The Virtual Engineering Capstone and Senior Design Project Showcase
May 17th, 2021
This year SDSU Georgia held its third Capstone and Senior Design Project Showcase. Event was held through an online platform, using Zoom Meeting, where our partner companies were able to meet our outstanding Graduate year, Electrical, Computer, Civil and Construction Engineering students and get introduced to totally 11 Senior Projects, they were working on during the last two semesters.
This year such companies as: GITA, Domson Engineering, CIC Group, Arali Construction, INSI Construction, Basalt Fiber with the support of ILF Consulting Engineers, ICCA and EMG sponsored SDSU G Capstone Projects.
The purpose of this event is to introduce Companies and Organizations to new University-Business cooperation opportunities.
Project: Vocational College Design (Horizon) in LanchkutiProject Members: Alexander Jikia, Ioane Gogolashvili, Avtandil Tavkhelidze
Valerian Marsagishvili, Davit Kakachishvili
Project: Design of kindergarden for 180 children in AkhaltsikheProject Members: Tinatin Vacheishvili, Giorgi Khvadadze, Erekle Dateshidze
Bakhva Jakeli, Givi Gordeziani, Luka Nikolaishvili
Description of Project:The Project of “Arali”, which we have been working on offers to build a kindergarten in the city of Akhaltsikhe, designed for roughly 180 children. The designated territory of 38934 m2 will be used to build something new and exciting for the children of Akhaltsikhe. This two-story building will be modern and colorful for children to enjoy. The complex provides playgrounds, attractions, and recreational zones, as well. The new kindergarten will also have a bedroom and playroom, dressing room, buffet, pantry, hall, product storage room, doctor, administration, dishwasher, kitchen, elevator, evacuation stairs and a boiler room. The project is aiming to give a relaxing and effective opportunities for children to start preparing for their school lives, as well as to give the parents a place they can entrust their children to.
Our project will involve working in different fields, the biggest part being the overlooking of the architectural and structural designs. This involves looking at and studying the plans of both interior and exterior parts of the building while also reviewing the materials used for construction. MEP design will also be looked at, this involves both 2D and 3D drawings of all systems. And we will also look at the environmental impact the building and its construction process will have such as sustainability and heat efficiency. The tender was announced by the Municipal Development Fund of Georgia. The objective of the project is to build a two-story kindergarten building in Akhaltsikhe. The area of the project is 1508 cubic meters and the building itself will be 896.4 cubic meters. The team consists of young engineers, who already have experience in the field of structural design and construction works. We hope to bring new and modern ideas for the project, that will be favorable not only for the construction team but also will be built by modern construction techniques that will be proposed by our team.
Project: Private Emergency Help SystemGroup Members: David Barbakadze, Ketevan Gogia, Nika Kurdadze,
Vano Mazashvili, Salome Pirosmanishvili
Project Description:Private Emergency Help System (PEHS) is a project which aims to unite society into doing helpful actions. The students of San Diego State University Georgia Davit Barbakadze, Ketevan Gogia, Nika Kurdadze, Vano Mazashvili and Salome Pirosmanishvili have come up with a solution that will help Georgian neighborhoods to become safer and evoke trust between building block residents. As we are living during the troubled times and COVID 19 has drastically changed our lives, all of these major events gave us a push to start up this project. During lockdowns we all saw that life was not easy, especially for elderly and disabled community. As their family members were not able to visit them like before, many complications have come to the light. That is why we decided to come up with the device that would easy up their frustration and would become their lifesaver.
Private Emergency Help System is a modern solution. The system consists of the sender device (a remote controller) and the master device, which receives the sent data signal. This system unites the flat building blocks, or suburban neighborhoods. Imagine you have an elderly or disabled family member and they run out of some food, or have some problems with household facilities that they cannot solve alone. And as you are not around, who is going to help them out? That’s where the Private Emergency Help System comes in to save the day. Our family member will possess the sender device that will send the emergency signal to the recipient. The device is very easy to use, it has 4 different buttons, for different kinds of situations, by just pressing the desired button the signal will be sent to the neighbor who is “in charge” of that person. They will rush immediately and help them out. As you might have already deduced this device is not for the life-threatening situations, however, if someone is not dying does not mean that they are not in the need of help with different tasks. We have had several cases when elderly/disabled community has reached out to the emergency services, but they could not go on the field as their request was not a life-threatening and it was out of their jurisdiction.
We think that not only this system will help out the elderly/disabled community but unite the neighborhood and give them the sense of the well-functioning and caring society. Not only our technology is practical, but it is also modern and well-suited for our communities’ present issues.
Project: Productivity Gadget
Group members: Nikoloz Sanakoevi, Tornike Paitchadze,
Giorgi Tchkoidze, Ramaz TskhadadzeProject Description:
We designed a gadget, that allows the user to track the time spent on different projects. The device is rectangular shaped box with 4 plates. Each plate represents different projects that user can be working on. There is also a cube that when placed on the plates sends the information to the computer about time it was placed on a plate. This time represents intervals that a user was working on a particular project. We designed desktop, web and mobile apps. The desktop app takes the information to the gadget and sends it to the database. The information stored in the database is used by the mobile, desktop and web applications to display statistics related to the projects. The apps also allow the user to add and edit project information, including time intervals when the user planned to start the work on the projects. Additionally, the device has 4 leds which light up when the cube is placed on the plates and start blinking when the user needs to start the work on a particular project.
Project: Smart and Secure Home
Group members: Giorgi Solomnishvili, Lasha Butkhuzi, Reziko Tsirgvava,
Mikheil Makharadze, Aleksi Aleksandria
In the 21st century, Safety and Security have become one of the most critical and precise commodities, which are very hard and expensive to come by. Our team at SDSU_Georgia decided to dedicate our time and funding to researching sophisticated and relatively inexpensive solutions to the Residential Area's Safety and Security.
There are three main goals our project aims to accomplish.
We implemented a module that can identify humans intelligently. The module determines if a person approaching the residential area is a tenant, a friend of tenants, or a stranger.
We implemented a unit that manages secure access to a residential area. If a person wants to gain access to the residential area, his/her face should be recognized as the face of an authorized person.
We implemented hardware to control the safety of the residential area. The hardware is able to detect several kinds of hazards and generate the appropriate response.
We made it possible for the owner to monitor his/her home's safety and security from any place in the world. We utilized an IoT server that connects the mobile application to devices in the residential area. At home, we installed several sensors that can detect an intruder, fire, and gas leak. Furthermore, we installed hardware that tries to extinguish hazards and notifies the owner about their existence. Figure 1 represents the block diagram for our project.