College of Engineering (COE)

Date of Last Revision

2023-05-03 16:48:37


Mechanical Engineering - Cooperative Education

Honors Course


Number of Credits


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Date of Expected Graduation

Spring 2020


The nature of this project is confidential and cannot be disclosed in detail. Generally, this project involves the manufacturing of an original design, which is subjected to a variety of tests – including tensile, compressive, bending, fatigue, and environmental testing, as well as qualitative destructive tests – to determine the mechanical properties of the component. This testing data compares with values predicted using Finite-Element Analysis. The validation of predicted FEM values is crucial to the success of this component, as it is designed for lifecritical applications. If test results indicate poor structural performance, considerable redesign will be necessary.

Research Sponsor

Dr. Nicholas Garafolo

First Reader

Dr. Manigandan Kannan

Second Reader

Dr. Gregory Morscher

Honors Faculty Advisor

Dr. Nicholas Garafolo



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