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Economic model

Project Leader(s): 

Dr. Kim McAuley, Queen's University

Project team: 
Dr. Thomas Harris, Queen’s University
Dr. James McLellan, Queen’s University
Dr. James Ramsay, McGill University
Dr. David Campbell, Simon Fraser University
Dr. Amos Ben-Zvi, University of Alberta
Dr. Carl Duchesne, Université Laval
Funding period: 
April 1, 2021 - March 31, 2021

Engineers use mathematical models to describe the production of plastics and other chemicals. The models contain unknown parameters that are estimated from plant data. In the past year, the research team analyzed several criteria that modelers use to decide how complex or how simplified their models should be. They showed that one popular model-selection criterion, the corrected Akaike Information Criterion, tends to select very simple models, and that another, the adjusted coefficient of determination, tends to select models with many parameters.

Project Leader(s): 

Dr. Raymond Spiteri, University of Saskatchewan

Project team: 
Dr. Barrie Bonsal, Environment Canada
Dr. Radu Bradean, Ballard Power
Dr. Bruce Davison, Environment Canada
Dr. John Kenna, Ballard Power
Dr. Michael Perrone, IBM Canada
Dr. Andreas Putz, Automotive Fuel Cell Cooperation
Dr. Markus Schudy, Automotive Fuel Cell Cooperation
Dr. Marc Secanell, University of Alberta
Dr. Joakim Sundnes, Simula Research Lab
Dr. John Stockie, Simon Fraser University
Dr. Brian Wetton, University of British Columbia
Mr. Dana Brown, Fourstones Ltd.
Funding period: 
April 1, 2021 - March 31, 2021

Many fundamental and important scientific and industrial processes can be described in terms of transport phenomena, or processes in which particles are physically displaced from one location to another. Transport phenomena are broadly categorized into three types: transport of mass, transport of energy and transport of momentum.