Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences

Date of Last Revision

2020-12-14 06:53:19


Mechanical Engineering

Honors Course

4600 497

Number of Credits


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Date of Expected Graduation

Fall 2020


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.

Research Sponsor

K.T. Tan

First Reader

Alper Buldum

Second Reader

Manigandan Kannan

Honors Faculty Advisor

Shao Wang

Previous Versions

Dec 11 2020



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