Structurally Relevant Testing of Additively Manufactured Parts
Project Goals and Description:
In additive manufacturing, the material is built at the same time as the component. New metal additive manufacturing machines are now using dozens of different manufacturing processing parameter sets to make a single part. Therefore, determining the properties of the fabricated part is not straight forward because a typical mechanical test bar is not representative of all of the material conditions or loadings in the final part. The different regions can have different microstructure, porosity and surface roughness. This project will design a structurally relevant test coupon and custom fixturing for mechanical testing equipment to perform a loading test representative of an aerospace part fabricated using additive manufacturing.
Grand Challenge: Engineer the tools of scientific discovery.
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Joy, Gockel, email@example.com
The student should have the ability to create a solid model using CAD, a basic understanding of stress and experience with hands-on design.
TIME COMMITMENT (HRS/WK)
The researcher will learn about the metal additive manufacturing process, loadings on aerospace components and gain hands on experience in mechanical testing.
The student will meet individually with the faculty mentor each week for 30 mins to discuss their research progress, and plans for the following week. The student will also attend our bi-weekly research group meetings with the opportunity to present their research to the group, gaining communication skills. They will also be invited to participate in ADAPT center student activities (journal club, quarterly meetings with industry, social events.)
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