence of the different signals were found and the noise source was identified. 

ME 408
Turducken Cooking Challenge | Fall 2018

A system for cooking a given turducken with the custom-created skewers for the fastest cooking time yet maintaining the most consistent cooking temperatures was designed. The system was analyzed using ANSYS APDL, Workbench, and Hypermesh to satisfy specific design constraints, as well as hand calculations.

ME 408
Wind Turbine Optimization | Fall 2018

A wind turbine tower structure was designed and optimized for minimum cost, cross-sectional area (for material used), and weight using FEA as a tool to satisfy the given desgin constraints. The structure was created on SolidWorks, and analyzed and verified using ANSYS APDL and Workbench, as well as hand calculations.

Composites Research | Summer 2018

Aided in researching and writing a paper, titled "Fabrication of Composites Using Polymer Reinforced by NanoCellulose and Multi-scale Homogenization Technique Using Representative Volume Element (RVE)" at Dongguk University, Korea. The paper was submitted and accepted to Emerging Technologies in Mehcanical Engineering (ETME 2018)

No Strings Attached | Spring 2016

Identifying a common "pain point" for bulky, weak wires and lack of space, devised a working minimum viable product (MVP) for wireless charging. Using the Business Model Canvas (BMC) and a landing page, the wireless charger aimed to provide a convenient way of charging. The MVP was refined after conducting over 100 interviews.

Cluster M11 Analysis | Summer 2014

Open cluster M11 was analyzed by taking photos with the UCI 24" telescope, and filtering them. The cluster was analyzed for its age, brightness, and other physical properties. The research was presented to an audience of 500+ people, where I also spoke as the closing speaker for the COSMOS UCI program.

© 2019 by Olivia Heuiyoung Park

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