Project Title

Table Top Dome Tester

College

College of Engineering (COE)

Date of Last Revision

2020-05-05 05:33:39

Major

Mechanical Engineering - Cooperative Education

Honors Course

4600:497

Number of Credits

4

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Date of Expected Graduation

Spring 2020

Abstract

The Erichsen Cupping Test was used as a basis to design a dome tester. The intention of a dome tester is to test sheet metal material properties in all directions. This was done by clamping a piece of sheet metal and using a piston and hydraulic press to punch through the material. The force used to punch the material and the height of the deforming material can be gathered and the sheet metal properties can then be calculated. At the end of the project the team was able to successfully design and manufacture a hydraulic dome tester. However, due to unforeseen circumstances, the final assembly was unable to be tested. The machine should be capable of loading samples up to 20 tons with a stroke length of 2.0 inches. The dome tester currently resides in the manufacturing lab at the University of Akron where students will perform the stampability test themselves. They can apply real life engineering theory and study material properties of sheet metal during their coursework.

Research Sponsor

Dr. Gopal Nadkarni

First Reader

Dr. Manigandan Kannan

Second Reader

Dr. Yogesh Singh

Honors Faculty Advisor

Dr. Gopal Nadkarni

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