DriverLab Simulator


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

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

Services Performed:
Design 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
  • Quasi-Static analysis for various load cases
  • Global and Detailed Stress including mechanical joints
  • Complied with ANSI strength requirements
  • Composite Structure analysis

Engineering Design:

  • Floor frame must be compatible with the existing motion system and CEAL’s existing overhead crane
  • Floor Frame must also fit within the facility layout and access limitations
  • Dome and cap must 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

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

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

Pagnotta Engineering (PEI) was awarded development and delivery of the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute- University Health Network (TRI-UHN) DriverLab including structural projection dome, cap, and floor frame lifting system.

PEI provided the following services:

Design a light-weight cost effective dome, cap, and floor structure that meets stiffness, strength, weight, and flamability requirements for use in their CEAL facility

  • Floor frame must be compatble with the existing motion system and CEAL’s existing overhead crane and facility layout and access limitations
  • Dome and cap must accommodate and support TRI-UHN’s projection system design
  • Manage development design and analysis engineering, fabrication, factory acceptance testing, installation, and site acceptance testing
  • Supported weekly teleconferences as well as Preliminary and Critical Design Reviews at TRI-UHN in Toronto

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

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