Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences
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Number of Credits
Bachelor of Science
Date of Expected Graduation
Sandwich materials are growing in popularity as more research and data is collected. I am studying the inner foam of the sandwich composites. I am testing the bending strength of the material by performing a three point bend test on foam specimens of varying density and material. The specimens will be tested at room temperature as well as extreme low temperature. I am studying how the mechanical properties of the material change as the material’s surroundings change. Cell wall thickness and cell size will be analyzed to see if there is a correlation between those parameters and the strength of the material. Micro-computed tomography as well as a 3-D microscope will be used to determine the parameters. Final analysis will be presented and published.
Honors Faculty Advisor
Aowad, Mikayla L., "Behavior of Sandwich Core Under Extreme Temperature Conditions" (2020). Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects. 1244.