Date of Graduation
Honors Research Project
Bachelor of Science
Dr. Gregory Morscher
Increased stiffness will be achieved through a unidirectional carbon fiber tube that will encase the aluminum tubing. This will give the structure the stiffness it needs to resist bending enabling the elimination of the spreader bar, while still maintaining the ductile material properties of the 6061 T-6 aluminum.
Palmer, Jacob, "THE USE OF CARBON FIBER REINFORCED ALUMINUM TO STIFFEN A PORTALEDGE STRUCTURE" (2015). Honors Research Projects. 35.