College of Engineering (COE)

Date of Last Revision

2021-09-10 13:34:14


Mechanical Engineering - Cooperative Education

Honors Course


Number of Credits


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Date of Expected Graduation

Spring 2020


This project centers on building a Jominy Hardenability tester with In-Situ heating for the manufacturing lab at the University of Akron. A new process and setup will be designed using engineering concepts in order to make the testing more efficient and safer for the teaching and testing of metal hardness. The current Jominy testing setup has efficiency issues within the transfer of specimen from induction heater to testing rig. Our design will simplify the design by creating a test rig that removes the traveling aspect of the specimen which will limit the amount of premature cooling done and will be much safer for whom ever undergoes the test. The possibility of dropping a red-hot specimen onto the ground endangering those around is too great to be overlooked. A new process and design must be done to improve the existing model.

Research Sponsor

Gopal Nadkarni

First Reader

Jon Gerhardt

Second Reader

Scott Sawyer

Honors Faculty Advisor

Scott Sawyer



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