DriverLab Simulator

Project Overview:
The development and delivery of the DriverLab Driving Simulator including the structural projection dome, cap, and floor frame lifting system.

Toronto Rehabilitation Institute-University Health Network (TRI-UHN)

Services Performed:
Designed a light-weight cost effective dome, cap, and floor structure that meets stiffness, strength, weight, and flammability requirements for use in their CEAL facility.

Structural Analysis:

  • Generated system level finite element model
  • Performed quasi-static analysis for various load cases
  • Performed global and detailed stress including mechanical joints
  • Complied with ANSI strength requirements
  • Performed composite structural analysis

Engineering Design:

  • Ensured floor frame compatibility with the existing motion system and CEAL’s existing overhead crane
  • Designed the floor frame to fit within the facility layout and access limitations
  • Developed the dome and cap design to accommodate and support TRI-UHN’s projection system design
  • Supported weekly teleconferences as well as Preliminary and Critical Design Reviews at TRI-UHN in Toronto

Support Testing:

  • Managed development design and analysis engineering
  • Managed fabrication and factory acceptance testing
  • Facilitated installation and site acceptance testing

Customer Feedback:

The quality of the work, the communication with the team, creativity and flexibility in solving problems were all absolutely top class.
– Geoff Fernie PhD PEng CEng FCAHS, Institute Director, Research

This is an excellent company doing outstanding work. Don’t hesitate to use Pagnotta Engineering, Inc. for your next job.
– Susan Gorski, MHSc, Peng, Chief CEAL Engineer, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute

Outstanding engineering and project management work.  Please contact me if you ever need a reference.
– Dan Smyth, BASc, P.Eng., CAD Specialist, Research Department – Technology R& D Team

Pagnotta Engineering is a proud partner in developing Canada’s most advanced driving simulator!

Click on image above for DriverLab video by Toronto Rehabilitation Institute – UHN